Dot’s BBQ Mac and Cheese

Dish Description
This easy BBQ Mac and Cheese Recipe is a family recipe featuring a homemade macaroni and cheese that is topped with pulled pork or shredded chicken that has been deliciously smothered with barbecue sauce.
  • 16 ounces penne noodles
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar and/or monterey jack, shredded and divided
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cups leftover BBQ meat (pulled or shredded pork, chicken, or beef combined with BBQ sauce)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the penne pasta according to package directions and drain. Pour the cooked pasta back into the pot and add in the evaporated milk, about 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) of the shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese, and the parmesan cheese, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mac & cheese into the baking dish and top with leftover BBQ meat. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with extra BBQ sauce, if desired.