French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

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Samantha Jacobs

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@Sammyj2489

Sometimes you just need something super decadent =) Yummm!

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This is not the mac and cheese you grew up eating... it's super rich and decadent. The creamy cheese sauce is a nice mixture of the mild Fontina with the zesty Asiago. Caramelized onions add a wonderful flavor and texture. Topping this, though, with croutons and Gruyere brings this mac and cheese to a whole new level. This is not a recipe you'd make every day, but great for special occasions. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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6 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
olive oil
3
large yellow onions, sliced
1 lb
cavatappi pasta
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 1/2 c
2% milk
2 c
Fontina cheese, shredded
2 c
Asiago cheese, shredded
8 oz
mascarpone cheese
1 tsp
salt
2 c
croutons
3 c
Gruyere cheese, shredded

How to Make French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil over medium low heat in a large non-stick skillet. Add onions, cover, and cook 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • 2Remove lid and cook an additional 10 minutes or until caramelized.
  • 3Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and place back in a large pot with the caramelized onions.
  • 4Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and cook one more minute or until mixture starts to brown.
  • 5Whisk in milk and bring to a boil.
  • 6Reduce heat to low and mix in Fontina, Asiago, and mascarpone cheeses, plus the salt.
  • 7Heat 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth, whisking occasionally.
  • 8Mix cheese sauce with cooked pasta and caramelized onions in the large pot.
  • 9Pour pasta into 8 oven-safe dishes, preferably French onion soup bowls. Place dishes on a large cookie sheet.
  • 10Heat oven broiler. Top bowls filled with mac & cheese evenly with croutons and shredded Gruyere cheese.
  • 11Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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About French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tag: For Kids




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