Dinner tonight included one of my favorite things to eat…PASTA!!!
Aelplermagronen (Swiss Mac & Cheese) is one of those meals that transports me to another place. Whenever we eat this dish I automatically envision myself in a cute little chalet high up in the Swiss Alps. What could more warming on a cold snowy day than this!?
I am including the recipe here because I honestly don’t remember where I got it from. I’ve stumbled upon a few recipes on the internet, but don’t want to link them since I haven’t actually tried them myself.
- 2 medium to large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 – 1″cubes
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter or oil
- 1 cup grated cheese (we use Gruyere)
- 1/2 cup milk or cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
- Set a large pot of salted water to boil.
- Heat butter or oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add onions and fry them until golden brown.
- Once water is boiling, add the potatoes and penne together to the water. Stir and follow the time on your pasta box! Drain the penne and potatoes once boiled.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk with salt and pepper.
- In an ovenproof casserole dish, place 1/3 of the penne and potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 of the grated cheese. Make another layer with 1/3 of the penne and potatoes, sprinkle with another 1/2 of the grated cheese. Top with the remaining 1/3 of the penne and potatoes.
- Pour the seasoned milk evenly over top of the pasta and potatoes.
- Spread the browned onions on top of the pasta and potatoes.
- Bake covered for 10-15 minutes until steaming hot and the cheese is melted.
- Serve with warmed applesauce on the side.
All of my local followers…perhaps this should be dinner during the snow storm tomorrow???