Dinosaur BBQ Mac And Cheese Recipe

Mac and Cheese is almost a household item of every home, thanks to its cheesy and mouthwatering taste. If you live in or close to New York, you have most likely tested the famous Mac and cheese recipe from Dinosaur BBQ. 

This recipe from them hits all the right notes using different types of cheese. Plus, the Macaroni pasta and mixture of different spices make it an incredibly popular last-minute meal for many people. 

If you want to enjoy the delicious meal at home, you can follow our Dinosaur BBQ Mac and Cheese recipe. It is easy to cook and will only take a few minutes. 

So, let’s jump deep into the recipe and see how you can cook it at home. 

Dinosaur BBQ Mac And Cheese Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Dinosaur Ber-B-Que is a popular New York-based chain restaurant. They currently have branches in New Jersey and New York. The restaurant started its journey in 1988 and soon got immense popularity. Moreover, their popular items include juicy wings, mac and cheese, different sauces, and many more. 
However, their mac and cheese are unprecedented, with yumminess dripping with every bite. You can cook it now at home with our quick recipe guidelines. 


  • Elbow macaroni (12-16oz)

  • 4 cups of sharp shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 cups of shredded American Cheese

  • 1 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese

  • 1 cup of shredded Pecorino Romano

  • ¾ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

  • Dinosaur BBQ Cajun Foreplay Spice Rub or any Cajun rub or just paprika

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 1 cup onions diced

  • ½ cup of finely diced green peppers

  • 2 cloves of finely minced garlic

  • 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1-½ cups of water

  • Salt (according to taste)

  • Sharp cheddar cheese (1 cup)

  • Pecorino Romano cheese (1 tbsp.)

  • Tools
  • A cooking pan (non-sticky)

  • Cooking bowl (for boiling pasta)

  • Stove and broiler pan

  • Baking dish


  •  Prepare the pasta: You may boil and cook the pasta before proceeding to the main recipe. You can follow the cooking instructions on the packet to boil and cook the pasta. Plus, you may sprinkle the pasta spice or paprika in it if you wish. 
    After boiling the pasta, set it aside to remove the water. It will help you cook it quickly during the latter part of this recipe. 
    Prepare the pasta
  • Prepare the spice mix: Now, you will need to prepare the spice mixes to cook the pasta and cheese. For this, you will need a large pot. You should put the pot on the stove on medium heat. After that, heat the oil in it before adding onion and garlic. 
    Prepare the spice mix
  •  Sauté the mixture:You need to sauté the onion and garlic mixture in the oil until it spreads fragrance. You should cook it slowly to allow the mixture to spread its fragrance so that you don’t burn it during the process. You also should green peppers during this sauté time and help them soften for a fine spicy flavor. 
    Sauté the mixture
  • Add flour: Now, you need to pour in the all-purpose flour with the cooked spices mixture. Ensure that you continue cooking the spice mix and flour so that there’s no lump in it. If you stop at this point, there will be lumps of flour in the mixture, and your recipe will taste dull.Add flour
  • Add half and half: After adding the flour and cooking it for another 20 to 30 seconds, you must add half and half with the spice mixture and flour. Whisk is to blend the ingredients properly. 
    Add half and half
  • Add water and continue cooking: Now, add the water to the bowl and continue cooking until everything blends perfectly. You should keep the stove in medium heat during this process. Also, slow cooking will allow the aroma of the spice mixture to spread throughout the entire menu. 
    Add water and continue cooking
  • Add the cheeses: Now, add all the cheeses one after another in the spice and half and half mixture. Ensure that you have blended the cheese with the mixture appropriately. So, you should whisk it for a few seconds with precision. 
    Add the cheeses
  • Add the cooked pasta: Now, add the pasta with the cheese and spice. Also, add vinegar, sugar, mustard sauce, and lemon pepper. Also, add salt according to your taste. Stir it properly so everything blends properly, and there’s no lump inside it. 
    Add the cooked pasta
  •  Pour it into baking dish and add the topping: Now, carefully pour the cooked sauce and pasta mixture into the baking dish. Finally, add the cheese we mentioned for the topping. It will make the topping cheesy and yummy. 
  •  Oven-bake the pasta and cheese: Now, preheat your oven at 450°F. Then, bake the mixture for 8 minutes. Your Dinosaur BBQ mac and cheese is ready for serving. 
    Oven-bake the pasta and cheese


  • You should blend the spices, cheese, and pasta properly. You can stir it to mix and cook or use a blender to blend quickly. 
  • You should never skip the spices or reduce their amount. The spices will tone down the heaviness of the sauces for a subtle feel. 
  • You can store the recipe for 2-3 days. You should store it in an airtight container.


The Dinosaur BBQ mac and cheese recipe is easy to cook. If you hurry and need a quick meal, it can be an excellent solution. It has four different types of cheese and so fulfills your nutritional requirements perfectly. Also, it could be a full meal for your lunch or dinner. You can serve it as a side dish along with chicken wings for added yumminess and meet your appetite. 

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