French Onion Mac and Cheese

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This dish is a mash-up of two decadent treats; mac and cheese and French onion soup. The wine cooks out and adds a depth of flavor unique to French onion soup.

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions (2 cups sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 5 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheese such as Swiss or gouda cheese (or a combo)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Pour in macaroni and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. In a heavy-bottom 3-quart pot, heat butter on medium heat until melted.

3. Dip a wooden skewer or edge of wooden spoon in oil; if oil starts to slowly sizzle and bubble it is ready for frying.

4. Add onions and a pinch of salt to taste.

5. Sauté on medium heat until lightly golden brown, about 20 minutes.

6. Add flour and stir to coat onions.

7. Stir in wine until a thick paste forms.

8. Slowly pour in milk, whisking to incorporate.

9. Mix in the Lipton onion soup mix and salt and pepper to taste.

10. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer.

11. Cook for 10 minutes until sauce has thickened and can coat the back of a spoon.

12. Mix macaroni into onion-milk mixture.

13. Pour into a 9  x 13 baking tray.

14. Top with shredded cheese.

15. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

16. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information for one serving: 489 calories, 18 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 53 mg cholesterol, 744 mg sodium, 196 mg potassium, 64 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 22 g protein. 

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine . Subscribe Now.