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Mac & Cheese Topped Pulled Pork Sliders

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Tailgate and potluck party food doesn’t have to be boring! Next time, impress your friends with a tray of amazing sliders!

MAC & CHEESE TOPPED PULLED PORK SLIDERS

Hot dogs, chips, and a lukewarm fruit juice cocktail. You know the scene. Summertime potlucks at the park, tailgating outside the stadium. Everyone is ready for the main event, but the food frequently becomes an afterthought. Something that is picked up on the way to the party. People, there are better ways! Think of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls as a blank canvas, an entrance to a whole new world of culinary delights.

These Mac & Cheese Pulled Pork Sliders are almost an entire barbeque party in each bite. You will love the savoriness of the pasta topping, combined with the sweet and tangy flavors of the barbeque sauce.

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WHAT ARE MAC & CHEESE TOPPED PULLED PORK SLIDERS?

Sliders have been around for quite some time. Credit is often given to White Castle for coming up with mini hamburgers, and the name is given due to the greasiness of the original food invention. However, as the years went on, breakfast sliders, Lasagna Sliders, and pretty much any variety of sandwich have been turned into a miniature version. Mac & Cheese BBQ Pork Sliders are another version of the vast variety of handheld treats.

WHAT PORK SLIDERS WITH MAC & CHEESE TASTE LIKE?

Mac & Cheese and BBQ have long been good friends on the plate. It just makes sense that they are perfect pairs for mini sandwiches. There is the rich tangy taste from the barbecue sauce, the savory macaroni and cheese, and a hint of sweetness from the King’s Hawaiian Rolls.

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MAC & CHEESE PORK SLIDERS INGREDIENTS

  • Elbow macaroni – 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • Butter – 3 tablespoons, divided
  • All-purpose flour – 2 teaspoons
  • Milk – 3/4 cup milk
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – 1 cup
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Hawaiian sweet roll slider buns – 12
  • Pre-made fully cooked barbecue pulled pork, warmed – 16 ounces
  • Honey – 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • Ground mustard – 1/2 teaspoon 
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HOW TO MAKE THIS MAC & CHEESE BBQ PORK SLIDER RECIPE

You can make pulled pork mac and cheese sliders recipe fairly quickly.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on the package and drain.
  3. In a nonstick pot, over medium heat, melt butter, stir in all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer. Stir in cheeses and melt, then add pasta and mix until well combined. Remove from heat.
  4. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally, and place the bottom half of the rolls in a non-nonstick 9 x 13 baking pan.
  5. Evenly spread barbecue pork across the bread.
  6. Top evenly with macaroni and cheese, and then top half of the slider buns.
  7. In a microwave in 30-second bursts, melt butter and honey, then stir in ground mustard. Brush or pour across the tops of slider rolls.
  8. Bake in the oven until golden brown, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!
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CAN YOU MAKE PULLED PORK MAC & CHEESE SLIDERS AHEAD OF TIME?

You can make BBQ with Mac & Cheese Sliders ahead of time. They can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days. If you heat them in the microwave, it is best to put a paper towel over them so the bread doesn’t harden up.

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CAN YOU FREEZE MAC & CHEESE BBQ PORK SLIDERS?

This is one of those situations where just because you can doesn’t mean you should. These are best served freshly cooked, and second to that, heated up in the microwave after a day or two in the refrigerator. Freezing them and then heating them later won’t be the tastiest option.

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Mac & Cheese Topped Pulled Pork Sliders

Take your next potluck or tailgate party to the next level with these Mac & Cheese Topped Pulled Pork Sliders.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue
Servings: 12
Author: House Hunk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Cook pasta according to directions on the package and drain.
  • In a nonstick pot, over medium heat, melt butter, stir in all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer. Stir in cheeses and melt, then add pasta and mix until well combined. Remove from heat.
  • Cut Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally, and place the bottom half of rolls in a non-nonstick 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • Evenly spread barbecue pork across the bread.
  • Top evenly with macaroni and cheese, and then top half of the slider buns.
  • In a microwave in 30-second bursts, melt butter and honey, then stir in ground mustard. Brush or pour across the tops of slider rolls.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
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