BBQ Mac and Cheese

BBQ Mac and Cheese
Servings: 6 Yield: servings Prep 15 mins Cook 6 mins Microwave 6 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins


  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 pkg (16 oz) pulled chicken or pork

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add cavatappi and return to a boil. Cook 6 minutes; drain.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour. While whisking, add milk in a thin stream. Whisk in paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer; cook 2 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 cups of the cheddar. Fold cheese sauce into pasta.

4. Place half the macaroni and cheese in a baking dish. Microwave pulled chicken per package directions, about 6 minutes. Spoon over pasta in dish and top with remaining mac and cheese and 1 cup cheddar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 678, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 85, sat. fat (g): 16, carb. (g): 77, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 32, sodium (mg): 740, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.