Beer Mac & Cheese

Pasta, cheese and beer in the same dish! What’s not to love?!


  • 50g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g spinach
  • 500ml milk
  • 250ml pale ale
  • 220g macaroni
  • 100g cheddar, grated
  • 200g mozzarella, grated


  1. Heat the grill to it’s highest setting. In a cast iron dish or frying pan, melt the butter and fry the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts, this will take around 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in the milk and beer, and bring to a gentle bubble. Add the macaroni and stir occasionally for around 20 minutes until the pasta is cooked and covered in sauce.
  3. Stir in the cheddar and half the mozzarella. When the cheese has started to melt, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top and place under the grill for around 10 minutes, until browned on top.

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