Use A Disposable Foil Pan Cooking Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

Use A Disposable Foil Pan Cooking Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep: 40 mins

Soak: 1 hr

Grill: 20 mins

Servings: 6

Max Servings: 8

Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

Take homemade mac and cheese to the next level with thiswood-smoked macaroni and cheese recipe. A maple or cedar plank infuses eachbite of pasta and chicken with smoky, rich flavors.


1 14 x 6 x 3/4-inch maple, oak,or cedar grilling plank

10 ounces dried campanelle orcavatappi pasta

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped sweet onion (1large)

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon dry mustard

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 ½ cups milk

2 cups shredded gouda cheese (8ounces)

1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4ounces)

1 tablespoon snipped fresh sageor 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

1 pound skinless, bonelesschicken breast halves


Ground black pepper

Small fresh sage leaves (optional)


Step 1

At least 1 hour before grilling,soak plank in enough water to cover. Place a weight on plank so it stayssubmerged during soaking. Grease a 9 3/8x9 3/8x2 3/8-inch disposable foil pan(poultry pan); set aside.

Step 2

Cook pasta according to packagedirections; drain. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a large saucepan melt butterover medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until onionis very tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.

Stir in flour, dry mustard, andcayenne pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Cook andstir until thickened and bubbly. Gradually add gouda cheese and blue cheese, stirringuntil melted and smooth. Stir in snipped fresh or dried sage.

Step 3

Transfer pasta and cheese sauceto the prepared foil pan; stir gently to coat. Sprinkle chicken with salt andpepper.

Step 4

For a charcoal or gas grill,place plank on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill,uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until plank starts to crackle and smoke. Placechicken on plank. Place foil pan on grill rack, using a baking sheet to helptransfer the pan if necessary for stability. Cover and grill for 20 to 25minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F) and pasta mixture is bubbly.

Step 5

Slice chicken; serve with pastamixture. If desired, sprinkle with fresh sage leaves.


PerServing: 613 calories, (15 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturatedfat, 7 g

monounsaturated fat), 132 mgcholesterol, 880 mg sodium, 49 g

carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 11 gsugar, 41 g protein.