I don’t really like macaroni and cheese – what? yes I know – BUT I did enjoy this very much. It’s cheesy and so flavorful. I had seen this a couple times on Pinterest but I always scrolled by because I didn’t think it would be good and boy was I wrong! I made sure I bought a tasty beer, I got an organic beer, and 2 delicious cheeses.
Bacon and Beer Mac ‘N Cheese
2 packets of bacon strips (±350g)
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1 spring fresh thyme
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 cups milk (500 ml)
3/4 cup stout beer (175 ml)
1 cup gouda cheese (100g)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (100g)
8 oz macaroni pasta (±220g)
Extra cheese for on top
- Preheat the oven to 175C or 350F and bring large pot of water to a boil.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with the flour. Whisking until bubbly, cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and cook another minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and beer, stirring constantly let it cook for a couple minutes. Reduce the heat and add both the cheeses, mustard powder and seasoning. Stir in the bacon.
- Cook the macaroni, once cooked add it to the cheese sauce. Transfer it all to a baking dish, add the extra cheese on top and let it bake in the oven for 20 minutes until bubble. Enjoy!
I hope you liked this recipe and if you make it be sure to send me picture because I love pictures of food if that wasn’t obvious already.