Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Macaroni & Beer Cheese Appetizers

Here’s an awesome game day snack!

Macaroni & Beer Cheese Appetizers


4 tbsp. butter
3/4 cup bread crumbs
8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup lager beer
1 cup shredded American cheese
2 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


-Preheat oven to 375°F.

-Place foil baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.

-In microwavable bowl, microwave 1 tbsp of the butter uncovered on high 15 to 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs; set aside.

-Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.

-Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tbsp butter in 4-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring with whisk. While continuing to stir, add milk and beer. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses, salt, and pepper. Add cooked macaroni; stir well.

-Spoon about 1/4 cup macaroni into each cup. Top each with scant 1 tbsp bread crumb mixture.

-Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

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