I know, I know, I know. It’s only the second week of January. Many are still trying to stick to their resolution to eat better. And with this recipe, I’m not really helping. And for that I apologize. I know there are so many temptations out there so I won’t tell you how delectably cheesy this is. How creamy each bite is. How the caramelized onions give it just a touch of sweetness and how the potato chips add a nice crunch. No, no I wont tell you any of that at all. I’ll just say this, this Caramelized French Onion Mac N’ Cheese is kind of life changing.
It is no secret that I like dips. I’ve mentioned it many times before and if you’ve ever seen me at a party then you know I always hover over the dips. But if I had to pick a favorite dip, out of all dips, I would say that it is Caramelized French Onion. Not the stuff from the package, the homemade stuff like this. It’s Ryan’s favorite too. And a couple of my friends. Basically, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s just about everyone’s favorite party dip. And since it’s everyone’s favorite dip it only seemed logical to make it into a Mac N’ Cheese.
Ok. Maybe not 100% logical.
Maybe about 85.6%.
Logical or not, it was a good idea. Strike that. It was a fabulous idea.
I used Gruyere cheese because that is the cheese that I always see melted on top of French Onion soup. It worked very nicely in this recipe. Finally, I decided to add potato chips to the top for two reasons. One: I think it goes with the whole French Onion Dip turned Mac N’ Cheese concept. Two: I always add potato chips to the top of my macaroni and cheese. It’s something I’ve done since I was a kid. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
And if you’re going to try it, this is the mac n’ cheese to do it with.
Cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, queso fresco, sour cream and green chiles baked until golden and bubbly. The perfect party dip!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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