Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

Cheryl Green

By
@SpicyMelon

Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
Daddy found this recipe in a magazine. Isn't he cute in Michele's apron? The caramelized onions add such a nice flavor to this Mac and Cheese!
Mac and Cheese...that reminds me of Mackenzie and Amy! (Their nicknames - because they were best friends and always together, like mac and cheese.)


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 medium
sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 pinch
sugar
1/2 lb
dried elbow macaroni
1/4 c
unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 c
2% milk
1/2 c
half and half cream
2 tsp
dijon mustard
pepper to taste
4 1/2 c
shredded old cheddar, 1/2 cup reserved
1/4 c
panko bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large cast iron pan (or ovenproof nonstick pan), heat 1 Tbsp butter, add sliced onion and sugar. Cook until onions are caramelized, about 5 minutes. Spread onions evely around bottom of pan, set aside.
2
In another pan, boil pasta in water about 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain pasta and put back into still warm pot. Stir in melted 1/4 cup butter to cover all noodles. Add milk, cream, mustard, pepper and 4 cups cheese, and stir well. Pour into cast iron skillet over sauteed onions.
3
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degree F, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese and then panko. Broil until top is lightly browned, about 1 minute.
4
Note: I would suggest covering the pan for the first half of baking and then remove cover. Part of the pasta was crunchy, from baking uncovered.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American