Use code SIDECHEF for $10 off your first shoppable recipe order.
RECIPE
12 INGREDIENTS19 STEPS1HR 10MIN

Smoked Mac and Cheese with Gouda and Caramelized Onions

5.0
1 Ratings

Love This Recipe?

61 Saved

Summer Yule

Recipes for a happy, healthy, and delicious life
GO TO BLOG

Shop Now

Pick Up From
Find nearby stores
Estimated Total: Est. Total:
Fulfilled by
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Pick Up From
Estimated Total: Est. Total:
Fulfilled by
Call it a fun food, call it comfort food, I’m just calling this smoky mac and cheese recipe DELICIOUS. Perhaps best of all, this is a stovetop-only recipe. You heard me right.
1HR 10MIN
Total Time

Summer Yule

Recipes for a happy, healthy, and delicious life
GO TO BLOG

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
2 Tbsp
1
Large  Sweet Onion
3 cups
Whole-Grain Elbow Macaroni
I used Jovial Foods brand
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
2 1/2 cups
2% Reduced Fat Milk
1 1/2 cups
Smoked Gouda
about 1½ cups; block cheese only, not packaged grated cheese
2 1/2 cups
Smoked Cheddar Cheese , divided
about 2½ cups; block cheese only, not packaged grated cheese
as needed
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1/4 cup
Pork Panko
or Crushed Pork Rinds

Shop Now

Pick Up From
Find nearby stores
Estimated Total: Est. Total:
Fulfilled by
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Pick Up From
Estimated Total: Est. Total:
Fulfilled by

Nutrition Per Serving

VIEW ALL
CALORIES
1027
FAT
61.2 g
PROTEIN
49.1 g
CARBS
79.5 g

Cooking Instructions

HIDE IMAGES
Step 1
Grate the Smoked Gouda (6 ounce) and Smoked Cheddar Cheese (10 ounce). Set aside. Thinly slice the Sweet Onion (1).
Step 2
Heat Olive Oil (2 tablespoon) in a cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat and add the onions. Slowly caramelize the onions, stirring occasionally so they do not burn. It will take 45-60 minutes for them to fully caramelize.
Step 3
Cook your Whole-Grain Elbow Macaroni (12 ounce) according to the box directions, subtracting 3 minutes from the cooking time. It is important to undercook them because they will continue to absorb moisture in the smoker. Drain them and set aside.
Step 4
Melt the Butter (4 tablespoon) into the Spelt Flour (2 tablespoon) in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk frequently and don’t let it brown!
Step 5
Whisk the 2% Reduced Fat Milk (2 1/2 cup) into the saucepan a little at a time so there are no lumps. Sprinkle in the Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
Step 6
Let this milk mixture thicken over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, whisking often. Don’t let it burn!
Step 7
Remove the saucepan from the heat (the mixture will still be a little thin). Immediately stir in the gouda and 8 ounces of the cheddar.
Step 8
The cheese should fully melt into the sauce and be thick enough to coat a spoon. The consistency should form cheese strings.
Step 9
Spray your 8x8-inch disposable pan well with Nonstick Cooking Spray (as needed).
Step 10
Put half of the macaroni in the prepared pan. Stir half of the cheese sauce into the macaroni in the pan. It will look very liquid, it's fine.
Step 11
Layer all of the caramelized onions evenly on top of the noodles in the pan.
Step 12
Stir the remaining pasta and cheese sauce together. The cheese sauce should have had time by now to thicken and cool more, so it should not be so liquid. Layer these cheesy noodles on top of the onions, completely covering them.
Step 13
Sprinkle the Grated Parmesan Cheese (3 tablespoon) and the remaining Cheddar on top of the pan.
Step 14
Prep the smoker by filling it with 2-3 tablespoons of chips. I recommend using a wood chip with subtle flavors, such as apple chips. Add the drip pan and smoking tray. We will be dry smoking the mac and cheese, so no additional liquid is needed.
Step 15
Put your pan of mac and cheese in the smoker, on top of the smoking tray. Put the lid on the smoker.
Step 16
Ensure the smoker's thermometer is attached properly and the lid vent is closed. Turn your stovetop vent fan on.
Step 17
Put the covered smoker on a large stovetop burner and turn the heat to medium-low. Allow the temperature to come to 190 degrees F (90 degrees C).
Step 18
Once the temperature comes to 190 degrees F (90 degrees C), set a timer to smoke the mac and cheese for 15 minutes. Make sure that the smoker stays in the 190-210 degree F (90-100 degree C) range for the entire smoking period. Open the vent on the smoker lid or adjust the stovetop’s heat if needed to keep the smoker in the temperature range.
Step 19
After the smoking time is up, turn off the stovetop and remove the pan of mac and cheese. Sprinkle the Pork Panko (0.5 ounce) on top. Enjoy!

Rate & Review

Tap to Rate:

Leave a comment

Similar Recipes

VIEW MORE TAGS
61 Saved
You're one smart cookie! 🍪
By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies by SideChef and our partners for analytics and personalized content. ACCEPT
Recipe Saved to My Saved Recipes VIEW
Save Time, Shop Ingredients
Love this recipe? Shop what you need with just one click. Get $10 off your first order with code SIDECHEF
Make cooking easy
Discover personalized recipes, organize your meal plans, shop ingredients, and cook with confidence alongside our FREE, step-by-step cooking app.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1027
% Daily Value*
Fat
61.2 g
78%
Saturated Fat
31.3 g
156%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
172.8 mg
58%
Carbohydrates
79.5 g
29%
Fiber
8.6 g
31%
Sugars
14.5 g
--
Protein
49.1 g
98%
Sodium
1292.0 mg
56%
Vitamin D
0.0 µg
0%
Calcium
1008.3 mg
78%
Iron
4.4 mg
24%
Potassium
524.3 mg
11%
Find Nearby Walmart Stores
Enter your zip code to find a Walmart near you.
Sorted by distance from