Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Recipe | Yummly

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

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  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2/3 cup Guinness Beer (or other stout)
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (cut into pieces)
  • 3 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (grated Irish, divided, I used Kerrygold aged cheddar)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (finely)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt (/pepper to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (minced)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium36% DV860mg
    Fat55% DV36g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs22% DV66g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories720Calories from Fat320
    Total Fat36g55%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat320
    Total Carbohydrate66g22%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Alanah Patterson 3 months ago
    The beer taste is strong, just a heads up. We doubled the cheese too but we could’ve added more. That’s just our personal preference though, it was very good.
    Britta B. 4 months ago
    Delicious! Next time, I’m adding chicken and bacon!
    Alex a year ago
    So good! Definitely our new go to mac'n'cheese!
    Michael Crews a year ago
    I probably messed up somewhere along the way, but the end result tasted very strongly of Guinness, I only had “extra stout” which I wouldn’t recommend using. If you do, I would double the cheese, or else it’s Guinness Mac with a hint of cheese.
    Audrey Toole 2 years ago
    phenomenal! I used white and yellow cheddar and smoked gruyere cheeses though. best mac I've ever had!
    Kenneth Galan 2 years ago
    delicious! i added a little onion with the butter and flour.
    Sheree Senti 2 years ago
    Just came out amazing the dark stout that I used you could taste and I also used a combination of Swiss monster and Gouda cheese everyone loved it and it would have tasted great with either chicken or shrimp
    Janet Keeten 2 years ago
    Amazing taste! Creamy. Just needs some crab meat, lobster, or shrimp.
    Carolyn B. 3 years ago
    Fabulous! I added ham and onions
    Susan Carvel 3 years ago
    very tasty version of Mac & cheese. We prefer baked mac & cheese, so I finished by baking it for 30 min in 350 oven.
    Mike Kennedy 3 years ago
    Amazing dish. Easy to make and tasty. Everyone ate every bite.