Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots

Mac And Two Cheeses With Caramelized Shallots Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Instead of breadcrumbs, this mac and cheese is topped with rich, pungent caramelized shallots and creamy, crumbled goat cheese.

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15 Min
30 Min


3 Tbsp
butter (plus more for baking dish)
3 c
large shallots, sliced (about 6)
8 oz
small elbow macaroni (2 cups)
1 1/4 c
half and half
2 1/2 tsp
hot sauce (such as cholula)
2 c
extra sharp cheddar cheese, packed, coarsely grated, packed (about 8 oz)
1 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2/3 c
soft fresh goat cheese

How to Make Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots


  • 1Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, until shallots are deep brown, stirring often, about 6 minutes.
  • 2Meanwhile, cook macaroni in large saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally; drain well. Reserve pan. Bring half and half and hot sauce to simmer in same saucepan over medium heat. Toss cheddar cheese and flour in medium bowl to coat; add to half and half mixture. Whisk until sauce is smooth and just returns to simmer, about 2 minutes. Mix in pasta. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3Spread pasta mixture in prepared dish. Top with shallots, then goat cheese. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

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About Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots

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