Oven Baked BBQ Mac & Cheese

Try an update on one of your childhood favorites and take this dish up a notch. Add in your favorite meat or sauce for your own customized dish.

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Ingredients

3/4 lb pork shoulder - cooked (not sauced if possible) 1-2'' strips

12oz. of your favorite pasta

Sea salt

4 (Four) tablespoons butter

2 (Two) small yellow onions, chopped

1/4 cup flour

3 1/2 cups whole milk

2 Cups of Triple Crown BBQ sauce (We recommend the hickory bourbon)

Black pepper - Crushed

4 cups of cheese - we recommend using a blend of different cheese varieties

     ie (1.5 cups mozzarella, 1.5 cups sharp cheddar, 1/2 cup pepper jack)

4oz. cream cheese

2/3 cups bread crumbs

2 tablespoons olive oil

 

Cooking Instructions

Set oven to preheat at 350 degrees.

In a large pot, boil noodles until they are not quite cooked - remove pot and strain noodles. They will finish cooking in the sauce

In medium sized sauce pan melt butter

After the butter is melted, add in flour and let it cook for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, slowly begin to add milk to the pan. Continue to whisk while adding the milk and mix until it starts to thicken and bubble

Once the mixture begins to bubble, add your Triple Crown Bourbon Sauce and a 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Continue whisk as you add ingredients

Add your pre-cooked pulled pork, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese to the mixture and reduce heat to low.

Add mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and add noodles. Mix the ingredients together evenly distributing the noodles and mix in the dish.

In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, olive oil, and remaining cheese. Spread the topping mixture over the top of your pasta disk

Bake your dish at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. When your dish is complete, the sauce around the noodles should be bubbling on the edges of your crust.