Grilled Macaroni and Cheese

Grilled Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni Grill Ingredients:

  • 4 medium poblano chile peppers
  • 3/4 ham steak or more
  • 6 green onions
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 1 quart whole milk 
  • 4 cups (about 12 ounces) grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/3 teaspoon white pepper 
  • 10 ounces large elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (plus an extra 4 T of butter if you want buttery bread crumbs - see note below)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or more if you want heat)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Macaroni Grill Instructions :
First of all is to coat your poblano peppers, green onions, and ham with olive oil. Place them over medium direct heat (about 350 degrees). And then grill the peppers, onions, and ham for about 10 minutes, rotating the peppers every 3-4 minutes.

After the ham, green onions, and peppers were nicely charred, remove the skin from the poblano peppers. The charred skin should fall right off . Then diced everything into small pieces.

After chopping the peppers, ham and onions, then make the cheese sauce. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. As it starts to sizzle, whisk the flour into the butter to form a paste. Cook this mixture until it starts to brown. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir often! Add the milk while whisking to keep lumps from forming. Raise the heat to medium-high. Gradually add 3 cups of the Monterey Jack cheese and the white cheddar cheese (keeping 1 cup of jack cheese behind for later), all the parmesan cheese, the salt, dried mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and the white pepper. As the cheese melts into the sauce and it begins to boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the cheese sauce from the heat and pour into a buttered 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish. Make sure the sauce has thickened significantly before you remove it from the heat. I used an aluminum throw away baking dish.

Next is to cook the macaroni according to the package and drain. Add the cheese sauce to the baking dish and then add in the cooked macaroni. Then mix in your grilled peppers, ham and onions and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top of the dish along with the leftover cheese. To be crazy you can melt another 4 T of butter in a bowl and pour in 1 cup of panko bread crumbs. Mix up the bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly on top of the cheese.

Finally, get your grill ready for a medium indirect heat. This is about 350 degrees. Add the baking dish to the grill and keep the lid closed as much as possible. If you are pressed for time you can always keep moving the baking dish over direct heat. This is what I do at tailgates. Moving the dish over direct heat will get it bubbling quite quickly but you have the risk of burning the macaroni and cheese. So I advise keeping it over indirect heat for as long as possible to cook it. Enjoy !

Macaroni Grill Roasted Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette


Try this nice macaroni grill with roasted garlic lemon taste !


* 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 ounce roasted garlic
* 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 lemon, juice of


1.First of all place vinegar, honey, salt and roasted garlic in a food processor. And then Puree until the garlic is chopped very fine. Next with the food processor still running, add olive oil and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use. And the macaroni grill is ready to serve...amazing !

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Macaroni Grill Chicken Cannelloni

Macaroni Grill Chicken Cannelloni


Cannelloni Filling

* 8 ounces chicken breasts, cooked
* 1 ounce fresh spinach, chopped
* 1 ounce sun-dried tomato, sliced
* 16 ounces ricotta cheese
* 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 12 sheets lasagna noodles

Cannelloni Sauce

* 16 ounces alfredo sauce
* 16 ounces marinara sauce
* 3 ounces parmesan cheese, grated

Macaroni Grill Instructions

1.First of al dice the chicken breast into 1/2-inch pieces and place into a large mixing bowl. Add spinach, tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella, pepper and salt, and mix thoroughly.
2.And then arrange precooked pasta sheets on a cutting board and place two or three rounded tablespoons of filling mixture down the center of each pasta sheet and carefully roll pasta around
filling in a cigar fashion.
3.Next is to place the rolled cannelloni, side by side, into an ovenproof shallow baking dish. Place Alfredo sauce and tomato sauce in bowl and mix until well incorporated. Pour sauce over cannelloni covering completely.
4.Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over top of sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350°F for approximately 20 minutes.
5.Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Remove from oven and serve family style or on individual
plates garnished with fresh diced tomatoes, and basil or Italian parsley.
Hmmm. this nice and delicious macaroni grill is ready for feast...great !

Macaroni Grill Pasta Di Pollo Al Sugo Bianco

 Pasta Di Pollo Al Sugo Bianco

 Macaroni Grill Ingredients

* 4 cups heavy cream (whipping cream)
* 1/8 teaspoon chicken base
* 1 1/4 cups asiago cheese
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 2 ounces water
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/2 cup red onion, diced
* 1/2 cup pancetta, chopped
* 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
* 3/4 cup green onion, tops only
* 3/4 lb chicken, grilled and sliced
* 2 lbs farfalle pasta, cooked
* 8 ounces heavy cream (whipping cream)
* 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Macaroni Grill Instructions

1.To Make the Sauce: Frist of all heat cream to very hot and just bubbly (but not a boil).
2.And then add chicken base and cheese.
3.Next is to stir constantly with a wire whip and bring temperature back to just bubbly.
4.Dissolve cornstarch in the cold water and add to sauce.
5.Bring to a slow simmer to cook out starch.
6.Transfer sauce to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed.
7.To Make the Pasta Dish: Saute red onion in butter for a few seconds then add pancetta and garlic.
8.Add chicken, green onions and pasta.
9.Deglaze the pan with the cream.
10.Add asiago cream sauce.
11.Heat thoroughly.
12.Garnish with parsley and the macaroni grill pasta is ready to serve....great taste ! Nice !.



