Dinner, Outdoor Cooking, Sides

Smoked Mac N’ Cheese

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric Outdoor Oven, Artisan Pizza Maker & BBQ Smoker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 45 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Smoked Mac N’ Cheese

Woodfire elevates the flavour of the sauce with a delicious smokiness.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Mustard, Dairy


  • 350g dried macaroni or elbow pasta
  • To taste salt and ground black pepper
  • 50g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 
  • 50g plain flour 
  • 600ml semi skimmed milk 
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard powder 
  • 250g mature grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice of stale bread, whizzed/grated into breadcrumbs

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, boil water and add macaroni and a pinch of salt. Cook until the macaroni is almost cooked. Drain and add to a shallow ovenproof dish

  • Step 2

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid

  • Step 3

    Install the Accessory Frame in the bottom level of the unit, then place the Pro-Heat Tray on top. Turn dial to BAKE. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to 190°C and set time to 30 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 9 minutes)

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile make cheese sauce. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter, flour and milk. Whisk together continuously until the sauce starts to thicken. This may take 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and whisk in mustard powder, seasoning as desired and 175g cheese until melted. Pour sauce over macaroni in dish and mix until the macaroni is thoroughly coated with sauce. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and ADD FOOD and PRS START is displayed, open door and add dish to tray. Close door, select START/STOP to begin cooking

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, open door, remove the mac n’ cheese and serve hot