BBQ Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese - On the Traeger Texas Pro

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Apr. 03, 2015

Use leftover pulled pork from your last great BBQ or slow roast a pulled pork in your slow cooker or heavy duty roasting pan in the oven.


Smoked pork shoulder 1 Pound
Dried pasta 12 Ounce (preferably rotini or farfalle)
Kosher salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
Yellow onions 2 Small , finely chopped
All purpose flour
Whole milk 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs)
Bbq sauce 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Cream cheese 4 Ounce
Panko 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Grated pepper jack cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Fresh chives 2 Tablespoon , thinly sliced (Optional)



Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of well-salted water cook the pasta according to package directions until just barely al dente. Drain and set aside.



In a large 8-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently until translucent and soft.

Whisk in flour and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in milk slowly. Raise heat to medium high and whisk constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and bubble.

Pour in BBQ Sauce and salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a low simmer, whisking constantly.

Reduce the heat to low and use a wooden spoon to stir in all cheese except Pepper Jack until melted.

Stir in the pork and pasta until well coated. Pour the mixture into a cast iron skillet.

In a small bowl, mix the panko, Pepper Jack, and olive oil. Sprinkle evenly over the mixture in the skillet.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until the topping is browned and the cheese sauce is bubbling through the topping and around the edges of the skillet, around. If the topping begins to brown too deeply, tent loosely with foil.

Let the dish rest for at least 15 minutes.



Serve with some green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 736Calories from Fat 381

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.2%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 591 mg24.63%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet