Beer Mac N Cheese

8 oz chicken, cooked and diced
2 ½ cups (9oz) uncooked elbow noodles
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 oz 2% milk
8 oz Miller 64 beer
8 oz RF cheddar cheese, shredded
5 oz parmesan cheese, shaved
3 oz RF jalapeño cheddar cheese, shredded
Pinch paprika
Pinch pepper
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. Cook elbow noodles to al dente
3. Heat a sauce pan over med-high heat & melt the butter, whisk in flour then cook until bubbly and golden brown, approx. 2 minutes
4. Add milk & beer to the sauce pan, then the cheeses, continue stirring until cheese is melted
5. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 6 minutes, or until the mixture is a little bit thicker
6. Stir pepper and paprika into melted cheese
7. Combine chicken & cooked elbows into a 8X8 casserole dish, pour cheese over the top and stir to combine
8. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over top, then bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown
 
3008 calories total, 6 servings= 502 calories each
 
posted 12/2/13 in New 2 Me Cooking Challenge November

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