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Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Stand 10 mins
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  cups  shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
  • 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 632,
  • Fat, total (g) 39,
  • chol. (mg) 110,
  • sat. fat (g) 21,
  • carb. (g) 37,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 13,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 617,
  • Potassium (mg) 241,
  • calcium (mg) 656,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 2,
  • High-Fat Meat () 2,
  • Fat () 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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