There is only one dish that I am “known” for. Everywhere I go people want the recipe. In fact, every family event we have I get automatically signed up for it–whether I want to do it or not.
I wouldn’t mind so much, but there’s a little prep work involved and so you can’t just throw it together unless you have at least 2 hours.
With that being said, it’s the most cheesiest perfection I have ever tasted. My father-in-law calls it “heaven”. C. has me make him his own pan when I bake it just so he can eat all by himself. Yep, it’s sinfully good.
Carmelized Onion and Pecan Macaroni and Cheese
But I’m warning you: don’t take this to just any gathering because you’re signing yourself up for doing it the rest of your life. Enjoy!
1. Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.2. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and 1 tsp. sugar. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are caramel-colored.
3. Layer half each of macaroni, onions, cheeses, and cracker crumbs in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Layer with remaining macaroni, onions, and cheeses.
4. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over macaroni mixture.
5. Stir together remaining cracker crumbs, melted butter, and, if desired, pecans. Sprinkle evenly over macaroni mixture.
6. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown and set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
This picture is dedicated to Marilyn, who always posts the most scrumptious pictures of her food. Unfortunately, mine looks like a big orange blob, but I can assure you it tastes wonderful!