BBQ Pork Mac and Cheese – You Link It, We Make It #10

Posted in FOOD
on April 20, 2016

Hey, Everyone! Thanks for all of your support and encouragement on last week’s One Room Challenge post. We are working so hard but loving EVERY minute of it! If you’ve not been following along, you’ve got to take a peek at all we’ve managed to accomplish and to get the whole story! 

BBQ Pulled Pork Mac-n-Cheese — Recipe @ Life with Heidi

It’s Week #10 on the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with a twist! Every week we make, and review, our favorite recipes from those linked up! How exciting to celebrate our 10th post! 


Here are the hosts of You Link It; We Make It!

Kim of Knock it Off Kim 

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April of Uncookie Cutter


Here’s how it works

  1. Follow your hosts. 
  2. Link up your best recipes.
  3. We will each pick one recipe to make, review and share.
  4. We will also select an additional two features.  
  5. As a feature, your recipe and blog will be promoted and shared across our social media profiles, and you will also be invited to pin on our group Pinterest board!
Now onto the recipes and our features! As this party grows, it gets harder and harder to select just three. You all are giving us your best, and we love it! 
You Link It, We Make It Weekly Link Party Features - Join us every Wednesday-Saturday at and


If you were featured, please grab a button! 

I loved Miz Helen’s Texas Mud Pie. What’s not to love? It has a pecan cookie crust, followed by three – yes three! – Decadent layers of heaven. I was also pretty intrigued by Winstead Wandering’s Cinnamon Roll Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m an immediate gratification girl, and the idea of all of the flavors and scents of a cinnamon roll without all of the fuss of kneading and raising the dough, is pretty much my dream come true! But, with all of the craziness with the One Room Challenge, the back and forth of mom’s taxi, time has been rather scarce these days, so I was happy to find a dinner recipe that could be made ahead of time and re-heated – Life with Heidi’s BBQ Mac and Cheese fit the bill nicely!  

BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe
BBQ Pulled Pork Mac-N-Cheese @ Life With Heidi

Some of my favorite post’s on Heidi’s blog are those dedicated to fun and crucial national days that everyone either doesn’t know about and should, or does know about and has forgotten, such as national peppermint pattie day, fettuccine alfredo day and croissant day! To add to the fun, there is always a recipe accompaniment to partner with the day.
Her BBQ Mac and Cheese caught my eye with layers of gooey cheese and caramelized BBQ sauce atop tender and juicy pork tenderloin. Yum!

To simplify and cut down on dishes, I prepared the cheese sauce in the pan used to cook the pork, allowing me to incorporate some of the delicious drippings. It makes a big difference to the taste of the sauce, believe it or not! 
My stand mixer makes quick work of shredding the pork. 
I was running a bit short on time and so skipped the step of pre-baking the mac and cheese – in hindsight, I think I’d add that back in there. 

The final result was creamy, and the sweetness of the bbq sauce complimented the flavor of the mac and cheese. My family loved it! 

Thank you to Heidi for sharing such a great recipe!   

Be sure to stop by and see April at Uncookie Cutter for her rendition of Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Drumsticks!

Now, it’s your turn to share!

Party Rules: 
  1. Follow your hosts on social media.   
  2. Link-up as many of your favorite recipes as you would like.
  3. Please hop around and check out some other recipes – share the love!
  4. Grab a button and link back to one of our sites on your post or your link party page.


We, in turn:
  1. Will make one recipe from those submitted each week to make and feature. 
  2. Will share our personal pictures of our result. 
  3. Will also pick two additional recipes each to feature. All six features will be shared out through our social media accounts. All feature owners are invited to the pin on our group Pinterest board.
  4. Will send a reminder each Wednesday morning to come back and link up again!
*Please note, linking up gives your hosts permission to share your photo and your recipe across social media, with proper credit of course.
Let’s party!

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  • Winnie

    Thank you Kim for hosting this wonderful party šŸ™‚

    April 20, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply
    • admin

      Hi Winnie! Thanks for stopping by this week!

      April 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Heidi Gray

    Thanks so much for remaking my mac n cheese dish! It looks like it turned out yummy!

    April 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm Reply
    • admin

      Thank you, Heidi, for such a great recipe! I'm filing it for a do-over in the future. šŸ™‚

      April 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply
    • Kylee Ayotte

      I'm totally making it. My boys would LOVE it

      April 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm Reply
  • JanVinyard

    Hi Kim and April, Thanks for hosting You Link It, We Make It! Have a great week! Blessings, Janet

    April 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply
    • admin

      Hi Janet! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      April 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply

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