Spicy Baked Mac & Cheese with Pearl Onions

Campbell's Spicy Baked Mac & Cheese with Pearl Onions Recipe

Everyone loves mac and cheese, but this recipe has just a kick of spice.  Great as a side dish, and leftovers make a terrific hot lunch at work.

At a glance


20 min.


55 min.



Servings: about 1/2 cup each

Cook: 5 min.

Bake: 30 min.

Made With

  • Campbell’s® Condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup

    Campbell’s® Condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup

  • Pace® Picante Sauce

    Pace® Picante Sauce

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What You'll Need

8 ounces (about 2 cups) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
8 ounces frozen pearl onions or peeled fresh pearl onions
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup
1 1/3 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Place the macaroni and onions into a large bowl.

  • 2

    Stir the soup, milk and 3 tablespoons butter in a 1-quart saucepan.  Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture is hot and smooth, whisking occasionally.

  • 3

    Pour the soup mixture over the macaroni and onions.  Stir in the picante sauce and mix well.

  • 4

    Butter a 2-quart baking dish with the remaining butter.  Pour the macaroni mixture into the baking dish.  Cover the baking dish with foil.

  • 5

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the macaroni mixture is hot.

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  • Ingredient Note: To peel fresh pearl onions, plunge the onions into boiling water for 1 minute, then drain and transfer to a bowl of ice water.  The skins will loosen, making them easy to peel once the root end is trimmed off.
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