Recipe: Smoked mac n cheese with bacon 🥓

So.Tex BBQ shares tips on how to make smokey, cheesy, bacony pasta goodness

SAN ANTONIO – Comfort food is something we’re all craving right now. Here’s a summer recipe from George Gallo, pitmaster at So.Tex BBQ, for a new way to make mac n cheese - in the smoker.

Watch the video above for a couple of brisket tips, too!

So.Tex smoked mac n cheese with bacon


  • Large elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • Season All
  • Salt
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 cup mild shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cheese sauce
  • Smoked bacon, crumbled (as much or as little as you like)


Make sure the smoker is at 200°F.

Whisk eggs, milk, butter, evaporated milk, Season All, salt and tequila in a large bowl.

Add cheeses to cooked macaroni in a large bowl. Add wet mixture and stir.

Pour into large, disposable sheet pan and sprinkle bacon pieces on top. Cover with an aluminum lid or foil.

Smoke for 1 hour in smoker. Enjoy!

About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.