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Baked macaroni cheese with French onion soup sauce

Two comfort food favourites collide in this ribsticking recipe! Classic mac 'n' cheese gets an injection of flavour with French onion soup sauce and cheesy breadcrumb topping. It's a cheat day must!
French onion soup macaroni cheese bake



1.Cook the macaroni according to the pack directions. While it is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add onions and thyme and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
2.Add the sherry and stir until evaporated then mix in the plain flour. Stir and cook for 1 minute then gradually add the stock, stirring well after each addition.
3.Mix in the milk and Worcestershire sauce and stir continually with a wooden spoon until starting to thicken. Stir in 1 cup of gruyère and all the cheddar and mix well.
4.Fold in cooked macaroni and season with salt and pepper. Divide between ramekins or pour into an ovenproof dish. Mix remaining gruyère and parsley through the breadcrumbs and scatter on top. Grill until golden and melted.

For a really creamy, indulgent sauce, swap the milk for 1 cup marscapone cheese. You could use a pinch of dried thyme if you don’t have fresh.


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