Mac & Cheese Topped with Crispy Fried Onions
SERVES: 8 - 10 people
PREP TIME: 45 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 lb dried elbow pasta
  • 2 cups Golden Farms® Crispy Fried Onions
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 4 cups grated medium sharp cheddar cheese – divided
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese – divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 3 qt baking dish (9×13″).  Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil to cook dried pasta.
  • Grate cheeses and toss together to mix, then divide into three piles.  Approx. 3 cups for the sauce, 1 1/2 cups for the inner layer, and 1 1/2 cups for the topping.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. Cook for approx. 1 min. And whisking often.  Slowly pour in about 2 1/2 cups or so of the milk/half and half, while whisking constantly, until smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in spices and 1 1/2 cups of the cheeses, stirring to melt and combine. Stir in another 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine drained pasta with cheese sauce, stirring to combine fully.  Pour half of the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish.  Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated cheeses, then top that with the remaining pasta mixture and top with Golden Farms® Crispy Fried Onions.
  • Sprinkle the top with the last 1 1/2 cups of cheese and bake for 15 min. until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden brown.
  • While waiting for the baked mac & cheese to bake, prepare fried bacon either on the stove-top, in the microwave or in the oven.
  • Serving mac & cheese while it is hot with crispy bacon strips on the side.
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© 2020, Golden Farms

Corporate Office: 512.956.7705

Retail Sales: 817.491.9949

Foodservice Sales: 512.956.7716

 

20308 Highway 71 West, Suite 1

Spicewood, TX 78669