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  • 19 Ratings

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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Marty Baldwin

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
1 hr 5 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, turning once. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.

  • Cook onion in reserved bacon drippings for 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and golden brown. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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

632 calories; fat 39g; cholesterol 110mg; saturated fat 21g; carbohydrates 37g; mono fat 13g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 3g; protein 33g; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 104.8mcg; vitamin b12 2.1mcg; sodium 617mg; potassium 241mg; calcium 656.3mg; iron 2mg.