French onion macaroni and cheese

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Serves

4

French onion macaroni and cheese

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

We didn't know we could love macaroni and cheese any more than we already do. Then we tasted this recipe.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 medium onions , thinly sliced, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves , divided
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups grated gruyere cheese , divided
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  • POSITION oven rack in top third of oven. Preheat broiler.
  • MELT butter in a medium (10-in.) oven-safe frying pan over medium-high. Add onion and 1 tbsp thyme. Stir occasionally, until onions are golden brown, 8 to 10 min. Pour in broth, water and sherry. Stir in pasta. Boil, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 10 to 12 min. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup gruyère, mascarpone and Dijon until combined. Stir remaining 1 cup gruyère with panko and sprinkle over pasta.
  • BROIL in top third of oven until cheese melts, 1 to 2 min. Sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp thyme over pasta.

Chatelaine Quickies: French onion macaroni and cheese

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 728,
  • Protein
  • 33 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63 g,
  • Fat
  • 38 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 658 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin B12
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