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Beer and Brat Mac and Cheese

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Pasta, Sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 5 Bratwurst Links
  • 1 lb shaped pasta
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 4 ½ tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup lite beer
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • cup shredded Monterrey jack
  • ½ cup american cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Grill or pan fry brats until completely cooked. Cover and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.  While pasta cooks, heat oil and butter in a medium pot or a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute till soft.  Stir in flour. Gradually whisk in the milk and allow the sauce to bubble for about 4 minutes stirring often.
  • Remove pasta from heat, drain and set aside.
  • Whisk the beer into the sauce, and allow it to cook for and additional 3-4 minutes stirring often.
  • Fold in the cheese and stir till completely melted.  Gently stir in the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Slice brats and stir into pasta. Serve.