Macaroni and Cheese with Onion Crunchers

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On a cold, dreary day, I really need something warm and delicious for dinner. It always seems like on days like these I go for comfort food that I remember from my childhood. One of my all time favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese. Today I used a recipe that I found in Good Housekeeping’s Comfort Food! Cookbook.

1 package (16 ounces) fusilli (we used penne)
6 cups low fat milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino-romano cheese
3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup panko (Japanese style bread crumbs)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
We sprinkled on Onion Crunchers all over the top!

Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat milk over very low heat.

Whisk in cornstarch, mustard, salt and nutmeg until well blended. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until mixture thickens slightly and boils, 8 to 10 minutes. Cook one minute longer, whisking constantly.

Remove from heat. Stir in Pecorino and then 2 1/2 cups Cheddar until cheese melts.

In large mixing bowl, combine pasta and cheese sauce until well mixed.

Spoon into shallow 3 1/2 quart baking dish. Combine panko and butter and mix well. Stir in remaining cheese until well combined.

Sprinkle over the top of pasta and cheese. Liberally sprinkle on Onion Crunchers across the top for added yumminess.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350F.

This was so amazingly delicious. The Onion Crunchers added a yummy taste to the macaroni and cheese that everyone loved.  I’m thrilled that they are made with 100% real onions and the only ingredients are onion, palm oil, wheat flour and salt. Nothing artificial in there!

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  1. Sheri Carpenter says
    Now that looks good - I am going to have to try this one.
  2. Turning the Clock Back says
    I LOVE mac and cheese and crunchy onion goodness on top sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
  3. LisaWeidknecht says
    Oh my goodness. That looks so good!
  4. Retail Therapy Lounge says
    I did not know you could make mac n cheese yummier!
  5. That looks really good!!! Can you make me some?? If not, I will make Hubby!!! lol
  6. I love mac & cheese - yum! Looks good :)
  7. Kathy Murphy says
    That's a great twist to regular old Mac and Cheese! It looks delish.
  8. Tonia @ says
    Wow! That looks fabulous! We love crunchy onions at our house but I've never tried this brand.
  9. LOVE MELISSA:) says
    This looks delicious!
  10. Jenn/Organic Mama says
    Mmm that looks delicious!
  11. LOVE MELISSA:) says
    I love mac and cheese! This looks phenomenal!
  12. Christy @ Insanity Is Not An Option says
    MMMMM....mac and cheese is one of my favorites. A staple actually! I love your version! Thanks for sharing it!
  13. Amy @ As The Bunny Hops says
    That sounds really good!
  14. My husband would LOVE this recipe!! I really like the pics too!!
  15. Jules from A Little Bite of Life says
    Macaroni and cheese with these onions sound so good-I am totally making this Friday night!!
  16. Mac and cheese is a winner no matter what, but adding the onion crunchers on top is even better! Yum!
  17. Courtney Velasquez says
    That looks really good!!!
  18. Myrah - Mamacita La Cuponera says
    Wow that looks amazing!
  19. I'd like the crunch but hubs wouldn't. I'll have to make it just for me!
  20. totally yummy!

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