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Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Serious flavors of lager and sharp cheddar combine to make a grownup version of this kid favorite. It’s perfect as a main dish or side, and great reheated the next day (if there is any left!)
Makes: Makes 10-12 servings.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In large pot, cook and drain pasta according to package instructions; keep warm.

Step 3

In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings in pan. Stir flour into drippings; cook 2 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly. Whisk beer into flour mixture; cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in cream; cook until thickened, stirring often. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese, dry mustard, pepper, and 1-1/2 teaspoons chives. Stir in cooked pasta and bacon. Spoon pasta mixture into 9 in. x 13 in. oblong pan.

Step 4

In medium bowl, stir together melted butter and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over pasta.

Step 5

Bake 18-22 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons chives.

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1 package (16 ounces) elbow pasta

1 bottle (12 ounces) lager-style beer

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted




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Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe was a breeze to throw together and was a huge hit with both my husband and my son this "Father's Day." How could it not be, it includes two of their favorite ingredients, bacon and beer! I used Sam Adam's Boston Lager as my choice for the lager beer.
Date published: 2015-06-24
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