Slow Cooker Beer Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is amazing on it’s own, but when you add your favorite beer you end up with a grown-up comfort food you’ll want to make again and again.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 3 hrs

Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins 

Servings: 6


For pasta:

  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup stout beer
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire pub burger seasoning
  • 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 8 oz pasta noodles for later (see note)

For cheese sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup stout beer
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  1. Add all pasta ingredients except for noodles to slow cooker
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until meat is cooked through
  3. Stir in pasta noodles and return slow cooker to high for 15-45 minutes (see note) until liquid is absorbed and noodles are al dente (add more liquid 1/4 cup at a time if needed)
  4. In the meantime, melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat
  5. Whisk in flour until smooth
  6. Slowly whisk in beer (keep whisking so you don’t get lumps) and let simmer for 2-3 minutes
  7. Slowly stir in milk while continuing to whisk and then let simmer while whisking occasionally until thickened (about 4-6 minutes)
  8. Stir in cheese and remove from heat
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired
  10. Stir cheese sauce into finished pasta and serve