ONE POT BEER BACON MAC ‘n CHEESE

ONE POT BEER BACON MAC ‘n CHEESE

That’s right, I said ‘beer‘…

…and bacon

and Mac ‘n Cheese

all in one pot.

ONE POT BEER BACON MAC ‘n CHEESE

inspired by The Beeroness

2 cups pasta (I used fusilli)

2 strips bacon, chopped

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 egg, beaten with a fork

2/3 cups beer (I used Captain’s last Heineken – please don’t tell him)

1-1/2 cup freshly grated aged cheddar

2 tbsp butter

.1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

sea salt to taste

Cook pasta, drain and set aside.

In same pot cook bacon until crispy.

Remove and set aside, draining grease from pot.

In same pot, return pasta, add beer, yogurt, egg, butter and seasoning.

Stir to combine well over low/medium heat.

Add cheese but the 1/4 cup and stir until melted and well incorporated.

Stir in bacon.

There you go!

…a new kind of comfort food all in one pan.

Addendum

This was supposed to have been enough for 4 servings

but someone ate a lot (actually both of us it was SO good!)

So I made it again with Captain’s last Red Stripe beer

and some leftover chicken instead of bacon from

Chicken in Milk so you can skip the bacon step and stir in the chicken at the end.

I had about 1-1/2 cups of meat.

 

 

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