Smoked Mac & Cheese

Smoked meat is amazing, but don’t forget about smoked sides. This Smoked Mac & Cheese will go great with any meal!

I’ve been loving my new smoker (Sophie5 for 5% off at Zgrills)! All the different meats I’ve made on it have been delicious, but I haven’t really tried any sides. This smoked mac & cheese changed all of that.

If you’ve seen, or tried, the viral trend of smoking a block of cream cheese, you know cream cheese smokes great. I decided to use this to my advantage and use it in my mac and cheese.

I started out just smoking the cream cheese with some jalapenos and seasoning for…. Then I added it to some large elbow noodles and mixed it all together. I topped it with some shredded swiss and gruyere cheese and then threw it back into the smoker.

It came out smoky with a little spice from the jalapenos. It was amazing and would’ve paired great with the meat I was using if it had turned out lol. Let me know if you guys make it and how it goes in the comments and ENJOY!

Smoked Mac & Cheese

Delicious smoked mac & cheese to pair with whatever dish you have.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mac and Cheese, Macaroni, Side, Smoked
Servings: 1 pan
Author: Sophie May

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 jalapenos thinly sliced
  • 1.5 tsp mustard powder
  • 0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1.5 C half and half
  • 2 C gouda shredded
  • 6 oz Swiss and Gruyere shredded cheese
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 24 oz large elbow noodles

Instructions

  • Set your smoker to 225°F.
  • I used a competition blend of pellets.
  • In a aluminum pan (around 9 inch x 9 inch x 2 inch square pan) put your cream cheese, jalapenos, and seasonings.
  • Put in your smoker and cook for an hour or until the jalapenos start to get a wilted crispy look.
  • Cook your noodles according to the instructions on the packet, while the cream cheese mixture smokes.
  • Remove the cream cheese mixture from the smoker and add in the rest of your ingredients and cooked noodles to the pan, except for the swiss and gruyere cheese.
  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in the pan.
  • Once thoroughly mixed, top with the swiss and gruyere cheese and season with more salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  • Return to the smoker and cook for an additional 30 minutes, or until desired crispiness.
  • ENJOY!

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