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beer mac and cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

If there are any leftovers - this recipe makes terrific fried mac n cheese snacks.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beer mac and cheese

  • 2 c
    macaroni, elbow
  • 4
    slices bacon
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1
  • 2/3 c
    pale beer
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • pinch cayene
  • salt to taste

How To Make beer mac and cheese

  • 1
    Sautee bacon until crisp. While waiting for a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • 2
    Once water is boiling, add the noodles and cook until just before done about 6 to 8 minutes. Don't over-cook the noodles or this will end up mushy. Drain pasta and pour back into large pot.
  • 3
    In a separate sauce pan, add the beer, egg and sour cream, beat until well combined. Heat on medium heat - add butter. Stir until the butter has melted. About 1/4 a cup at a time, add the cheese. Stir until cheese has melted before adding more. Add the spices and chopped bacon, stir. Pour over pasta and stir to combine.
  • 4
    NOTE - I usually start step 3 after bacon is finished and still waiting for water to boil.