Homemade Macaroni and Cheese & Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese & Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs

“As a Stubb’s Insider, I received samples to help spark my recipe”

white-macaroni-and-cheese I love using my oven to cook my meals no matter what time of year it is. Even in the midst of some of the hottest, and most certainly humid days, you can still find me in the kitchen. There is something so comforting when it comes to smelling the aromatic flavors of  a homecooked meal. I am sure my family can agree because I had them all just about drooling yesterday while our Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs slow cooked in our cast iron pan with plenty of fresh garlic, and onions.

Stubbs-BBQBeing a Stubb’s Insider has been really fun because I get to sample a variety of their products. I have tried Stubb’s in the past, but admit I was a typical sale stalker. I was using brands that were on sale, and not always getting the best sauces. Now, I know better! Stubb’s BBQ products and marinades are pure deliciousness, and can turn even the cheapest cuts of meat into prime cuisine.

Yesterday, I decided to make pork spare ribs with Stubb’s very own Moppin’ Sauce. I allowed my ribs to slow cook in a covered cast iron for 2 1/2 hours with minced garlic, and sliced onion. I used the Moppin Sauce during the last 20 minutes or so to really get a moist, bold flavor. For some reason, ribs just pair well with mac and cheese so I decided to make a fresh batch of flavorful stovetop macaroni and cheese.

Are you hungry yet? Here is how to make my Homemade Macaroni and Cheese & Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs:

Moppin-SauceIngredients for Ribs:

  • 3 lbs of small, bone-in pork spare ribs
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • salt, pepper
  • Stubb’s Moppin Sauce

Directions: Add ribs to a covered cast iron pan. Sprinkle with garlic, onion, and spices. Bake at 300 for 2 hours. Remove from oven, take off cover and add the entire bottle of Stubb’s Moppin Sauce (brush on). Return to the oven for 30 minutes at 350 uncovered to crisp up.

Stubbs-Moppin-Sauce-RibsIngredients for Homemade Macaroni and Cheese:

  • 1 lb box of pasta (shells, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 2 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 1 small grated onion (juices and all)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 8 ounces of grated jack cheese
  • 5 ounces of grated white cheddar


  • Boil pasta until al dente
  • Grate onion, and cheeses; set aside
  • Add onion and minced garlic to a large sauce pan along with your butter. Sautee until the butter is melted.
  • Add cream slowly to the mixture, and allow it to simmer for 6–8 minutes.
  • Slowly add in all the grated cheeses, and stir until creamy.
  • Add in drained pasta and stir to mix; top with a parsley garnish and serve hot.

 This meal is best served hot, but can easily be warmed up. I strongly recommend you buy heavy cream, and block cheese to grate! Using the shredded varieties will work, but with turn lumpy due to the chemicals. The garlic and onion give this macaroni and cheese an actual flavor so it is not bland.

We totally enjoyed our Homemade Macaroni and Cheese & Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs and would recommend everyone tries it! You can learn more about Stubb’s additional products on their site!

About Amy

Hi my name is Amy (amy@savvysavingcouple.net) and I am the co-owner of SavvySavingCouple.net. I love cooking, baking, and cleaning. When I am not chasing my three kids around, I enjoy blogging bits and pieces of my life. I enjoy writing, and have a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences.


  1. Yum! You can’t beat a great BBQ sauce. The macaroni looks good, too.

  2. Oh wow, this meal looks amazing! I know the Mac & Cheese would be a hit with my whole family. My husband and I would definitely enjoy the ribs!

  3. I am not a fan of ribs, but I LOVE me some mac & cheese!!! Yum!

  4. That looks so good! I love bbq sauce.

  5. This sounds so good! I love macaroni and cheese and love BBQ ribs even more! Will have to try this!

  6. I am starving and that mac and cheese looks so delicious! I have a soft spot for mac and cheese. Add some spare ribs and there and you have the perfect dinner!

  7. This meal looks amazing! I have heard of this brand before, I need to try it. We love BBQ.

  8. That Stubbs looks like great products. That meal is spectacular.

  9. I can’t believe how good those ribs look. I have some Stubbs BBQ sauce but hadn’t tried it yet. Now I’m going to get it out and get cookin’.

  10. My mom made this for dinner two nights ago. The best dinner ever. I love baked mac&cheese, and do several variations, but when she makes her personal recipe it is like love with cheese! I guess I need to try Stubbs, too!

  11. Those ribs look so delicious! I have yet to try Stubb’s.

  12. I’ve seen this at the store, but never tried it. Thanks for the recommendation! I need a good go-to sauce!

  13. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says:

    Looks like a delicious dinner to me! Love homemade Mac and Cheese and I have tried Stubbs…it’s really good! Thanks for joining us at Foodie Fridays!

  14. mila furman says:

    Naturally…the week that I start clean eating…you post this beautiful thang!!! It’s gorgeous and looks so yumiliciously scrumptious! I cannot wait to make this!!! And I chose this as one of my Foodie Friday Faves!!! Make sure you check it out :) And thanks for linking with us!

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