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Homemade pork mac and cheese

Homemade Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Hollie Schultz
This pulled pork mac and cheese is the perfect dish for a busy weekday, summer BBQ, pot luck or just anytime because it comes together in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 640 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup gouda cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 20 oz cavatappi pasta
  • 16 oz Curly's pulled pork

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add pasta. Cook the pasta according to package direction for al dente (cavatappi pasta is usually about12 minutes).
  • While pasta is cooking, it's time to make the cheese sauce. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Then whisk in flour to create a roux. Cook the butter flour mixture for one minute and then slowly add the milk. Whisk the mixture vigorously until the milk is completely incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Cook mixture for 3-4 more minutes while whisking occasionally. The sauce will thicken slightly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add spices and 2/3 of the cheese, keeping 1/3 of the cheeses for the topping later.
  • Stir the mixture until all the cheese is melted.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta and return to large pot. Pour cheese sauce over pasta.
  • Stir well to coat all the pasta.
  • Transfer mac and cheese to an oven safe 13x9 dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
  • Heat pulled pork according the package. Add pulled pork to the mac and cheese and with a spoon or knife, swirl the pulled pork into the pasta.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then turn oven to a low broil for 5 minutes to crisp up some of the pulled pork and cheese on top.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Be very careful with the low broil at the end so you don't burn the top. You just want to broil it for a few minutes so keep an eye on it.
  2. Additional types of cheeses can be added or substituted with no problem if you prefer different types.
  3. The pre-made pulled pork is the easiest and still delicious but feel free to make your own.

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 30gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 678mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 733IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 424mgIron: 2mg
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