Applewood Bacon Mac and Cheese

Cook Time

30 Mins

Cooking Method

Smoking

Cuisine

American

Difficulty

Easy

Prep Time

15 Mins

Servings

4



Ingredients


1 Tbsp Applewood Bacon Seasoning

4 Strips Bacon, Chopped

1 Box Elbow Macaroni / Noodles

2 Tbsp Flour, All-Purpose

Green Onion

1 Cup Milk, Whole

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese



Cooking Instructions


The ultimate comfort food gets the Pit Boss treatment by adding real hardwood smoked flavor. This smoked mac and cheese goes a step further adding applewood bacon into the mix for a truly delicious side that pairs with just about any meat. Or eat it on its own for a hearty lunch or snack. You really can’t go wrong with pellet grill mac and cheese.

For easy clean up, use a cast iron skillet or pan for every stage of the cook (except boiling the noodles). The cast iron will evenly distribute heat ensuring the cheese is melted throughout.

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, check out our lineup of affordable cast iron products to get started.

Note: We recommend using Hickory Hardwood Pellets with this recipe for ultimate bacon flavors.

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour and cook until the mixture smells toasty and looks like wet sandy, about two minutes. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly, and let cook for 5 minutes until thickened, whisking constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the Pit Boss Applewood Bacon Seasoning and shredded cheddar cheese until you have a smooth cheese sauce. Add in the crumbled bacon and elbow noodles.
  4. Turn your Pit Boss Grill onto the smoke cycle and smoke your macaroni and cheese for 5 minutes. Remove from grill, top with green onions if desired, and serve.


Special Tools


  • Cast Iron Skillet


Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip


For even more smoky flavors, try cold smoking cheese with an A-MAZE-N smoke tube a few days prior to using this recipe. The cheese will need time to rest before you can cook with it, but the flavors will be unbeatable.



Diet Info


  • Flexible Dieting


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