- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 6 bacon strips, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
- 2/3 cup brown ale or chicken broth
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Additional green onions
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the same pan, add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in milk and beer. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes.Stir in cheeses until blended. Add macaroni, green onions, salt, pepper and half the bacon; stir to combine. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and additional green onions. Serve immediately.
1-1/4 cups: 398 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.
- Feb 24, 2021
Creamy, cheesy, bacony, goodness! Hubby and I both loved it, and we consider ourselves connoisseurs. Definitely going into our Mac and Cheese rotation!
- Feb 22, 2021
This recipe was rich and creamy. The beer really does add a depth of flavor that you don't get from other mac and cheese recipes. Everyone loved it - and the leftovers disappeared quickly the next day.
- Feb 2, 2021
This easy variety of everyone's favorite mac & cheese takes on a whole new flavor experience, and it's easy to prepare, and nicely reheats. It's become one of our favorites when we need a quick and delicious meal.
- Jan 30, 2021
This is a keeper. Just the right amount of everything. Comfort food at it's best.
- Jan 30, 2021
very nice, I put in 1 1/2 cloves of garlic and next time l would put in 1. The sauce was wondeful, creamy and smooth. I stirred all the bacon in. I made it about an hour ahead, left it on the counter so it took about 30 minutes to heat. I'll make this again. Janet. VFE