Barbecue Pork Topped Gouda Mac N Cheese


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Gouda shredded
  • 4 slices American cheese chopped (white or yellow)
  • 1 lb smoked pulled pork
  • 1 cup Kansas City style barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground fresh chili paste (sambal oelek) more or less depending on taste
  • 4 slices crisp cooked bacon crumbled
  • 12 chopped green onions


  1. Cook pasta according to box instructions. Drain well.
  2. In large saucepan over low heat melt butter, whisk in flour and cook for 90 seconds whisking continuously. Slowly whisk in milk and continue cooking over low heat whisking very frequently until slightly thickened; approximately 2-3 minutes. Whisk in cheese until completely melted. Add pasta to pan, cover, turn off and remove from heat.
  3. In bowl combine pork, barbecue sauce and chili paste and heat in microwave at reduced power if cold.
  4. Divide mac n cheese in bowls, top with equally divided portions of barbecue pulled pork, bacon and green onions. Serve immediately.

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