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Short Rib Mac & Cheese

braised beef short ribs, pasta, cheese, breadcrumb
4.5 stars
(1813 reviews)
  • No Egg Added
  • No-Antibiotic Poultry
First, we slow-cook short ribs overnight until they are meltingly tender. We then shread the meat and stir into a creamy mac and cheese made with béchamel (that's French for fancy cheese sauce) and a touch of chicken stock. The mac and cheese is mixed with nutty Gruyère cheese and a bit of Parmesan for a touch of saltiness. All this topped with some herbed bread crumbs, and all we can say is Oh my, my, my! Munchery sources poultry raised without antibiotics—it’s better for the birds and it’s better for you. We’re excited to feature poultry from Mary’s Chickens in this dish.
Ingredients
  • Macaroni
  • Beef short ribs
  • Gruyere Cheese
  • Cream
  • Chicken stock (Filtered Water, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Parsley, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Black Peppercorn)
  • Milk (whole)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Unsalted butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Chives
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Canola oil
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 1280
Total Fat 70g
Saturated Fat 34g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 740mg
Total Carbs 104g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Protein 54g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

5 Stars
You could easily use this as a side dish for 4 people.
3 Stars
Hardly any meat , just a few shreds, atop a big pile of tasty Mac and cheese
5 Stars
One of the most delicious meals I've had from Munchery!
5 Stars
Super rich and delicious. Maybe a little less cheese and more salad to balance out the guilt...
3 Stars
Meat needs more flavor.
1 Stars
Gross
3 Stars
Too much like a sauce
5 Stars
Delicious, but very heavy. Needed to hit the gym the next day.
3 Stars
It was fine, but there wasn't really anything stand out about it. A vegetable would have been nice. Perhaps some cauliflower if in season?
5 Stars
Please have it more!!!! I loved it! Amazing! So good!
4 Stars
Would have loved more short rib, and less cheese
5 Stars
This mac & cheese is so flavorful & the short ribs add the finishing touch. Delicious! Thank you!
2 Stars
Kinda bland
5 Stars
Creamy and delicious.
1 Stars
Looks pretty in the picture, but the meat was more gray and submerged. The smell was horrific and we had to take it outside. I'm so sorry to be so negative about your recipe!
5 Stars
Outstanding!!
2 Stars
Pasta was delicious but short ribs were FULL of fat
5 Stars
This is Mac and cheese from heaven !
4 Stars
Fabulous! I will order it again!!
1 Stars
It was really runny and watery. Not the quality that we expected.
4 Stars
Too much cheese. A lot of fat meat.
5 Stars
An instant favorite! A must have! We'll have it again. Recommended.
1 Stars
Didn't get free treat
3 Stars
Too oily/rich
3 Stars
It was really runny/soupy this time.
4 Stars
Delicious and hearty. Just the right amount of creaminess, and short rib was very nice. Definitely need to pair with a salad to not feel so guilty about finishing this on my own. A glass of red wine would be great too.
5 Stars
Yum! Delicious even if really rich. It's a good dish to share if you add a salad or something light and fresh. Flavors were great!
4 Stars
Somehow not as flavorful as the version that comes with salad. The meat just didn't seem to be seasoned in any way.
5 Stars
My teen loved this dish.
5 Stars
Awesome!!!
5 Stars
Pretty good! Had good amount of meat. The crumbs on top Really help the dish. Will buy again.
5 Stars
Yum!!!!!
2 Stars
Meat was slippery
5 Stars
Delicious!
2 Stars
Too much macaroni , too little meat
5 Stars
Teen aged grandson loved this tasty meal. Thumb up.
2 Stars
Too cheesy
5 Stars
The best variation on the mac & cheese theme I've had. Very rich and succulent, and the short ribs cooked to perfection. One of Munchery's best items.
2 Stars
Too much cheese and butter. Where was the ribs? Too little meat
5 Stars
Teen aged grandson absolutely loved this.
5 Stars
So good. Better than expected. One of our new favorite menu items.
3 Stars
The macaroni was cheesy but bland while the addition of the short rib pieces did not add the punch we anticipated. Overall, this dish left us a bit disappointed but knowing how good Munchery usually is, we are going to give this one another try.
1 Stars
We love love Mac and cheese, but the cheese used in this recipie was sadly not good. Tasted like a bad diner
3 Stars
Not bad, but could be better.
2 Stars
Just too beefy for my taste
3 Stars
The short rib was good on its own, but couldn't taste it if eaten with the mac. It is very cheesy, which is a good thing, but it overpowered the short rib.
5 Stars
Delicious! So incredibly creamy and flavorful!
1 Stars
Order never arrived! Someone else is enjoying this dinner.
5 Stars
Excellent flavors, generous portion. Loved the cheese sauce and the beef. Cooked mine in the oven, in a baking dish, and it was superb.
3 Stars
Not enough meat
5 Stars
Probably the very best Munchery dish EVER!!! Enough to share. Rich, creamy, consistently wonderful. There is no reason in the world to ever stop presenting this amazing dish. Yum yum yum.