Baked Macaroni Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni, cooked
  • 2 cups thin white sauce (see below)
  • 2 tsp. grated onion
  • 1/2 pound grated cheese
  • fine buttered bread crumbs
  • paprika

Baked Macaroni Instructions :
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain macaroni and place in a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Blend onion and cheese with white sauce and pour over cooked macaroni.
Sprinkle with buttered crumbs and paprika. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.


  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Melt butter at 200-212°F in saucepan, microwave or double boiler.
Add flour to butter and whisk well to blend. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Allow to cook over medium-low heat until sauce simmers and thickens to desired consistency. Add salt, to taste. If you prefer a richer sauce, use 2 tbsp. flour and 2 tbsp. butter.

The baked macaroni serves 4 to 5 persons. Enjoy it !

Macaroni Grill Foccacia

Try this macaroni grill foccacia recipe...great..!

Macaroni Grill Recipes Ingredients

* 9 tablespoons olive oil (divided use)
* 3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup unsifted semolina flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)
* 1 1/2 tablespoons fast-rising active dry yeast
* 1 1/2 cups hot milk (between 120 and 130 degrees)
* 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaf

Macaroni Grill Recipes Instrutions

1.Pour a scant tablespoon of the olive oil into a 9"-square cake pan; spread evenly to cover bottom and sides.
2.Place all-purpose flour, semolina flour, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and all of the yeast in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook.
3.(The mixing can be done by hand as well.) Blend ingredients on medium speed.
4.Reduce speed to low and slowly add. milk.
6 Raise the speed to medium and continue mixing for 5 minutes (knead about 8 to 10 minutes by hand).
7.Sprinkle bottom of cake pan with a little flour.
8.Remove dough from bowl and spread out evenly in pan.
9.Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
10.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
11.Remove towel.
12.Brush dough with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
13.Sprinkle top with additional salt and.
15.Bake for 20 minutes.
16.Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining oil.
The macaroni grill recipe of foccacia is ready for feast...nice ! Enjoy it !

Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

Another nice macaroni grill recipe of rosemary bread....great for starters !

Macaroni Grill Recipes Ingredients

* 1 tablespoon yeast
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 cup warm water
* 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons rosemary
* 2 tablespoons butter

Macaroni Grill Recipe Instructions :

1.First of all place yeast, sugar and water in large bowl or food processor and allow mixture to become bubbly.
2. Mix in 1 T butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
3.Add one tablespoon of the fresh chopped rosemary.
4.Knead for about 10 minutes by hand or in food processor about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
5.Add more flour if necessary.
6.Oil a bowl, put dough in it and cover with a towel.
7.Let dough rise in a warm place for one hour until doubled.
8.Punch down dough and divide in half.
9.Let dough rest about 5 minutes.
10.Spray baking pan or cookie sheet with cooking spray.
11.Shape the dough into 2 small rounded oval loaves.
12.Sprinkle remaining 1 Tablespoon of rosemary over the loaves and press lightly into the surface.
13.Let loaves rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes.
14.Preheat oven to 375°F.
15Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.
16.Carefully remove from oven, brush with remaining butter (and salt if desired.).
The macaroni grill rosemary bread is ready to serve....great taste ! Enjoy it !

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

Try this amazing macaroni grill recipe !


Gratinata Sauce:
  • 2 Teaspoon Butter
  • 2 Teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 cup marsala wine
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 cups heavy cream

Saute butter, garlic , and rosemary until garlic begins to brown. Add marsala wine and reduce by one−third. Add remaining ingredients and reduce by half of original volume. Set aside:

Penne Rustica:
  • 1 Ounce pancetta or bacon
  • 18 each shrimp peeled and devained
  • 12 Ounce grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • 4.5 cups of granita sauce
  • 48 Ounce Penne Pasta, precooked
  • 3 Teaspoon pimentos
  • 6 Ounce butter
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped shallots
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cups parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Macaroni Grill Recipe Instructions :
Saute pancette until begins to brown. Add butter, shallots, and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are evenly pick but still translucent. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add granita sauce and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and simmer until sauce thickens. In a large bowl, combine
shrimp and chicken mixture with precooked pasta. Place this mixture into single serving dishes
or one large casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and pimentos and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 475 for 10−15 minutes. Remove and garnish with fresh rosemary sprig. An the macaroni grill serves six.....enjoy the meal ! Nice and delicious !

Macaroni Grill's Asiago Sauce

Macaroni Grill's Asiago Sauce

Another nice macaroni grill recipe to try...!
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp paste to dried chicken base
  • 1 ¼ cups grated Asiago cheese
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 2 oz cold water
1.Heat cream to very hot. Just to a bubbly stage -- But Do Not Boil. Add chicken base and cheese, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Bring temperature back just to bubbly.
2.Dissolve cornstarch in cold water and add to sauce. Bring to a slow simmer to cook out the starch. Mix well. Transfer the sauce to a covered container and refrigerate until needed.
The macaroni grill asiago sauce is now ready to serve...great appetizers. Nice !



Macaroni Grill Recipes Ingredients :
  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 1 quarts tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Macaroni Grill Recipes INSTRUCTIONS
Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions. Spoon 1/3 of can of tomatoes into a well greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Mix the remaining tomatoes with spices. Stir in the macaroni, combine well, and pour into an oven-proof casserole dish. Top with grated cheese.

Grill or Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

***OPTIONAL*** stir in 1/2 c cheese with tomatoes & spices for extra cheesy mac.