French Onion Mac' and Cheese

"French onion soup gets a fulfilling update featuring gooey, herby, cheesy macaroni."
-- @shelbyykhan
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half&half, or milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan/asiago
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 cups cooked gluten free noodles
  • 4 slices toasted gluten free bread
  • 4 slices white cheese of choice (I used meunster)


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350. In a large pot on medium low heat, melt 2tbs butter. Add onion (quartered, and sliced thinly) cook until slightly softened.

  • Step 2

    Add garlic, thyme, and sage to pot. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir frequently, on low.

  • Step 3

    Once onions have a little color, add white wine. Reduce heat to low... stirring frequently until wine has reduced and onions have caramelized. (about 10 minutes) Remove from pot and set aside.

  • Step 4

    In that same pot, melt 4tbs butter. Add gluten free flour and whisk constantly to combine.

  • Step 5

    Slowly in batches stream in half&half, whisking constantly to create your roux. Salt and pepper to taste. Add onion powder, and mustard powder at this point.

  • Step 6

    Turn off the heat, and add cheeses into pot stirring to melt and combine.

  • Step 7

    Fold in cooked noodles, (my favorite gluten free noodles are "Tinkyada" brown rice fusili.) and half of the onion mixture .

  • Step 8

    Butter 4 ramekins (or one baking dish) add macaroni into each dish.

  • Step 9

    Top with remaining onion mixture, a piece of toasted bread, and a final slice of (or remaining shredded) cheese. (my favorite gluten free bread is Canyon Bakehouse)

  • Step 10

    Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden browned. Use broiler on low for 2 minutes if needed.

  • Step 11

    Serve garnished with additional fresh sage, and thyme if desired.