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Caramelized Apples & Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese

  • 40 min
  • Easy
  • 22
  • Canola oil -- 2 tbsp.
  • Onion, Red, julienne -- 1 qt.
  • Thyme, fresh, sprig -- 4 each
  • Apple, Granny smith, peeled, cored, sliced-- 1.5 cup
  • Breadcrumb, fresh -- 1 cup
  • Bleu cheese, crumbled -- 2.5 oz.
  • Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese made with Whole Grains 4 x 64 ounces -- 64 oz.
Preparation
1
In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and thyme and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
2
Add apples. With heat at medium-low, cook and stir apples until tender, about 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook until mixture is caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
3
In a bowl, stir together the panko crumbs and Bleu cheese until blended.
4
In a bowl, mix together the Macaroni & Cheese with cooked apples and onions. Pour pasta mixture into a deep half-hotel pan and top evenly with Bleu cheese panko.
5
Bake in a preheated 350°F convection oven for 25 minutes or until panko is golden brown and cheese sauce is bubbling. Garnish with chopped parsley at service.
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