Macaroni and cheese is a classic creamy beloved comfort food favorite. Imagine taking that comforting classic to the next level by infusing it with the rich flavors of tender pulled pork. In this recipe, we'll show you how to create a sensational pulled pork mac 'n' cheese that's easy to make and a surefire hit.
It's time to get started! We are excited for another year of football nights in our house. This year my son is playing his first year of college football. And where there is football there needs to be some good tasting food. This recipe uses just seven ingredients! We used up some leftover kalua pork from the other night and and made a batch of our four ingredient macaroni and cheese.
Pulled pork serves as the heart of this dish, infusing each bite with smoky, tender deliciousness. Whether you prepare it at home or pick up a pre-made batch, pulled pork adds a depth of flavor that elevates the traditional mac 'n' cheese.
Macaroni and Cheese
Creamy and comforting, macaroni and cheese brings the familiar texture that we all adore. In this recipe, you can use storebought or homemade mac n cheese.
A mix of your favorite shredded cheeses is the key to achieving that gooey, melty texture that mac 'n' cheese is known for. I used colby jack but you can use whatever you would like.
To finish off your meal, add a little bit of flavor to your pulled pork mac n cheese. You can toss your pork with some barbeque sauce. Or you can top off your pulled pork mac n cheese with some green onions to enhance the flavor of the meal.
Crafting the Pulled Pork Mac 'n' Cheese
Step 1: Prepare the Pulled Pork
If you're making pulled pork from scratch, slow cook a pork shoulder until it's tender and easily shreds. Season it with your favorite barbecue rub for added flavor.
Step 2: Cook the Mac 'n' Cheese
Prepare your mac and cheese by using the package directions if using a storebought macaroni and cheese or following instructions for making homemade macaroni and cheese.
Step 3: Combine the Elements
Now it's time to have everything come together! Let's get ready to enjoy digging our fork into that creamy cheese and tangy pork! Place the macaroni and cheese in a plate or bowl then top with pulled pork. Top with green onions if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Leftover pulled pork is a fantastic addition to this dish. It's a great way to repurpose any extra pork you might have.
You can use your favorite store-bought mac 'n' cheese brand and variety. Both boxed and packaged varieties work well.
Of course! Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses or whatever you have on hand. The cheese blend adds depth to the dish. Some popular choices include Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyère cheese, or fontina cheese.
Absolutely. Swap the pulled pork for your favorite meatless protein or even roasted vegetables for a vegetarian version.
Yes, you can substitute dairy free cheese and dairy free milk.
Yes, you can totally use gluten free noodles in this recipe.
Yes, you can make the dish ahead of time, but you will want it to be warmed prior ot serving so the cheese is nice and melted!
Time to Eat!
Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese
- 1 recipe macaroni and cheese
- 2 cups pulled pork
- ½ cup barbeque sauce optional
- chopped green onions optional
- Cook macaroni according to package directions or prepare homemade macaroni and cheese.
- Toss macaroni and barbeque sauce together if desired. Place macaroni in a bowl or on a plate and top with pulled pork. Sprinkle chopped green onions on top if desired.