5 from 1 vote
smoked shells and white cheese in a blue skillet topped with bacon
Smoked Shells and White Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Creamy smoked shells and cheese made with five white cheeses and smoked to perfection.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: america
Keyword: easy mac and cheese, smoked mac and cheese
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 743 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups white cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup gouda shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan shredded
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb medium shell pasta cooked al dente according package directions
  1. In a dutch oven, melt butter.

  2. Add flour and whisk until well combined and fragrant.

  3. Stir in milk and continue whisking until thickened.

  4. Add cream cheese, whisk until smooth. Add salt and pepper and stir to combine.

  5. Add white cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, and parmesan.  Whisk until smooth.

  6. Add pasta and gently toss until combined.

  7. Transfer to a cast iron skillet.

  8. Smoke at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.  Stir shells and cheese and smoke an additional 15 minutes.

  9. Top with crumbled bacon. 

  10. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Shells and White Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 743 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 968mg42%
Potassium 382mg11%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Calcium 666mg67%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.