Day 16 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Mac and Cheese with French’s Fried Onions

Mac and Cheese is just amazing. Pasta in a cheese sauce is always delicious and ours is pretty darn good we must admit.  We added French’s Fried Onions on top ours because it’s not just for thanksgiving green beans!  Don’t get too caught up in the fried onions, they are addictive.


Mac and Cheese with French’s Fried Onions


  • 1 cup Cheddar (We used Unexpected Cheddar from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 cup Gruyere
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Couple dashes of Sriracha (or cayenne if you prefer)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pasta (cook to al dente according to the box)
  • French’s Fried Onions


Step 1: Shred cheeses and put aside.


Step 2: Cook pasta, drain and set aside.


Step 3: In a medium saucepan, put milk, flour, butter and sriracha on gentle heat.


Step 4: Whisk until glossy, about 10 minutes.


Step 5: Add cheeses and seasonings, whisk.


Step 6: Pour cheese sauce over pasta and liberally sprinkle on French’s Fried Onions on top.


Optional: Put under the broiler for a few minutes. Watch it closely.






One thought on “Day 16 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Mac and Cheese with French’s Fried Onions

  1. Oh goodness, was that the sound of arteries slamming shut as I gorged on this dish? Who knew it could be so good? The crunchiness of the onions combined with the delicious mac ‘n cheese gives it just the right touch. I will eat a salad later.


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