Guinness mac and cheese

Heather Disarro

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Mac and cheese is all grown up and ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Guinness mac and cheese uses Guinness beer for deep flavor and three different cheeses to really up the ante.

Guinness macaroni and cheese

Guinness macaroni and cheese

Serves 8


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup Guinness beer
  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions to al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Whisk in the flour and, whisking constantly, allow to cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the Guinness beer and whisk vigorously. The beer will make the flour mixture thicken immediately.
  5. Pour in the milk and stir until there are no lumps and the mixture starts to thicken. Season with salt, pepper and dry mustard.
  6. Let the milk mixture cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until the cheese is melted completely.
  8. Stir in the cooked pasta.
  9. If desired, pour pasta and sauce into a baking dish or ramekins and place under a broiler to create a cheesy crust on top of the pasta.
  10. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.