baked macaroni & cheese with caramelized onions

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By star pooley
from Bullhead City, AZ

This recipe comes from a 2006 edition of Southern Living. It is wonderful! I used sharp Cheddar cheese as I could not find white Cheddar.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 40 Min

Ingredients For baked macaroni & cheese with caramelized onions

  • 1
    (8 ounce) package large elbow macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 lg
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1
    (16 ounce) package white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 32
    ritz crackers, finely crushed and divided
  • 6 lg
    eggs
  • 4 c
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • cooked crumbled bacon (optional: sprinkle on top when serving)

How To Make baked macaroni & cheese with caramelized onions

  • 1
    Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and 1 teaspoons sugar. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are caramel-colored.
  • 3
    Layer half each of macaroni, onions, cheeses, and cracker crumbs in a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Layer with remaining macaroni, onions, and cheeses.
  • 4
    Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over macaroni mixture.
  • 5
    Stir together remaining cracker crumbs, melted butter, and, if desired, pecans. Sprinkle evenly over macaroni mixture.
  • 6
    Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown and set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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