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

  • 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

  1. Heat 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.
  2. Remove lid and cook an additional 10 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and place back in a large pot with the caramelized onions.
  4. Melt 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.
  5. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and mix in Fontina, Asiago, and mascarpone cheeses, plus the salt.
  7. Heat 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth, whisking occasionally.
  8. Mix cheese sauce with cooked pasta and caramelized onions in the large pot.
  9. Pour pasta into 8 oven-safe dishes, preferably French onion soup bowls. Place dishes on a large cookie sheet.
  10. Heat oven broiler. Top bowls filled with mac & cheese evenly with croutons and shredded Gruyere cheese.
  11. Broil 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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