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Beer Cheese Mac and Cheese

Beer Cheese Mac and Cheese

The must-make game day meal! This macaroni and cheese is flavored with brown ale and topped with crushed mustard pretzels. It's comfort food in a crock.

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20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time


4 cups uncooked dried radiatori pasta

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 cup brown ale

10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, chopped

5 (3/4-ounce) slices smoked Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, chopped


1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

1 cup mustard pretzel nuggets, coarsely crushed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add flour, whisking constantly, until light golden in color. Slowly add half & half, whisking constantly. Slowly add beer; continue whisking until mixed. Add Deli American, Provolone and dry mustard. Stir until cheeses are melted. Add cooked pasta; stir to combine. 

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon about 1 cup macaroni and cheese into each individual crock. Top each crock with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and crushed pretzel nuggets. Place crocks onto baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and Parmesan is light golden brown. 

Nutrition (1 serving)

570 Calories
29 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
950 Sodium (mg)
51 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
21 Protein (g)
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