Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
2 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
unsalted butter, for greasing
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 large egg
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
¼ sweet onion, grated or finely diced OR 1 tablespoon onion powder
1 pint|473 ml heavy cream
1 cup|237 ml whole milk
1 scallion, diced
2 cups grated cheese, divided (Fontina, Gruyère, Cheddar)
- Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 4 minutes, then drain.
- Grease a 9-inch-by-13-inch casserole dish with butter and set aside.
- Heat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and egg, then mix in paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in heavy cream, milk, Kraft cheese packets, grated onion, scallions, and half of the grated fresh cheeses. Add pasta and mix thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into butter-rimmed casserole dish and sprinkle remaining cup of cheese evenly over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly and golden.
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