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Grilled Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork Panini

Created by Chef Alex Pugsley
Servings 4 panini sandwiches


  • 8 slices round sourdough bread
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 4-6 cups prepared macaroni and cheese the cheesier the better
  • 4-5 cups pulled pork prepared with BBQ sauce*
  • 12 strips Johnston’s Bacon cooked
  • 12 slices havarti or jack cheese
  • 8 red pepper thinly sliced rings
  • 12 asparagus spears blanched


  • Butter both sides of each bread slice
  • Assemble Panini: 1 bread slice, 1 cheese slice, 1-1.5 cups of macaroni & cheese, 1 cup of pulled pork, 3 bacon strips, 2 pepper rings, 3 asparagus spears, 2 cheese slices, topped with 1 bread slice
  • Place sandwich in a hot Panini grill until cheese is melted. Alternatively, grill both sides of sandwich on a frying pan over medium heat until cheese is melted
  • Tip: To have and eat your sandwich faster, use warm pulled pork and macaroni & cheese
  • * look for some great pulled pork recipes on the recipes section of

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