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corned beef mac & cheese

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Christine Schnepp
Sarasota, FL

I use the leftover corned beef after St. Paddy's Day to make this yummy dish. Very simple and your family will love it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The more cheese in macaroni and cheese the better ... and this recipe is super cheesy. The mix of cheddar and Monterey jack is perfect. Cream of mushroom soup gives the cheese sauce a lovely velvety texture. Corned beef adds a salty flavor and a great way to use leftover corned beef.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For corned beef mac & cheese

  • 4 c
  • 2 c
    shredded corned beef
  • 1/2 c
    onion; diced
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese; shredded; reserving 1/4 cup
  • 1 c
    Monterey jack cheese; shredded; reserving 1/4 cup
  • 8 oz
    Velveeta cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    reserved shredded cheddar & Monterey jack

How To Make corned beef mac & cheese

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a casserole dish.
  • 2
    Cook macaroni according to package instructions drain and return to pot.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, mix the shredded cheeses.
  • 4
    Over medium-high heat, melt 4 tbsp butter in a large saucepan; add corned beef and onion and sauté until beginning to brown.
  • 5
    Reduce heat to medium. Add flour to pan and whisk until well blended and the flour is absorbed. Cook 2-minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  • 6
    Add the milk and cream slowly, whisking constantly until mixture thickens. Stir in cream of mushroom.
  • 7
    Add cheeses to cream sauce one handful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of cheese to completely melt before adding the next. If you need to add more milk at this point you can.
  • 8
    Combine sauce with the macaroni and mix well.
  • 9
    Pour into the buttered casserole. Top with reserved cheese. Sprinkle Panko crumbs evenly over top.
  • 10
    Bake until bubbly and browned approximately 30-40 minutes.