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Baked Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork - Flame Tree Style

Creamy, cheesy baked mac and cheese topped with sweet, smoky pulled pork and BBQ sauce. Inspired by the iconic eat from WDW's Flame Tree Barbecue.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams Macaroni Pasta
  • 40 grams Butter
  • 40 grams Plain Flour
  • 600 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 150 grams Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 100 grams Grated Smoked Cheddar - like Applewood
  • 50 grams Grated Parmesan
  • 600 grams Pulled Pork* recipe linked in notes
  • BBQ Sauce for Serving recipe linked in notes

Instructions
 

To Make the Macaroni Cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6/400f
  • Cook the pasta for 2 minutes less than the package instructions eg if the packet advises 8-10 minutes, then cook for 6 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water. Coat with a little drizzle of olive oil or butter to prevent sticking.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter over a low heat until it begins to foam. Add the flour and mix together to form a paste or roux. Keep stirring for a minute.
  • Add the milk bit by bit. Make sure the milk and roux are completely combined each time before you add more milk.
  • Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from the heat and add the mustard powder and half of the cheese. Mix well and season to taste.
  • Combine the pasta with the sauce and mix well. Transfer to an oven-safe baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

To Serve

  • If you have pre-prepared the pulled pork then reheat it while the macaroni is cooking.
  • Top each serving of Mac and Cheese with a generous spoonful of pulled pork and a drizzle of BBQ sauce. I also like to add finely chopped green peppers or scallions.