Winter Olympics Cooking ~ Day #6 – Switzerland

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!?

Aelplermagronen fresh out of the oven!

Aelplermagronen fresh out of the oven!

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • applesauce

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
  2. Set a large pot of salted water to boil.
  3. Heat butter or oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add onions and fry them  until golden brown.
  4. 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.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the milk with salt and pepper.
  6. 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.
  7. Pour the seasoned milk evenly over top of the pasta and potatoes.
  8. Spread the browned onions on top of the pasta and potatoes.
  9. Bake covered for 10-15 minutes until steaming hot and the cheese is melted.
  10. Serve with warmed applesauce on the side.
Warm applesauce on the side!

Warm applesauce on the side!

Oogy gooey layers of pasta, cheese, and potatoes. So good!!

Gooey layers of pasta, cheese, onion, and potatoes. So good!!

All of my local followers…perhaps this should be dinner during the snow storm tomorrow???

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