Leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day? Make delicious Corned Beef Macaroni and Cheese, a comforting casserole that’s so simple to make.
Corned Beef Macaroni and Cheese
Here we are rocketing towards the end of March, and I cannot wait to spring to finally make her grand appearance. We’ve gotten through winter and just recently celebrated St. Patrick’s Day which to me usually mentally means there are only a couple more weeks of chilly weather…hopefully!
I’m of partial Irish descent, I try to make a corned beef dinner at least on St. Patrick’s Day so my kids get a sense of traditional Irish fare. Personally, both my husband and I love it so I do prepare from time to time throughout the year also. What corned beef usually means is leftovers, right?
I love using corned beef it in a variety of leftovers including Corned Beef Macaroni and Cheese! You’ve seen me post a couple of variations on a Reuben in the past if you don’t recall them I’ve linked them below. Try them they are both delish!
What is corned beef?
Beef brisket cured in brine and boiled served hot typically with cabbage, or cold, sliced for sandwiches.
Is corned beef hard to prepare?
No, not at all. A key tip is: low and slow. I love making my corned beef in the slow cooker.
Other great ways to use leftover corned beef:
Adding corned beef into a creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is simple and delicious comfort food. Give it a try next time you have corned beef leftovers, it is a wonderful way to keep enjoying this amazing meat.
Have you tried these easy recipes?
Macaroni and Cheese
- 16 oz. dry macaroni noodles
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded
- 2 cups diced corned beef
- 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Spray 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In large pot boil water & cook pasta according to package directions.
- In large saucepan melt 2 Tablespoons butter, whisk in flour and slowly add milk. Cook until slightly thickened, stir in salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Add 3 cups of shredded cheese, stir until melted. Remove from heat.
- When pasta is cooked and drained, stir together with cheese mixture, and diced corned beef.
- In bowl combine chopped parsley, olive oil and Panko bread crumbs.
- Spoon macaroni mixture into greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle top with Panko mixture.
- Bake approximately 25 minutes until top is golden brown.
Find this recipe and more at the Weekend Potluck!