How To Make Mac and Cheese on a Big Green Egg

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Are you ready for Mac and Cheese with a twist?  Well 2 twists actually.  Twist #1 is the amazing Carbon steel wok and Twist #2 is the time saving tips and tricks we have to help you make 100% kid approved mac in about 15 minutes.

How To Make Mac and Cheese on a Big Green Egg

Try it on your Big Green Egg tonight!

Yield: Serves 4 people
Prep time: 8 Minutes
Cook time: 8-10 Minutes

Print Recipe for Big Green Egg Mac and Cheese



Measure   Ingredient                                                                    Prep Notes
1 ea              Wok, Carbon Steel                                                   Big Green Egg
2 tbsp           Butter, Unsalted                                                     Sliced
1 lb               Pasta, Rotini                                                              Cooked and chilled
1 ½ cup        Cheese Sauce                                                           In jar in pasta aisle
½ cup           Alfredo Sauce                                                          In jar in pasta aisle
½ cup           Cheese, Cheddar, Aged                                        Your choice of brand
4 cups           Cheesy Puff Sticks                                                 Crushed into crumbs
Taste            Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                     As needed for crusting flavor

Prep Directions:

  • Follow all prep instructions in the prep notes
  • Pre Cook pasta or use pasta ready type products from the grocery store

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well in the center of the lump and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
When temp hits 200˚ add the EGGspander system bottom with ring
Heat to temp of 450˚ and adjust lower and upper vents to hold at 450˚
While grill is heating up – prep mac and cheese as instructed above
Add carbon steel wok and heat at 450˚ for 2 minutes
Add butter to wok and melt
Add pasta to butter and cook for 1 minute to heat pasta
Add both sauces and stir to combine
Cook Pasta and sauce until bubbling and hot
Add the cheesy puff stick crumbs to the top and spread out
Adjust seasoning with Oink if desired
Close dome and cook crust for 2 minutes
Using tongs and heat proof gloves, remove wok from the grill and bring into the kitchen.  Allow to rest for 2-3 minutes so cheese can cool and firm up.
Plate in a large bowl
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Big Green Egg, Large                                                           Ace SKU – 8797946
Big Green Egg, EGGspander                                                Ace SKU – 8025190
Big Green Egg, Drip Trays                                                    Ace SKU - 8025201
Charcoal, Big Green Egg                                                      Ace SKU – 8697104
Big Green Egg, EGGniter                                                      Ace SKU - 8695330
Thermometer, Big Green Egg                                               Ace SKU – 8025749
Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                       Ace SKU - 8562043
Published on 5/7/2021.
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