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Leftover BBQ Mac and Cheese Recipe

Easy BBQ Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  • Yield: 8 - 10 servings 1x


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.


16 ounces penne noodles
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
16 ounces sharp cheddar and/or monterey jack, shredded and divided
8 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups leftover BBQ meat (pulled or shredded pork, chicken, or beef combined with BBQ sauce)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the penne pasta according to package directions and drain. Pour the cooked pasta back into the pot and add the butter and the evaporated milk and combine.
3. Add paprika, pepper, about 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) of shredded cheddar and/or Monterey jack cheese, and the parmesan cheese, and stir to combine.
4. Pour the mac & cheese into the baking dish and top with leftover BBQ meat. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and/or Monterey jack cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with extra BBQ sauce, if desired.


–You can substitute other types of pasta. Other recommendations: elbow, farfalle (bowtie), fusilli, rotini, or shells.

  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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