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I have a 16” cast iron pan that I use for searing steaks and have made awesome Quiches on the Traeger. I’m looking for more one pan meals that I can make in it. Please share if you have one. Thanks
 

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Not a full meal but a KILLER side, 4 cheese smoked Mac'N'Cheese. I made a full skillet of this for last years Super Bowl party. My friends, especially the girls, called it "Crack'N'Cheese" because they could not stop eating it! Of course, the slow smoked tenderloin sliders didn't hurt either :p

I used the Traeger 3 cheese recipe and improvised with some crispy smoked bacon bits and one more cheese. It was so so good.



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For those of you who made this Traeger Smokey triple mac & cheese, how much half & Half, Cheddar and Shredded smoked mozzarella did you use. The Traeger recipe calls for:

5/2 Cup of Half & Half
3/2 Cup of Cheddar
3/2 Cup of Shredded Smoked Mozzarella

I have never heard of measurements like this? Can someone explain this for me?
 

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For those of you who made this Traeger Smokey triple mac & cheese, how much half & Half, Cheddar and Shredded smoked mozzarella did you use. The Traeger recipe calls for:

5/2 Cup of Half & Half
3/2 Cup of Cheddar
3/2 Cup of Shredded Smoked Mozzarella

I have never heard of measurements like this? Can someone explain this for me?

Here's another way to look at it.

5/2 Cup of Half & Half = 2.5 cups
3/2 Cup of Cheddar = 1.5 cups
3/2 Cup of Shredded Smoked Mozzarella = 1.5 cups
 

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For those of you who made this Traeger Smokey triple mac & cheese, how much half & Half, Cheddar and Shredded smoked mozzarella did you use. The Traeger recipe calls for:

5/2 Cup of Half & Half
3/2 Cup of Cheddar
3/2 Cup of Shredded Smoked Mozzarella

I have never heard of measurements like this? Can someone explain this for me?
The Traeger app recipes adjust the ingredients quantity based on your selection of the number of people. The app creates these odd measurements for certain numbers of people.

I love Mac'n'cheese so when I take the time to make this I make two pans worth so there is some chance of leftovers!

So, to translate the app
5/2 Cup = 2 1/2 cups
3/2 Cup = 1 1/2 cups

My two pan recipe uses easy to find quantities, I use;
32oz (2lbs) of elbow Mac
1 qt half and half
8oz pack of cream cheese
16oz block of cheddar
8oz block of smoked gouda
8oz block of smoked mozzarella, or other cool specialty cheeses, I found truffle mozzarella and smoked gouda with bacon
2 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp black pepper
6oz crispy bacon, had to.
I also tossed in a tsp of onion powder (next time maybe some carmalized shallots)

I smoked the sauce and dry macaroni at 165F super smoke for an hour.

And don't forget the smoked paprika at the end, I managed to leave the bottle out on the counter and still forgot!

Good luck!!
 
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