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Mac and Cheese on the Barbecue

8 servings



Nutritional Facts Per Serving

16.80 g
40.95 g
1.4 g
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 418
  • Fat 20.69 g
    • Saturated   12.07 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 59 mg
  • Sodium   528 mg
  • Carbohydrate 40.95 g
    • Fibre   1.4 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 16.80 g
    • Vitamin A 22 %
    • Vitamin C 2 %
    • Calcium 32 %
    • Iron 12 %


Grease a 12 3/4” x 10 3/8” x 2 1/2” aluminum pan with the 2 Tbsp. butter, and then set aside. Boil macaroni in a generous amount of lightly salted water until just tender, about 8 minutes.

While macaroni cooks, melt the 1/4 cup butter in a pot set over medium heat. Mix in the flour, cook and stir 2 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the milk. Cook until the mixture becomes quite thick, and then slowly whisk in remaining milk. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently so it does not scorch on the bottom. Cook one minute to thicken, and then remove from the heat. Mix in the barbecue sauce, Tabasco, Worcestershire and three-quarters of the cheese. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

When the macaroni is cooked, drain well. Mix it into the sauce, and then spoon into the pan. Top pasta with remaining cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cover macaroni with foil.

Preheat your barbecue until the temperature in the chamber is 375 degrees F. Turn the heat off on one side of the barbecue; leave the other side on. Set macaroni on unlit side of the barbecue, close the lid and cook 20 minutes. Remove foil and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until bubbly and delicious.

Note: You can warm the milk to just below a simmer in the microwave.

Recipe Options: Instead of just cheddar, use a mix of tangy grated cheese to accent the macaroni, such as cheddar, Gouda and asiago. For more fibre-rich mac and cheese, use whole wheat macaroni. For an herbaceous taste, instead of green onion, sprinkle the macaroni, when cooked, with 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped fresh basil.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the mac and cheese as a side dish for one of the summer entrees you’ll find in our recipe collection. The possibilities include Buttermilk Corn-crusted Drumsticks; Barbecued Turkey-stuffed Bell Peppers; and Tender Pork Side Ribs with BC Ale Barbecue Sauce. The mac and cheese would also go well with grilled sausages.

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