On Wisconsin! Casserole

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“My DH wanted brats but didn't want them in buns, or even done hash style with potatoes like we frequently do. He asked can you pu them in a casserole with maybe a little cheese & onion. This is what came out if that. You get nice beer-cheese sauce on brats, onions, & pasta to hold it all together. All the best of Wisconsin: beer- cheese - brats”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Cook pasta until l dente, drain.
  2. While boiling water & cooking pasta, melt 1T butter & 1T olive oil together over medium high heat. Add onions & a pinch of salt. Caramelize until very golden & soft. Add to large bowl.
  3. Slice brats while onions carmelize, add to large bowl.
  4. In same pan as onions, melt 3T butter, add flour to make a roux, cook 1 minutes. Gently stir in 2 cups of beer, continue stirring until roux dissolves, bring to a simmer & cook 1-2 minutes until thickened & flour taste cooks out. Recede heat, gradually add cheeses stirring until melted & smooth. Add mustard & pepper to taste. Stir in extra beer as needed to thin sauce, should be a medium consistency, thin enough to pour smoothly, not thick & gloppy.
  5. Stir drained pasta in with brats & onions, add most of sauce & toss to coat. Pour into a casserole dish, top with remaining sauce. Can be refrigerated @ this point to bake off later.
  6. If refrigerated, warm on counter for an hour before baking.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375* F oven, covered 20 minutes, uncover, top with French fried onions & bake another 10-15 minutes until golden & bubbly.

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