Spicy Mac and Cheese with Red Chile Butter Milk Ranch Sauce and beer

Beer Mac and Cheese with Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch Sauce

Mac and Cheese gets a make over with Mexican Beer and a Spicy Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Crisp and complex in flavor, you won't believe your tastebuds.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy mac and cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cooking On The Ranch


  • 1 16 ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup Modelo Especial beer
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup reserved water from the cooked pasta
  • 3/4 cup Red Chile Buttermilk Dressing.
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. In the same pan, melt the butter and cook until bubbly. Add the flour and start stirring to form paste. Alternate adding the milk, beer, and pasta water. When smooth and creamy stir in the shredded cheeses and Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Add the pasta and stir until blended.

Recipe Notes

Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Link: