BBQ Pork Mac n’ Cheese

Pork
BBQ Pork Mac n’ Cheese
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork shoulder (cut into 3 pieces*)
  • 18 ounces barbecue sauce (any variety or preference)
  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni (or another small pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups fontina cheese (shredded, Can substitute white cheddar)
  • kosher salt
  • pepper

Directions

  1. Place the pieces of pork shoulder and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Cover and place on low heat for 8 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the pasta.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Reserve the additional pulled pork for leftovers.
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NutritionView more

830Calories
Sodium63%DV1520mg
Fat46%DV30g
Protein122%DV62g
Carbs25%DV76g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories830Calories from Fat270
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat30g46%
Saturated Fat11g55%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol190mg63%
Sodium1520mg63%
Potassium1130mg32%
Protein62g122%
Calories from Fat270
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars25g50%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.