The Best Mac And Cheese On The Grill Recipe

Trying different recipes through different patterns can enhance your food library like there thousands of ways to prepare chicken. In the same way, there are plenty of ways of preparing mac and cheese. You can bake it, cook it the conventional way and also grill it. Well, have you ever tried mac and cheese on the grill?

If not, then you are surely missing the smoky taste of the mac and cheese. It is one of the amazing recipes to try when you have an hour available for cooking. It is easy to cook food, but grilling it takes time. Well, here we are going to walk you through the mac and cheese on the grill. You are going to love it!


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The recipe here is sufficient for 4 to 6 people. If you have more people to serve, equally add up the ingredients. And if it is less, you may reduce the ingredients at the same level. Further, always serve it hot. The hot macaroni tastes awesome. Along with that, the melted cheese is so fabulous that you will never forget its taste. And when the hot mac and the melted cheese have a smoky taste, it is indeed one of the greatest meals you will ever taste.

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You need over an hour to prepare and cook this food. The preparation only needs 20 minutes. Even cooking may not take long. But the cooking does not end until you smoke the mac and cheese on the grill. That extends the total cooking time to 1 hour. Further, total cooking time becomes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Indeed, if you keep on practicing this recipe, the cooking time shall reduce. 

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Here is what you need for mac and cheese on the grill:

  1. 8-ounce elbow macaroni
  2. Kosher or sea salt
  3. Vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon
  4. Red onion, medium size, quartered
  5. Husked corn, 1 ear
  6. Unsalted butter, 5 tablespoons
  7. Black pepper, freshly ground
  8. Poblano chilies, 2
  9. Red and Yellow bell pepper, 1 each
  10. Smoked bacon strips, quarter-inch crosswise cut, 2
  11. Minced shallot, 1
  12. Flour, 3 tablespoons
  13. Milk, 2 cups
  14. Grated smoked or pepper jack cheese, 8 ounces
  15. Mustard paste, 1 tablespoon
  16. Homemade breadcrumbs, dried, half cup

Ahead of that, you can also add in smoked ham, if you like. Further, if you wish to add, then only add 2 strips of quarter-inch slivers.


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Let us begin preparing mac and cheese on the grill:

  1. Prepare the macaroni in lightly salted water in a large pot. Once cooked, drain the water, wash through cold water, and add oil to prevent stickiness.
  2. Preheat the grill to high
  3. Take the onion quarters and corn and brush them with butter. That may take around 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Then season the onion and corn with black pepper and salt.
  5. Put the onions and corn on the grill and brown them. This may take up to 12 minutes. Further, keep on turning them so that they may not burn.
  6. Then grill the chilies and peppers. Their skin should slightly burn from all sides. The entire process shall take you 26 minutes.
  7. Transfer the corn, onion, chilies, and pepper to a cutting dish to cool down
  8. Once the vegetables cool down, cut them into pieces. Try to make smaller slices.
  9. Now take the bacon, and brown it in butter. 1 tablespoon of butter will do. Add in shallot and let it brown.
  10. Then add in the sliced vegetables and flour. Cook the mixture for a minute
  11. Increase the heat and stir in milk
  12. Let the mixture boil and thicken. It shall take 3 minutes. Keep on stirring the mixture.
  13. After the mixture thickens, please remove it from heat and add in the cooked macaroni, mustard, and cheese.
  14. To enhance the taste, add salt and black pepper as per your choice.
  15. Grease a skillet and shift the mac and cheese mixture to it
  16. Top bread crumbs to the mixture and adds in the remaining butter.
  17. Now put the skillet in the grill. Make sure to preheat the grill and medium to high heat.
  18. Put the skillet in the center and grill indirectly.
  19. The top shall become brown and crusty in the next 20 minutes.

And after that, serve it hot!

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Nutritional Value

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Here is what you will gain from mac and cheese on the grill:

  • In total, mac and cheese on the grill has 837 calories
  • That includes 57 grams of carbs
  • 30 grams of proteins
  • 56 grams of fat with 34 grams of saturated fats
  • 171 mg of cholesterol
  • 877 mg of sodium
  • 231 mg of potassium
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar

Enjoy The Delicious Dish

Mac and cheese on the grill is a superb recipe to serve on occasions and events. You may also try it other than the special days. Indeed, you will never forget its taste.

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