French Onion Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Macaroni and cheese with caramelized onions, all the flavors of French onion soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and cook onions, thyme, and bay leaf in butter for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper, lower heat and cook until onions are browned, about 10 to 15 minutes, transfer to a plate, discard bay leaf.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook until al dente; drain and return to pot.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in flour for about a minute, then whisk in chicken stock and milk and bring to a boil.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, lower heat and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in cheese to melt.
  7. Combine onions and cheese sauce with pasta and toss.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an excellent recipe. All the measurements are just perfect. Instead of chicken stock, I used a French onion broth.

5 5

okay so i was in a rush 2 cook my dad dinner...i had a bag of penne rigate and some mild beef links...i know it sounds crazy but i made this work and it was WOOOOW! i didnt have thyme but substituted with parsley, used canned milk and used only garlic pepper with a tiny pinch of kosher salt...the kicker was slicing the beef links i had into thin slices, seasoning them w/ garlic pepper and putting them in the oven at 300 for about 15 minutes. I added them to the recipe last and WHOA! we literally stuffed ourselves! Thanks for this very simple yet very tasty recipe!!! I will try it the original way next time!

Sounds great however it fails to note the cheese in the ingredients