Beer Mac & Cheese

  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    30 min
  • Serves
    4-6
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How To

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In boiling slightly salted water, cook pasta 1-2 minutes less than package directions. Rinse in cold water and set aside. It should be al dente because you will be cooking it further in the oven.
  3. Heat milk in a small sauce pan on the stove just until warm, do not boil.
  4. Melt butter in a medium pot over medium-low heat; slowly whisk in flour until smooth.
  5. Cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in warm milk and cook, whisking for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Slowly add beer and cook, whisking again constantly, 2 minutes.
  7. Whisk in salt, black pepper, onion powder, Dijon mustard, and 3 cups of the cheeses, mix until smooth; stir pasta into sauce mixture add the cooked bacon.
  8. Spoon pasta and bacon coated mixture into a lightly greased 8 inch baking dish; top with remaining Provolone cheese.
  9. Bake at 400° uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  10. Let Mac & Cheese sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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