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Smoked Mac and Cheese #HolidaySideDishes

It is the annual Holiday Side Dish Week, the 2022 version, and I am happy to share with you my husband's Smoked Mac and Cheese that goes beautifully with many different proteins, such as roast turkey, deep-fried turkey, baked ham, roast beef, roasted chicken and so much more! 

This mac and cheese are served in an aluminum pie pan for our outdoor fun, but for other prime events, like Thanksgiving,  consider serving it in the family's cast iron skillet. You can smoke the dish in this container and a bit of smoky goodness scents the air around the table. 

Oh. So. Good! 

Some other great hints we've learned over the years:

    ๐Ÿฆƒ a 12" cast iron skillet is about the right size  ๐Ÿฆƒ We think anything above 225 in the smoker tends to dry out the mac and cheese  ๐Ÿฆƒ  We like apple, cherry or pecan wood the best  ๐Ÿฆƒ  and our secret tip:  Add some of the dry rub as seasoning into the mac and cheese.

Welcome to Holiday Side Dish Week 2022 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks. This year we have over 45 side dishes to help you plan your holiday meals.

Monday Holiday Side Dish Recipes:

Check back on Wednesday to see more great recipes for side dishes and particularly to see my Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Bacon and Jalapenos. Yum.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I have made mac and cheese in my smoker as well with great results. Love your version.

  2. The cheese combo in this mac and cheese sounds so amazing. Can't wait to try it.

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  4. Julie2:56 PM

    The cheese combination used along with the smoking makes this mac and cheese stand out above the crowd.

  5. Anonymous8:04 PM

    I could eat mac n cheese all day long! This smoked version sounds yummy.

  6. Inger5:31 AM

    Yum, grown up mac n cheese! I just bought a stove top smoker and bet this could be adapted for that.

  7. This is my kind of side dish!! Love everything about this and I know I'll be making this on repeat!

  8. We've never smoked mac and cheese before, but we certainly do have to give this a try! It looks and sounds amazing!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿงก

  9. This smoky mac and cheese sounds yummy!


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