5 Stars
Nothing better! The short ribs came a bit crispy when cooked on the top of the mac and cheese. Stir up first if you want it more soft. Excellent as a leftover as well.
5 Stars
Continues. To be my favorite dish!
5 Stars
This is by far the best food i've ever had here!!!
5 Stars
This is DELICIOUS !! Five stars is not enough. I have a hard time not ordering it every time its on the menu. Love you munchery ! Your the best thing since sliced bread.
5 Stars
I order this for me and my 7 year old eats most of it, it's that good! Need to order two so I get some next time.
5 Stars
Amazing! Simply delicious.
5 Stars
Suburb combination of meat cheese & noodles.
5 Stars
I served this for company. We took a bite, looked at each other with wide open eyes and exclaimed it to be the best mac-n-cheese we'd had. Warning: it is very, very rich!
4 Stars
Really good
4 Stars
The sparerib meat was tender and perfectly cooked. The macaroni and cheese was well done, and the two paired nicely together.
4 Stars
This was so rich! I honestly couldn't eat it all in one sitting. My husband loved it, and finished mine. So fattening, but will order again sparingly to avoid getting enormously fat.
4 Stars
Yum.
2 Stars
Needs a lot more cheese sauce and flavor
1 Stars
Bland,salt didn't help much.
5 Stars
I'd give 10 stars if I could. This meal was wonderful and a very generous serving. I should have saved some for lunch tomorrow but...I ate it all! Kudos to the chef. This was a very positive experience for my first order from Munchery. Thank you.
5 Stars
Delicious
5 Stars
Omg. That is all.
5 Stars
Looks just like pic
5 Stars
Delicious. Better than the mac n cheese I've had at many restaurants.
3 Stars
Had some fat on the ribs which made it chewy and I wasn't feeling the sauce either. The crumbs gave it a good crunch. Though I wouldn't order it again.
2 Stars
I've wanted to try this for a while and finally got the chance this weekend. It was underwhelming... light on flavor and meat.
5 Stars
My favorite Munchery meal. Meat and cheese. Mmmmmmmmmm
5 Stars
Dangerously delicious. Beef was meltingly tender, pasta texture just right. Dish was seasoned to savory perfection and needed nothing but a fork and a glass of red wine. Could have eaten the whole thing in one sitting, but saved a bit for tomorrow.
5 Stars
Decadent! So yummy!
5 Stars
Love this dish soooo good I won't say how many times I have order them
2 Stars
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5 Stars
My favorite
5 Stars
Rich and flavorful with super tender short ribs.. amazingly good!
4 Stars
Very rich, almost on the verge of tooooo cheesy.
4 Stars
Very good!!
4 Stars
Very good.....but sooooooo rich!
5 Stars
Very flavorful and tender short ribs, and generous portion too. Can feed up to 4 as a side dish.
3 Stars
My son prefers plain Mac and cheese.
5 Stars
Paradise on a plate! A generous portion of tasty happiness! This one moves up to my top 3 list.
4 Stars
So good! Creamy sauce and tender shirt ribs. I'd recommend highly.
5 Stars
So delicious!!
5 Stars
A combination of taste treats that delights the mouth and the stomach
2 Stars
The Mac & cheese was pretty bland and the blending in of the short ribs didn't really work. Wouldn't order again.
2 Stars
Very oily and not very flavorful.
5 Stars
Gourmet mac n' cheese. Generous portion my husband and I split it. Creamy, cheesy, tender rib meat. Would have loved a veggie side dish to complement it - possibly green beans?
4 Stars
Not bad; the short ribs are insanely tender but the mac & cheese could use a bit more seasoning.
1 Stars
didn’t like it at all. cheese had too strong flavor. ribs didn't taste good either.
5 Stars
Perfection--how is it so creamy? Microwaved, it was still awesome. Love the Gruyere cheese flavor. Could not do this well if I tried to make it. Photo does not do this justice.
5 Stars
Comfort food.
5 Stars
Amazing!
4 Stars
Friday night, comfort food!
1 Stars
Meat more gristle than meat & dry. Sauce lacked flavor.
4 Stars
Tasty
5 Stars
So so so so so so good! I honestly think its the best mac and cheese I've had even without the yummy short ribs.
5 Stars
Awesome flavor.
3 Stars
Kind of bland
5 Stars
I enjoyed every luscious calorie.
2 Stars
Meat tastes great but very rich for out palette
5 Stars
Amazing! Delicious. Huge portion. Rich flavor that's not heavy - and a perfect, subtle cheesy zest. It tastes good like I expected.
5 Stars
It's really cheesy....if you dig that, you will love this dish! Very filling and delicious.
5 Stars
Creamy & delicious. The Munchery variety of mac & cheese dishes is amazing!
5 Stars
Addicting. Mac n Cheese with flavor! Order this!
5 Stars
This is a very huge, meaty dish! I had it for dinner with a side of roasted veggies, then had half of it left for lunch the next day.
1 Stars
I didn't care for this item at all. No flavor & just plain bland.
2 Stars
Very bland. Was expecting more out of this dish.
2 Stars
The creamy ingredients were a bit too heavy for my taste.