This easy BBQ Mac & Cheese Recipe features a homemade macaroni and cheese that is topped with pulled pork or shredded chicken that has been deliciously smothered with barbecue sauce.
With just a few ingredients you can pull together a homemade mac and cheese with a barbecue twist! It’s simple to make, comforting, and absolutely delicious. This recipe is great for dinner any day of the week, but also perfect for game day.
For this recipe, you will need: cheese, pasta, evaporated milk, butter, a few seasonings, plus pulled pork or chicken that has been combined with BBQ sauce.
BBQ Meat Options
You have several different BBQ meat options for this recipe. We think the best way to make this recipe is to use up BBQ leftovers that you might have had for another meal. You can make it with your choice of meat: pulled pork, pulled chicken, or beef. If your leftover BBQ meat isn’t already covered in BBQ sauce, simply pick your favorite BBQ sauce and mix the meat up with it.
Don’t have leftover BBQ meat? You have a few easy options:
- Cook up 2-3 chicken breasts, shred them, and combine with BBQ sauce
- Purchase a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and remove the chicken from the bones. Shred and combine with BBQ sauce
- Cook 1 pound of lean ground beef and after cooking and draining off any fat, mix the meat with your favorite BBQ sauce
- Buy pre-made pulled pork at your grocery store in the refrigerated meat section. Look for brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Farm Rich, Curly’s, or even store brands such as Walmart or Sam’s Club are available
Easy BBQ Mac and Cheese Recipe Instructions
Once you have your BBQ meat of choice, you’ll cook and drain your pasta according to the instructions on the box. Add your pasta back to the pot and combine with evaporated milk, cheese, butter, and seasonings. Spoon into a 9×13″ baking dish and top mac & cheese with your bbq meat, leaving a 1-2″ edge of the mac & cheese not covered. Top with additional shredded cheese.
Bake until hot and the cheese has melted and it’s ready to serve!
Serve hot & enjoy!
Easy BBQ Mac and Cheese Recipe
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