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Four Cheese Beer Mac ‘n Cheese

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces brie rind removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 ounces smoked gouda shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces parmesan shredded, plus another 2 - 4 ounces shredded for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/2 pound corkscrew pasta

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente
  3. In a large Dutch oven melt the butter over medium-high heat
  4. Add flour and whisk until smooth and starts to turn light brown in color, 1 - 2 minutes
  5. Slowly whisk in milk
  6. Slowly whisk in beer
  7. Cook over medium high heat another couple of minutes until mixture is smooth and thickens
  8. Stir in all the cheese except the reserved parmesan and continue stirring and cooking until all the cheese melts
  9. Add pasta to the cheese mixture and stir until all the pasta is coated completely
  10. Transfer pasta and cheese sauce to a casserole dish coated with cooking spray
  11. Top with reserved parmesan and bake for 25 - 35 minutes until top is golden