We didn't know we could love macaroni and cheese any more than we already do. Then we tasted this recipe.
, thinly sliced, about 3 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
panko bread crumbs
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.
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