Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions

Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions

Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions

Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions

Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions

Are you ready for a new twist on classic mac and cheese?

Our baked macaroni with caramelised onion is sure to become a new family favourite! The sweet and savoury flavour of the caramelised onions pairs perfectly with the creamy, cheese sauce and the crispy breadcrumb topping. Plus, the baked pasta has a satisfyingly gooey texture that will have you coming back for seconds.

Give it a try and discover the deliciousness of baked macaroni with caramelised onion!

Prep Time

10 minutes


Macaroni Recipes




  • 400g Marshalls macaroni
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 250g cheddar cheese
  • 50g Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil over a medium heat.
  3. Add the sliced onion and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook without stirring until the onions have released their liquid (this should take about 5 minutes). Make sure the onions don’t brown or burn. Add some sugar to your onions to help with the caramelisation process.
  4. Leave the onions to cook on a medium-low heat for about 30 minutes until they start sticking to the pan and change colour into a dark brown. Stir occasionally.
  5. Whilst the onions are cooking, cook the macaroni according to pack instructions, minus two minutes of recommended cooking time.
  6. Whilst the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Once completely melted, add in the flour, and stir vigorously. Do this for 1 minute.
  7. Gradually whisk in the milk until you get a smooth bechamel sauce. Let this simmer for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  8. Stir in all your cheeses. Check your onions at this stage. If they are sticking to the bottom of the pan and cooked through, they are ready. Add to your cheese sauce and stir a few times.
  9. Once the pasta is cooked, add to the cheese sauce with the onions.
  10. Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbly.

2 thoughts on “Baked Macaroni with Caramelised Onions”

    • Hi Nabila! Yes! We published a macaroni cheese recipe back back in 2016. You may be able to find it online or in your local book shop.


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