White Cheddar Beer Mac & Cheese

White Cheddar Beer Mac & Cheese

Everyone needs a homemade Mac and cheese recipe that will blow people's minds! This White Cheddar Beer Mac & Cheese lives up to that tall order with your favorite beer + white cheddar!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword white cheddar beer mac and cheese
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 744 kcal
Author Garnished Plate


  • 12 oz elbow pasta noodles
  • 16 oz sharp white cheddar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of chipotle chili powder
  • 3 oz kettle cooked potato chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook pasta noodles according to package directions, cooking to al dente or slightly less then drain well
  3. Shred cheese
  4. Melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat
  5. Whisk in flour and continue whisking while cooking for 1-2 minutes
  6. Slowly and carefully stir in beer while continuing to whisk
  7. Bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes
  8. Slowly whisk in milk and then bring to a simmer until sauce has thickened enough to coat a spoon, about 5 minutes
  9. Stir in 12 oz of the shredded cheese until melted and smooth, remove from heat
  10. Add salt and a pinch of chipotle chili powder to taste
  11. Stir together cooked noodles and cheese and place in a 2-3 quart casserole dish
  12. Layer remaining cheese on top then crush chips and add to top
  13. Bake for about 30 minutes until chips are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly
Nutrition Facts
White Cheddar Beer Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 744 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 644mg 27%
Potassium 551mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 22.4%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 65.5%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.