Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese

This easy Dutch oven mac and cheese is incredibly creamy but also loaded with rich umami flavors for a more adult spin on everyone’s favorite side dish. 


- Butter - Flour - Milk - Umami powder - Espresso powder spice blend - Kosher salt - Black pepper -  Pasta - Cheddar cheese - Gruyere cheese


Preheat the Dutch Oven: Set a large Dutch oven over the grill grate of a fire pit that has even burning embers that have preheated for cooking and allow to pot pre-heat.

Make the Sauce: Melt the butter in the Dutch oven and whisk in the flour; stirring to form a roux.

Slowly, while whisking constantly, pour in the milk. Let the mixture thicken, about 3 to 5 minutes, while whisking over low to medium low heat.

Season with the umami powder, espresso power, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Fold in the pasta and toss to coat.

Fold in the cheese: Start adding in the cheese, a little at a time, alternating with the beer. Allow the cheese to melt and sauce to thicken between each addition.

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