Feel free to omit the pecans in this recipe. It will still taste fantastic.

Kitty Forbes, Fort Valley, Georgia
Recipe by Southern Living September 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
bake:
1 hr
stand:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.

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  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and 1 tsp. sugar. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are caramel-colored.

  • Layer half each of macaroni, onions, cheeses, and cracker crumbs in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Layer with remaining macaroni, onions, and cheeses.

  • Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over macaroni mixture.

  • Stir together remaining cracker crumbs, melted butter, and, if desired, pecans. Sprinkle evenly over macaroni mixture.

  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown and set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.