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Caramelized onions, panchetta, mushroom mac and cheese

Growing up I used to love eating Macaroni and cheese. KD is something that kids will not refuse to eat. Although its full of chemicals and additives. I have an adult version which is sure to please young and old. Best of all it can be reheated in the microwave with a little bit of milk.

For the recipe you'll need

125g of panchetta
1 yellow onion thinly sliced
8 sage leaves
1 1/2 cup of mushrooms (cremini or white or both)
2 Tablespoons of butter
1 Tablespoon of oil
1/4 cup of flour
1 1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of sharp cheddar
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 cup of macaroni or any short pasta

Step 1, add a tablespoon of oil to the pan once its hot you add the panchetta. Once the panchetta is cooked thoroughly, you remove it from the pan. Then you add the butter to pan to cook the onions. During the you boil the water to cook the pasta.




Step 2: You cook the thinly sliced onion once its translucent you add the mushrooms and sage.








Step 3: You add the milk and the flour. Your best to mix the flour to the milk in the measuring cup. It helps it avoid becoming crumbly. Then you add the cheese to the pan.



Step 4: You add the pasta to the pan, along with the panchetta. Make sure you mix it well. 






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