Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese by Family Spice.com

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, since St. Patrick’s Day falls way too close to Norouz and the two meals don’t match up at all.

I have already shared the only way that I prepare a corned beef brisket – bake it, don’t boil it.

The real question is what do you do with the imminent leftover corned beef?

The hubby loves his corned beef hash and eggs, but this year I used the leftovers to make my oldest son, the Absent-Minded Professor happy. (Yes, the absent-minded part has been officially added to his title). He happily took his corned beef mac and cheese to school in his thermos and shared with me that all of his friends were terribly jealous about his scrumptious luch.

Scrumptious, that’s my word not his.

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese by Family Spice.com

KerryGold was kind enough to give me a kickstart to the St. Patrick’s Day celebration by providing their amazing butter and incredibly stout cheese to make this corned beef mac and cheese truly Irish. I used their Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey for this particular recipe. It has tremendous character and a very strong flavor. My nearly 12-year old was not put off by it all. His taste buds certainly are evolving! You can find my recipe for leftover corned beef mac and cheese here.

What is your favorite way to use up leftover corned beef?

Disclaimer: KerryGold USA provided me free products to sample. I was not paid to write this post. The opinions expressed in this post are mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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14 Responses to Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! I would love to do this except I hardly ever have leftover corned beef…Guess I’ll have to buy a bigger piece : )
    But really – we usually make reuben sandwiches (corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, all grilled together). This year we’ll have to add mac and cheese to our repertoire!

  2. Kierstin at #

    This looks so yummy! I’ll have to try it sometime!

  3. What a great way to repurpose your leftovers, that stout cheese sounds incredible!

  4. I love mac ‘n cheese, but have never added corned beef to it. Wonderful idea! Thanks so much.

  5. hearty meal looks wonderful

  6. Comfort food with a capital C. (I had to look up Norouz, I’d never heard of it before)

    What happens on Persian New Year?

  7. I love the creativity and comfort this dish envelopes. Such a hearty and robust home cooked meal. Wonderful idea!

  8. I haven’t had corned beef for long long time and almost forgot how it tastes like. This definitely doesn’t look like you used leftover to make it. A delicious bowl of mac and cheese!

  9. mjskit at #

    What a creative use for leftover corned beef! I could eat a couple of bowls of this!


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