What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Guinness Mac & Cheese

Let me just warn you right off the bat: If you’re craving tofu and veggies right now, this is NOT the place to be looking. But, if you want pure, full-fat, full-carb, cheesy, unadulterated comfort food, then I have the recipe for you: Guinness Mac & Cheese.

WARNING #2: This is much more delicious than it looks in the picture. In the pic, it looks like slop. I guess that’s because in real life it looks like slop. But it doesn’t taste like slop. Pinky swear.

Guinness Mac & Cheese

1 lb. pasta (choose thick pasta like shells or wagon wheels)
1/4 cup, plus two tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tsp Tabasco
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp dry mustard
1 cup Guinness beer
1 cup milk
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Panko
1 handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped.

1. Cook pasta according to directions, strain.
2. In large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter.
3. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
4. Add Tabasco, mustard and Worcestershire. Stir well.
5. Slowly whisk in flour until mixture thickens.
6. Slowly whisk in beer and milk, until you have a thick sauce.
7. Melt in cheese.
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Toss cheese sauce with the pasta. Pour into large baking dish.
10. Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter and mix with Panko and parsley.
11. Sprinkle Panko/parsley mixture on top of pasta.
12. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
13. Enjoy.


  1. Wow, there's a lot of ingredients in there I would have NEVER thought to put in mac & cheese. The latest version I made was from a box, lol.

  2. Question – if I think beer is yucky, would I like this?

  3. I got tingles just reading. Must. Make. NOW.

  4. Mmm, Guinness! We made some killer spinach mac-n-cheese a couple of weeks ago.

    Now we have another recipe!

    – Eric

  5. Oh my. I LOVE food that looks like slop. I'm going to make it this weekend. Question: I'm not big on beer, but have a couple Coronas in the fridge. Would a non-Guinness beer really mess up the recipe, or do I need to buy a 6-pack of Guinness?

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