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    Beer, Bacon, and Cheese are pretty much my culinary trifecta! With that said; Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This restaurant quality recipe goes from prep to plate in just 25 minutes and will certainly make the Mac and Cheese Hall of Fame. I dare you to try and eat just one bowl.

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces dry elbow pasta
    • 12 ounces thick cut bacon, uncooked
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground chile de arbol, (can substitute cayenne pepper to taste)
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup beer, (I used Blue Moon)
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 8 ounces shredded mild cheddar cheese
    • Chives, optional garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 983 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 53 g 81.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 146.35%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 187 mg 62.44%
    • Sodium: 2240 mg 93.34%
    • Calcium: 579 mg 57.92%
    • Potassium: 143 mg 4.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.17%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 56 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.97%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 65 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 20.72%
    • Vitamin C 47.73%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat7
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total201 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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