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The 12 Best Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipes

The 12 Best Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipes

Mac and cheese is one of the top comfort foods in the world. But smoked mac and cheese is on another level.

The smoky flavor mixed with the cheesy sauce and tender pasta makes it irresistible.

If you want irresistible mac and cheese, you’ve got to start with the right recipe. That’s why we put together this list of the 12 best smoked mac and cheese recipes.

They are all creamy and delicious, so gather your tools and ingredients and get ready to indulge in smoked mac and cheese.

The Best Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipes

1. Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is known for its creamy texture, and this mac and cheese is definitely creamy.

It’s made with a creamy, cheesy bechamel sauce containing 3 different kinds of cheese, gouda, cheddar, and gruyere cheese.

Best of all, this smoked mac and cheese cooks in 1 hour. However, you can smoke it for up to 2 hours. Smoking the mac and cheese for 2 hours really gives it an intense smoky flavor.

2. Smoked Mac and Cheese

The cream cheese gives this mac and cheese a creamy texture, while the cheddar cheese adds a sharp flavor that is simply irresistible. But what makes it special is the crispy panko topping.

Panko breadcrumbs are tossed with butter and a sweet BBQ rub that makes the breadcrumb topping one of the most addictive things about this mac and cheese.

Additionally, the breadcrumbs also act as a protective barrier and prevent the mac and cheese from drying out as it smokes.

3. Smoked Mac and Cheese With Multiple Cheeses

This mac and cheese is so easy to make that a fool could do it. It’s made with several kinds of cheese, including cheddar, gouda, Monterey Jack, parmesan cheese, and Velveeta. These flavorful cheeses create a cheesy masterpiece.

You don’t even half to mix the mac and cheese in a pot beforehand. Simply layer the macaroni noodles and cheese and add milk on top.

After that, smoke it, and you’ve got an easy-to-make, delicious smoked mac and cheese.

4. Million Dollar Smoked Mac and Cheese 

This truly is a million-dollar mac and cheese. It’s made with 3 types of cheese, sour cream, and a bit of Dijon mustard to add a little tang.

The mac and cheese is sprinkled with a bacon and panko topping.

The salty bacon, creamy mac and cheese, and crispy panko breadcrumbs make you feel like you are eating a million bucks.

5. Smoked Gouda & Cheddar Mac N Cheese

Cheddar and Gouda cheese are the stars of this smoked mac and cheese. Best of all, you don’t even need a smoker.

Both cheeses are smoked, which gives the mac and cheese a smoky flavor.

So this recipe is perfect if you don’t have time to fire up the smoker and do it the traditional way.

6. Smoked Mac ‘N’ Cheese

This recipe is for you if you are looking for a simple smoked mac and cheese with a bold flavor.

It’s made using aged cheddar, and you know what they say about aged things. They get better with time.

The aged cheddar gives the mac and cheese a sharp, nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the pepper jack and parmesan cheese.

Plus, it’s chopped with crispy, salty bacon, which makes it even more delicious.

7. The Best Smoked Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese have a smoky flavor and the perfect crunchy topping. Plus, it’s made with a special ingredient: Emmental cheese.

Emmental cheese is a pale yellow hard medium with holes, also known as eyes.

It comes from the province of Emmental, Berm, in Switzerland. It gives the mac and cheese a nutty, almost buttery, and acidic flavor.

8. Best Smoked Macaroni And Cheese

There is just as much gouda cheese in this mac and cheese as there is gouda cheese, so you know it will be good.

Besides the mountain of cheese in this recipe, it’s also made with dry mustard powder for a little tang and diced red onions to give it a fresh flavor.

It’s topped with buttery panko bread crumbs seasoned with a flavorful pork rub to give the mac and cheese more flavor.

9. Smoked Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese

Who doesn’t love fried chicken and mac and cheese? This delicious recipe combines the two to make the most beautiful and flavorful mac and cheese you will ever taste.

Macaroni tossed in a tasty cheese sauce is layered with fried chicken tenders, mozzarella cheese, and buffalo hot sauce.

It is topped with bacon bits making this one of the best mac and cheese in the world.

10. Ridiculously Good Smoked Mac and Cheese

This recipe gives you creamy smoked mac and cheese without using a smoker.

The secret to getting the smoky flavor is using smoked cheddar and gruyere cheese, smoked paprika, and a few drops of liquid smoke.

These ingredients help create an irresistible smoky flavor. Additionally, the cheese will melt since it’s baked in the oven, creating a beautiful golden brown crust.

11. Chipotle Smoked Mac And Cheese

This mac and cheese starts out on the stove, but it ends up in the smoker for 30 minutes to give it a delicious smoky flavor.

The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make this creamy mac and cheese so good.

These peppers have a unique smoky, spicy, and mild sweet flavor that sets your taste buds on fire in a good way.

To make it extra spicy, you can sprinkle the mac and cheese with crispy jalapenos. They will add spice and some texture to the mac and cheese, making it taste even more delicious. 

12. Pellet Grill Mac And Cheese

Gouda, cheddar, and cheesy panko bread crumbs? Yes, please. This pellet grill mac and cheese is simple but delightful.

The combination of cheese is enough to transport any cheese lover to cheese heaven.

Plus, the smoked mac and cheese is smoked in the same cast-iron pan the cheese sauce is made in minimizing dishes.

American Dish Mac And Cheese

The Best Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipes

Mac and Cheese is one of the top comfort foods in the world. But smoked mac and cheese is on another level.
4.99 from 51 votes
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine BBQ


  • Pick one of these smoked mac and cheese recipes.
  • Get the ingredients together.
  • Get smoking!
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