• 16 Ratings

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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is very tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Gradually add gouda cheese and blue cheese, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in snipped fresh or dried sage.

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  • Transfer pasta and cheese sauce to the prepared foil pan; stir gently to coat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

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  • 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. Place chicken on plank. Place foil pan on grill rack, using a baking sheet to help transfer the pan if necessary for stability. Cover and grill for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F) and pasta mixture is bubbly.

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  • Slice chicken; serve with pasta mixture. If desired, sprinkle with fresh sage leaves.

Nutrition Facts

613 calories; 27 g total fat; 15 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 132 mg cholesterol; 880 mg sodium. 735 mg potassium; 49 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 41 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 934 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 12 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 150 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 561 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3