Macaroni and Fontina Cheese

"My husband loves Mac 'n Cheese, I don't. I found this recipe on the back of a box of elbows and adapted it to suit us both."
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1 Casserole Mac 'n Cheese




  • Butter 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Cook macaroni, drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
  • Add macaroni to casserole dish.
  • Sauté onions in butter, over medium heat, until translucent and tender.
  • Stir in flour and salt, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly add milk stirring constantly to blend.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add Fontina cheese, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Mix together gently, and pour into casserole dish, and mix with macaroni.
  • Top with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350° F 30-35 minutes, or until heated through and golden on the top.

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  1. angiebroyles
    great flavor! check out the frontier woman mac and cheese for general tips on making mac and cheese (like making sure the noodles are al dente!). Keep in mind that the onions will not lend a smooth cheese sauce. I may use onion powder next time
  2. gailanng
    I ate so dang much of this mac n cheese, I swear after my death I'm sure to return to earth as a carbohydrate.
  3. LARavenscroft
    Had some Fontina cheese in the fridge that needed to be used so I went looking for a recipe and this is what I found. Very tasty mac & cheese. Made half of the recipe and DH said I should have made the entire recipe so he would have leftovers for lunch - guess I'll have to make it again! Thanks for posting this. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
  4. Nancy H.
    Excellent, easy and a nice change from the Muellers recipe I usually use. Leftovers freeze well - can you believe we had leftovers? I made this exactly per recipe but next time I might add diced cooked ham.
  5. Jenna L.
    So simple yet so AMAZING! One thing I found out about Mac and cheese is simple is the key. I added a tbs of Heavy whipping cream and a hand full of fresh chives and it turned out so amazing! Wished I could afford the calories that comes with this though! It's definitely better than the original yellow Mac and cheese (gross) . Soft and simple


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