Venango County Recipe of the Day: Macaroni and Beer Cheese Appetizers

| December 30, 2019

Here’s an awesome snack for your New Year’s Eve party!

Macaroni and Beer Cheese Appetizers

Ingredients

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

Directions

~Preheat oven to 375°F. Place foil baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.

~In microwavable bowl, microwave one 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 one minute, stirring with whisk. While continuing to stir, add milk and beer. Cook and stir one to two 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 one tbsp. bread crumb mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool five minutes; remove from pan.


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