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Smoked Mac N Cheese Recipe

Smoked Mac N Cheese Recipe

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Whip up this smoked mac n cheese in a cast iron skillet. This is comfort food at its finest- creamy, cheesy, and with a crisp panko topping.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 cup half and half
  • 4 fl oz cream cheese
  • 3 cup cheddar
  • cup gouda

For Bread Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp signature sweet rub


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook macaroni noodles until they are al dente, meaning they still have a bit of chew and texture (not too soft).
  2. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F using a mild hardwood. My favorite is cherry or apple.
  3. Heat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Melt ½ cup of butter and whisk in the flour until a smooth, thin paste forms. Then whisk in the mustard powder.

  4. Carefully pour in the half and half and bring up to a boil while whisking. Reduce the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth.
  5. Whisk in the cheddar cheese and gouda cheese and stir until melted. Turn off the heat and pour in the cooked macaroni noodles. Stir gently until the noodles are coated by the cheese sauce.
  6. Combine the melted butter, sweet rub, and panko bread crumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the mac and cheese.
  7. Place the skillet in the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 1 hour. Smoke for up to 2 hours for a stronger smoker flavor, but the noodles will take on quite a bit of smoke fairly quickly.

  8. Serve mac and cheese while it is still warm and the cheese is nice and melty!


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 717mg
  • Calories: 854kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Cholesterol: 134mg
  • Fat: 58g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 228mg
  • Protein: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 28g
  • Sodium: 986mg
  • Vitamin A: 1849IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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