Irish Mac & Cheese

Irish Mac & Cheese Recipe

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April Billedeau


My friend gave me this recipe, and I made it for my husband, who absolutely fell in love with it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

50 Min


  • 3 tsp
    butter, cold
  • 2 tsp
    shallots, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    guinness stout
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    swiss cheese, kerry gold, grated
  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, kerry gold vintage, grated
  • 1/2 c
    dubliner cheese, kerry gold, grated
  • 3 1/2 c
    elbow pasta, cooked & cooled
  • 3/4 c
    plain bread crumbs

How to Make Irish Mac & Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Cook pasta according to its directions. Cool pasta and set aside for later.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tsp. butter. Add the shallots and cook until soft, but not browned, about three minutes.
  4. Add Guinness and cook until reduced by half, about five minutes. Then add the cream and cook until reduced by half, about five minutes more. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  5. Seperately, melt remaining 2 tsp. of butter.
  6. In a bowl, combine cooked pasta, cheese and cream mixture.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and top with bread crumbs and spoon melted butter over the top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until bread crumbs are lightly browned and sauce is bubbling.

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About Irish Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Irish
Hashtags: #Irish, #mac cheese

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