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Smoked Mac and cheese

U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
So I needed a side for my brisket and Mac and cheese is always a hit I will do the recipe followed by pictures. It was a hug success and like nothing I've had or made before really out there.

Ingredients :
1.5 cups milk
8 oz sharp cheddar
6 oz cream cheese
8 ounce macaroni or shells
3 tsp butter
2 tsp flour
Salt to taste

I took the milk and smoke it with the cheese above for about 20 mins on a rack so any drippings would go into the milk temp about 225 dome

Cheese in the smoker bowl sitting on green feet on plate setter cream cheese on top all straight from the fridge

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Finished smoking

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Boil noodles per package drain and set aside.

Then make the cheese sauce as follows
Melt butter in small/medium sauce pan
Ad flour cook until lightly brown over medium heat
Slowly add milk while stirring turn up heat to high and bring to boil
Once boiling reduce to simmer and stir until thickened
Grate/ chop up cheese and add to milk mixture slowly stirring as you go.
Once cheese is melted you can add in meat or peppers ( I but in 4 strips of bacon leftover from breakfast) jalopenos are great too
Mix in noodles and pour into a casserole dish

Bake at 350ish until top is brown and cheese is bubbly(I returned it to the egg still smoking and it was superb)

Prebake onto the egg

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All ready to eat

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It didn't last 20 mins here huge hit. Will do again for sure
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    That looks great!
    Lynnwood WA
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    definitely trying this. thanks!
    XL BGE
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489
    Now that's why I need a second egg!
    My actuary says I'm dead.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,993
    Where's the bacon!  I can't show this to my daughter until I am prepared to do it.



    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,333
    Wow!  Great idea smoking the cheese over the bowl of milk; waste not want not!  
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I love most any mac and cheese.  This one is going on my list for next weekend. Great job.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
    Add ins are great, and changing the types of cheese is awesome too, mix it up I am always up to experimenting with this, today was the first time smoking it and it was completely on a whim.  My personal favorite was blue cheese, cream cheese and mozzarella for a neutral flavor/volume with bacon, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar very savory and strong flavored.  Love to hear what you all come up with.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    YES! Looks great.

    Love the clear directions with pics as visual. Makes replication much easier.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Looks great.  Will have to try it out!!!
  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    Yum! Gonna try and make this some time this week. 
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    looks fantastic ,Trying this one tonight along with ham steak 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    U_tarded was a huge hit thanks for sharing 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
    Awesome looks good
  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
    What do you use for the smoking process? I am definitely trying this!!!
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
    I had a firebox full of hickory and lump hit it about 225 until the cheese started to get too melty, like 20 mins. Then I baked it in the smokey egg after completely assembled for like 45 min at 350dome. Until the cheese was browned.
  • GLWGLW Posts: 178
    Incredible! Thanks.
    When in doubt add more pepper.
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,958
    I can't wait to try this. A goal for Oct
    Boom
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    Awesome post!  Bookmarked and will be trying!  Thanks for posting!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Damn!! That looks awesome!!
  • You may have already answered this, but what type of wood did you use for smoke? I made a mac n cheese at the same time as ribs this spring with hickory and cherry. The smoke flavor in the mac n cheese made it in my opinion inedible.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417

    You may have already answered this, but what type of wood did you use for smoke? I made a mac n cheese at the same time as ribs this spring with hickory and cherry. The smoke flavor in the mac n cheese made it in my opinion inedible.
    man this is old!  it was only my second post on this forum, I want to say I used apple, maybe some oak because I did a brisket before this.  but any fruitwood should be good.
  • Trixie_BelleTrixie_Belle Posts: 163
    Sorry about the Zombie Thread - Thinking about making this for Saturday to go with my brisket.   Has anyone doubled the ingredients?  If so, who did it work out?  I don't want to make a mess of this with company coming to dinner.   Thanks!
    BGE novice...A Southern Belle living in Seattle.  
  • MrWilliamsMrWilliams Posts: 112
    that looks awesome!!
    XL BGE & Mini - CT USA
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
    Sorry about the Zombie Thread - Thinking about making this for Saturday to go with my brisket.   Has anyone doubled the ingredients?  If so, who did it work out?  I don't want to make a mess of this with company coming to dinner.   Thanks!
    I want to say it was oak.  But Apple, or cherry would be good choices.  I still make this a lot but I just smoke it in the casserole dish instead of trying to get smoke on the ingredients now.
  • LitLit Posts: 5,752
    This is happening this weekend
  • bigalsworthbigalsworth Posts: 403
    I'm glad this got dug up.  I will have to try this and see if it will replace the kraft dinner I usually eat
    Large BGE
    BBQ Guru DigiQ II

    Martensville, Saskatchewan Canada
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,356
    Dude!  :clap: Bookmarked!  Nice work!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,417
    Ok I just Read this all again.  I used hickory.  But any wood would work.  Also this was like my 2nd cook posted.   Kinda makes me proud to see how much my style/skills have changed over the last 3 years.  Thanks all!
  • HelmetHelmet Posts: 162
    I've made this before also and it was a absolute success. The only change I'm going to make next time is to add bacon. Mmmmmm bacon
    Medium BGE, Weber Q120 (The traveller)
    "I claim artistic license, it has a good beat, I can dance to it"
  • MrWilliamsMrWilliams Posts: 112
    U_tarded . May mix in some pulled port next time.
    XL BGE & Mini - CT USA
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