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Beer Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

Beer Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

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How To Make Beer Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup beer (such as lager or ale)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbly.

  3. Gradually whisk in the milk and beer, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.

  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the cheddar and Gruyere cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in the Dijon mustard and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well coated.

  6. Transfer the mac ‘n’ cheese to a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly and golden on top.

  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.


  • Calories : 543kcal
  • Total Fat : 30g
  • Saturated Fat : 18g
  • Cholesterol : 87mg
  • Sodium : 589mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 40g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 5g
  • Protein : 22g
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