Beer Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Prep: 5 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Cook: 40 mins
Serves: 4


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


  • Heat the grill to its highest setting.
  • In a flameproof casserole dish or metal frying pan, melt the butter and fry the garlic for 2 mins.
  • Add the spinach and cook until it wilts, about 2 mins.
  • Pour in the milk and beer and bring to a gentle bubble.
  • Add the macaroni and stir intermittently for around 20 mins until the pasta is cooked and covered in sauce.
  • Stir in the cheddar and half the mozzarella. When it starts to melt, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top and put it in the oven for around 7-10 mins or until browned on top and sensational underneath.


Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2016
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