BBQ Pork Mac N’ Cheese
Servings
1batch
Servings
1batch
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the pieces of pork shoulder and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Cover and place on low heat for 8 hours. After 8 hours, using two forks, shred the pork while it’s still in the slow cooker. Once shredded, let it rest in the slow cooker with the remaining BBQ sauce. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water and drain and rinse the pasta. Return the pot to the stove over low heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the onion, season with salt and cook until golden brown, about 5–7 minutes. Stir in the half and half. When the mixture just begins to simmer, add the cheese and whisk until smooth. Once the cheese has melted, add the pasta and stir to coat. If the macaroni and cheese seems thick, add a few tablespoons of the reserved pasta water and stir to combine. Taste and season with additional salt as needed. Evenly distribute the pasta to 6 serving bowls and add a serving of the shredded BBQ pulled pork on top of the pasta and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipes and photos courtesy of the National Pork Board.