Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Spice up your classic macaroni and cheese by adding caramelized onions with this easy, no-fuss recipe.

Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions
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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°F
Stand:
10 mins
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Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Ingredients
4
strips bacon
1
large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 1/2
cups regular or multigrain dried elbow macaroni (6 ounces)
2
4
ounces processed gruyere cheese, shredded, or blue cheese, crumbled
1
cup half-and-half or light cream
1/8
teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, turning once. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Cook onion in reserved bacon drippings for 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and golden brown. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the crumbled bacon, onions, 1-1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the gruyere cheese, half-and half, and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Spoon into a 1-1/2-quart casserole.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F ovenfor 20 minutes. Stir gently. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes more or until top of casserole is brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions)
    Per serving:
  • 632 kcal cal.,
  • 39 g fat
  • (21 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 13 g monounsatured fat),
  • 110 mg chol.,
  • 617 mg sodium,
  • 37 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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