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Beer Mac and Cheese

Beer Mac Cheese Recipe - OBee Credit Union in Olympia Wa
Photo credit: Delish


  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for pan
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni, prepared according to box
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter a 9”x13” baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly add beer and milk to flour mixture, stirring constantly. Continue whisking over medium heat until mixture has thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until fully melted. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper and fold in prepared macaroni noodles and crumbled bacon. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Panko with oil and chives. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over mac & cheese. Bake until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with chives before serving.

Thanks to our friends at Delish for this inspired dish. 

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