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Smoked Mac and Cheese
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4.67 from 3 votes

Brisket Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is just about the best comfort food out there. We take it to the next level by adding some leftover brisket and "baking" it in our offset smoker.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: brisket, mac and cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 867kcal
Author: David Gafford



  • 1/2 lb elbow macaroni cooked al dente
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 2 Tb flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup smoked brisket chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fried onions crushed
  • 3 Tb butter melted


  • Prepare your smoker to about 250 degrees.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water according to box directions for al dente.
  • Drain pasta and set aside. Return pot to the stove.
  • Melt butter in the pot and stir in flour over medium heat. Stir it around for about 1 minute as it bubbles and comes together.
  • Use a whisk to stir constantly, slowly add in the whole milk. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes until the milk begins to slightly thicken.
  • Add in the sour cream and continue whisking to combine.
  • Add the three types of cheese and continue whisking until the cheese is all melted and thoroughly combined.
  • Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and garlic powder and mix.
  • Return the cooked pasta to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Add the brisket to the mac and cheese and gently fold it in.
  • Spray a cast iron pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Carefully transfer the brisket mac and cheese to the cast iron pan.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs, crushed fried onions and melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the mac and cheese.
  • Place the mac and cheese on a 250 degree smoker for 45 minutes to an hour.



I'm sure you could also bake this mac and cheese recipe in the oven if you should so choose.
However, you'll certainly be missing out on the delicious smokey flavors infused by cooking this on the smoker instead.


Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 989IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 508mg | Iron: 5mg