Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese was made in honor of our dear friends Mickey & Fred’s anniversary. It was super easy with a base of jar Alfredo sauce, plus lots of cheese and frozen thawed broccoli for color and to make it healthy. Then, Patti added chopped bacon because everything is better with bacon. Then for that “Kiss of Smoke” we used Rancher’s Mesquite pellets in the Amazing Smoke Tube.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes at 350 degrees (177c)
Grill: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven
Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Rancher’s Mesquite

Ingredients: Mickey’s Mac & Cheese

  • 1lb. elbow macaroni, cooked and rinsed
  • ½ lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1lb. frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
  • 5 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 15oz. jar Alfredo sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded for topping

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

Cooking Directions: Mickey’s Mac & Cheese

In a greased large cast iron Dutch oven mix all ingredients thoroughly. Top with the sharp cheddar. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (177c) and place your Mac on the shelf. Bake for 30 minutes until it’s heated through and all the cheese is melted and well blended.

For that “Kiss of Smoke” we used Rancher’s Mesquite pellets in the Amazing Smoke Tube.

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

In a large Cast Iron Dutch oven mix Ingredients

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

Top with More Cheese

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

In the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

Is It Time to Eat

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.

I did 30 minutes here at 350 (177c).

Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

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Let’s Eat!!!

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese
An Outdoor Cooking Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti

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