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The Ultimate Smoked Mac And Cheese Recipe

There is nothing more comforting than eating a bowl of mac and cheese in the winter. The recipe warms the heart and soul while giving nostalgia for childhood and its good times. There are endless ways you can create mac and cheese and experiment with this dish. 

  • Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


  • One packet of sixteen ounces of elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup or half a stick of butter
  • Three cups of milk 
  • One packet of eight ounces of cream cheese (cut in chunks)
  • 1 tsp. of salt 
  • ½ tsp. of black pepper 
  • One wedge of shredded Parmesan cheese of four ounces
  • One block of smoked Gouda cheese eight ounces, shredded and divided
  • One block of extra sharp cheddar cheese of eight ounces, shredded and divided


  1. Follow the directions on the pasta packaging to cook your elbow macaroni the right way. 
  2. While your pasta is boiling, take a medium saucepan. Melt butter in the pan, and then whisk the flour into the butter. Be sure to cook them for two minutes on medium heat. 
  3. Whisk in the milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, remove these from the heat.
  4. Stir in the salt and pepper and cream cheese and keep mixing until the texture is smooth.
  5. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Coast an aluminum roasting pan with some cooking spray.
  7. Take a large bowl and combine two cups of Gouda cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, sauce, and pasta.
  8. Spoon this entire mixture inside the roasting pan.
  9. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and smoke or bake the dish for at least forty-five minutes.
  10. Uncover the dish, and sprinkle it with the leftover cheese.
  11. Bake it for an additional fifteen or twenty minutes until the dish is completely heated through.
  12. Keep in mind that instead of an oven, you can also place your dish inside a smoker and smoke it for forty-five minutes or an hour. 
  13. You can do this at 225 degrees Fahrenheit in the smoker until your mac and cheese are bubbling and brown. 
  • Author: Nova
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour


  • Calories: 837 kcal
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 877 mg
  • Fat: 56 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Cholesterol: 171 mg