Friday, August 17, 2012

Swiss & White Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese

Finally I cooked something new.

Well, it's not so much new, as it just is really good.  And something I haven't posted before!  So that makes it new in my book.

It's creamy and the two cheeses are perfect together.  I found Gruyere for a good price (for once!) and it was this yummy apple smoked flavor...but you could easily use Swiss cheese instead.

Plus, you don't have to make a roux!  Just add the flour and milk to the pasta and cheese and the heat from the oven will thicken the sauce.

Perfect every time.

Swiss & White Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese

8 oz. elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked), cooked according to package directions and drained
10 oz. white cheddar, grated
8 oz. Swiss cheese (or Gruyere), grated
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 T flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

After draining the cooked macaroni, return it to the pot and stir in the cheeses.  In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.  Add the pasta and cheese and mix well.

Pour the macaroni mixture into a greased 7x11 baking dish.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes, until bubbly and no longer soupy.  Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.


Kacey said...

So, I realize this probably isn't at the top of your priority list at the moment, BUT I feel compelled to inform you about my recent discovery. As I was planning to try out this recipe this week, I had the requisite cheeses on my shopping list as I made my weekly trek to Trader Joe's. I was planning to settle for swiss (as opposed to gruyere), but then I found a block of cheese that was white cheddar and gruyere TOGETHER IN ONE CHEESE--a melange if you will. Imagine my delight! The mac 'n cheese is in the oven...I'll keep you apprised.:)

Elizabeth said...

Cheese is always on my priority list. :) Can I even tell you how excited I am about your discovery?! A melange of white cheddar & Gruyere??? I thought things like this only existed in my dreams! :) Can't wait to get to TJ's. Thanks for sharing and hope y'all liked the mac 'n cheese.