Smoked Mac & Cheese

A delicious show-stopper Mac & Cheese recipe kissed with apple wood smoke and heavy on the cheese.
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Specifications

Prep Time 15 minutes
Category Side Dish
Grill Used Kamado Joe
Cook Time 45 minutes
Meat Other

Ingredients

6 cups uncooked macaroni
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 1/2 cups milk
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
8-10 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1-2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat your Kamado Joe to 350F. Add a couple smoke wood chunks (apple is fantastic for this.)
Cook the macaroni noodles per the instructions on the box in salted water and then drain. Add the butter and stir to melt into the macaroni noodles. Add the milk, beaten eggs, and chipotle chili powder and stir to mix. Add six cups of shredded cheddar cheese and mix well. Place the macaroni mixture into a deep 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese (or however much desired) on top of the macaroni mixture. Sprinkle the shredded parmesan cheese on top of the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper on top.
Place the dish on the Kamado Joe and let cook at 350F for 30-35 minutes. At the 30 minute mark, open your vents to bring the temperature up to 425-450 to brown the top a little. Let stand for 10 minutes and serve hot!

Submitted By: John Setzler, Valdese, NC Website: www.mancavemeals.net
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