RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
Carmalized Macaroni and Cheese
1 (40-ounce) package frozen macaroni and cheese
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup soft breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon sugar
2 medium-size yellow onions, halved and sliced
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, chopped
Cook macaroni and cheese according to package directions for conventional oven, reducing cooking time to 30 minutes.
Melt butter in a large skillet. Remove 1 tablespoon melted butter, and combine with breadcrumbs; set breadcrumb mixture aside.
Cook sugar and sliced onion in remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until onion turns a deep caramel. This is called "carmelizing".
Remove cover from macaroni and cheese carefully. Stir in onion and chopped bell pepper. Top with breadcrumb mixture, and bake 15 more minutes.