Truffled French Onion Mac and Cheese
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 6
A decadent, rich dish that will satisfy you on your hungriest days. Laced with truffle oil and melty Jarlsberg cheese, it's a Mac attack!
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups evaporated or whole milk
  • 2 cups Jarlsberg cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound campenelle or your favorite short-shaped pasta
  1. Over medium heat in a sauce pot, melt butter and oil and toss thinly sliced onions in. Stir every few minutes to caramelize, which will take about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  3. In a smaller pot, melt butter and whisk in flour to form a roux. Cook for two minutes and slowly whisk in the milk. Once thickened, whisk in cheese until melted. Season with salt, pepper, and truffle oil.
  4. Toss caramelized onions with panko.
  5. Stir cheese sauce into cooked pasta and place in casserole dish. Top with panko and caramelized onions.
  6. Place in oven set to broil for 3 minutes to crisp topping. Serve alongside a salad or just have a big bowl of it!
This recipe is easily doubled or halved.
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