French Onion Soup Baked Ziti

Mac n cheese? Baked Ziti? You decide. Regardless, this recipe is comfort. This is the edible hug you’ve been looking for. You can tailor it however you prefer, but the one thing about it that’s key are the caramelized onions. Yes, I know, caramelizing onions is such a time suck. However, it’s totally worth it when you make them in batches and can keep them in the fridge! Putting a video tutorial below so you can make the best caramelized onions.

Make a big batch of caramelized onions using this technique!

You know I love a video cooking tutorial, so here’s my video on how to make this recipe as well 🙂


FRENCH ONION SOUP MAC & CHEESE 🧀 ⬆️ recipe – ok technically it’s cheesy baked ziti but it’s giving mac n cheese

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1lb ziti
4cups beef broth
1cup dry white wine
1/2cup caramelized onions (see tutorial above)
3tbsp unsalted butter
2tbsp all purpose flour
2 1/2cups grated white cheddar cheese
2 1/2cups grated gruyere cheese
2cups whole milk
1cup reserved pasta broth
1tsp kosher salt
1 1/2tbsp dijon mustard
1/4tsp cayenne
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1cup panko bread crumbs
1sprig thyme
1sprig rosemary



Preheat the oven to 400F. Fill a pot with beef broth and white wine. Bring to a boil, then a dimmer. Add pasta and cook according to packet instructions. Remove from broth 2 minutes before al dente cooking time. Reserve 1 cup broth and keep pasta in a colander on the side for later.
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Take the same pot you used to cook your pasta and place butter and flour on a low-medium heat. Whisk well for 2-3 minutes allowing the flour to cook and a paste to form. Slowly add the warm broth to the roux, whisking constantly. Then, slowly add the milk. Once you have a creamy sauce, add 2 cups of white cheddar and 2 ½ cups of Gruyère.
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Remove cheese sauce from the heat and whisk in dijon mustard, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add the caramelized onions and stir. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the pasta and toss together.
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Transfer the pasta to a baking dish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and remaining cheddar cheese. Top with a swirl of olive oil, black pepper and a sprig of thyme and rosemary. Bake for 20 mins on the middle rack until crispy and golden brown!
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