We really liked this. I nearly browned the onion because I was busy doing other stuff. I loved the way the onion flavor went throughout. I subbed in some velveeta cause I didn't have Cheeze Whiz. I also added some mild garlic with the onion, it ended up with a much more sophisticated flavor.
Mac and Cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods. If I ever had to choose a last meal, mac and cheese would definitely be on the menu. That said, the onion, paprika and cayenne made this a more savory mac and cheese. Not quite as cheesey tasting, but very creamy and good if you are in the mood for a savory dish. Very easy to make and is great for a week night meal. Leftovers were just as good after reheating in the microwave. Made for Fall PAC 2012.
I love Macaroni and Cheese so had to try this one with the onions and different cheeses. I made 1/2 of the recipe and also omitted the cayenne pepper, but think I would add a shake next time. Using the mozzarella and the Cheese Whiz made for a nice and creamy version. But after tasting it, while still on the stove, it wasn't a strong enough flavor, so I added more of the cheddar cheese and made it suit my tastes. I then sprinkled the top with the paprika and loved that added smokey flavor and the addition of the onions. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR Tag Game.