Beer and Bacon Mac & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 501.8
  • Total Fat: 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.9 mg
  • Sodium: 339.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 25.4 g

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Introduction

Indulgence! Indulgence!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    7 cups Skim Milk
    10 slices of Low Sodium Bacon, diced
    1 TBSP Butter, unsalted,
    1 medium Onions, chopped
    1/3 cup White Flour
    1/2 can brown ale
    1/8 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp smoked paprika
    400 g Cheddar Cheese (or mixed cheeses)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 1/2 lbs elbow noodles

Tips

Cheese is salty - don't add to much salt!


Directions

Heat milk on low heat. Preheat oven to 375

In an oven proof dutch oven, fry the bacon, rendering the fat until crispy. Remove from pan, and drain but reserve the fat in the pan. Fry the onions until golden. Add the butter, and melt. Add the flour, whisking into the fat, making a roux. Add the beer, whisking all the time, then start adding the warm milk. whisking until smooth after each addition. Continue whisking while it comes nearly to a boil and is thickened Meanwhile cook Pasta according to the directions.

Once sauce is thickened, remove from heat. Add in the nutmeg and the paprika, adjusting to taste. Then add all but 1 cup of the cheese, whisking until melted and smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

With the remaining cup of cheese, sprinkle it on top of the mac and cheese, and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes until browned and bubbly.

Serving Size: makes 10 2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OFFTHEHOOK.

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