French Onion Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by threeovens

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

Top Review by yogiclarebear

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

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.

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