Smoked Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

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This Smoked Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese is the ultimate mac and cheese when you need something delicious AND filling. You can’t go wrong with a creamy, gooey mac and cheese topped with delicious pulled pork.

Smoked pulled pork mac and cheese being pulled out of a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon. Text overlay reads: Pulled Pork Smoked Mac and Cheese.

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

I’m a sucker for a big bowl of mac and cheese just about anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, mac and cheese is always a good idea. And this recipe? It’s simply INSPIRED.

Mac and cheese is no longer a side dish with the addition of pulled pork. A heaping of pulled pork on top of mac and cheese makes this dish a full meal in a cast iron skillet. Another bonus of this? It’s a complete meal cooked and served in one skillet. No need to dirty up a bunch of dishes for this guy, Start-to-finish, all you need is a large cast iron skillet, and you’re set.

Half and half being poured into a roux in a cast iron skillet.

Leftover BBQ Mac and Cheese

If you’ve ever been wondering what to do with all that leftover meat that accumulates in your fridge, this mac and cheese is for you! We always have lots of leftover pulled pork hanging around a day or two after the big smoke, and adding it to some mac and cheese makes for the most amazing meal.

Just beware: My recipe below makes a lot of food. You might want to dive into this with an empty stomach and hearty appetite to make a dent. Either that, or be sure to share it with friends or neighbors. Who can resist a homemade bowl of macaroni and cheese? It’s like asking someone if they don’t like warm, cheesy happiness.

Shredded white cheddar and gouda cheese being whisked into milk and roux in a cast iron skillet.

Tips for Making Smoked Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

When it comes to a foolproof meal, this pulled pork mac and cheese is as easy as they come. You honestly can’t go wrong with any changes or modifications you make to this recipe. Here’s a few suggestions to try to make it your own.

More Mac and Cheese Recipes

BBQ Mac and Cheese is a total comfort food. By adding some extra toppings or using a variety of cheeses, you can make a mac perfect for everyone in your family. Check out these favorite mac and cheese recipes from Hey Grill Hey below:

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Recipe

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

By: Susie Bulloch (
4.67 from 3 votes
This Smoked Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese is the ultimate mac and cheese when you need something delicious AND filling. You can't go wrong with a creamy, gooey mac and cheese topped with delicious pulled pork.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings8 people


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  • 1 pound smoked pulled pork leftover pulled pork works great for this recipe
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles cooked according to package instructions


  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 Tablespoons flour

Cheese Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Signature Beef Seasoning or equal parts salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 ounces gouda cheese shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions minced, optional
  • ¼ cup Everything BBQ sauce optional


  • Cook the macaroni. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook macaroni noodles until they are al dente, meaning they still have a bit of chew and texture (not too soft).
  • Preheat the smoker and heat the meat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F using a mild hardwood. My favorite is cherry or apple. Place your pulled pork in an aluminum pan and place on the smoker to reheat while you prepare your mac and cheese.
  • Make a roux. Heat a 14-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Melt 6 Tablespoons of butter and whisk in the flour until a smooth, thin paste forms. Then whisk in the mustard powder.
  • Make the cheese sauce. Carefully pour in the half and half and milk and bring up to a boil while whisking. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Next, add in the Beef Seasoning. Finally, whisk in the cheddar cheese and gouda cheese and stir until melted. Turn off the heat and pour in the cooked macaroni noodles. Stir gently until the noodles are coated by the cheese sauce.
  • Assemble the pulled pork mac and cheese. Remove the pulled pork from the smoker and add it to the top of the mac and cheese. If desired, drizzle the top of the pork with your favorite BBQ sauce and sprinkle with green onions.
  • Serve immediately. Serve your mac and cheese while it is still warm and the cheese is nice and melty!


Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1094IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 422mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Susie is the BBQ Brain behind the Hey Grill Hey website. Her passion for smoked meats and developing fun, new recipes have landed her on the Food Network, cooking turkeys with Shaq, and on a couple of Guinness World Records. When she’s not grilling, she is hanging out with Todd and their three kids, preferably outdoors!

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5 Reviews

  1. Shawn says:

    I would imagine this has to be delicious with cajun seasoning as a substitute to the beef seasoning. I’ll be trying that foe the super bowl!

  2. Rumplestilskin says:

    This is amazing. I added more meat and it was perfect! Melts in your mouth and is very flavorful! I will make a ton and eat it for a couple days. Mmmmm!

  3. Shannon Allen says:

    Work, life, kids…all in the way of allowing me time to smoke this Mac n Cheese, so I baked it. I will say this will be my forever go to recipe from now on. I do plan to experiment with trying ham in it next time.

  4. Kay says:

    Are the oz amounts in the recipe a weight measure or cup measure??

    1. Hey Grill Hey says: