Monday, March 22, 2021

How to Make Beer and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Who would like beer and bacon in their Mac & cheese? Well learn how you can add beer and bacon with this Taste of Home recipe. Serves 6 Total Time 40 minutes 


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

6 bacon strips, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups 2% milk

2/3 cup brown ale or chicken broth

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

2 green onions, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Additional green onions


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain. 
  • Meanwhile, in a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the same pan, add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in milk and beer. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in cheeses until blended. Add macaroni, green onions, salt, pepper and half the bacon; stir to combine. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and additional green onions. Serve immediately.

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