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Ingredients 1 pound of short pasta (I recomend Cellentani which is a corkscrew shape.

) 5 tablespoons of butter 3 tablespoons of flour 2 cups of half and half 1 cup of milk 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup of provolone cheese 1/2 cup of swiss cheese 1/2 cup of gruyere cheese ( You may use another 1/2 cup of sharp chedder to substitue for the gruyere.)

Preparation
Make sure to pre heat your oven to broil. Bring on gallon of water to a boil add salt to taste, add the pasta cook till al dente (slightly firm to the bight). Do not over cook. Drain pasta set aside. Slice the red onions and melt 2 tablesppons of butter in a medium sized saut pan, add the sliced onions and season with salt to taste. Cook until soft and caramelized about 25 minutes. Remove bacon from packaging place in a large saut pan and cook until crisp about 10 minutes. Start to make the white sauce by getting a medium sized sauce pot adding 3 tablespoons of butter and melt. Then add the 3 tablespoons of flour to make a roux. Cook for 3 minutes or until its blonde in color. Add the milk and half and half and bring to the simmer. At this point you will see that the sauce will begin to thicken. Once you reach the simmer you may start adding in the cheese one at a time. Once all of the cheeses are added taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the bacon into small pieces. Now you can mix the pasta with the cheese sauce, and place into an individual casserole dish. (If you do not have individual casserole dishes you may make one big dish of mac&cheese.) Top with the bacon and caramelized onions. Mix the toping which is the parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs and butter. Mix this together and sprinkle with the topping. Broil for 5-10 minutes until the crust is nicely brown and the sauce is bubbly. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Not Momma's Mac&Cheese Yeild: serves 4-6 people Preperation Time: 20-35 minutes Cook time: 5-10 minutes "The perfect upscale comfort food"

2 cups of caramelized red onions 1 pound of bacon (crispy) 1/4 cup of chopped parsley (for garnish) Salt and Pepper to taste Topping 4 cups of panko bread crumbs (You may substitute standard Italian style bread crumbs if you wish.) 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons of melted butter