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Swiss Macaroni and Cheese

Whenever we visited my husband's good friend, his wife made this dish. I was too shy to ask for the recipe, so I came up with this one. It is very creamy and rich, with a mild Swiss cheese flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add the cheese, salt and pepper. Drain macaroni. Add to cheese mixture; toss gently to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 464 calories, 27g fat (17g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • MinnDakota
    Apr 9, 2017

    Prepared this, today, and wished that I had doubled the pasta (I used rotini) portion. I resorted to sopping up the tasty cheese sauce with hunks of bread.I noticed that as the final dish cooled, The sauce became a bit grainy (curdled?) . Could that have resulted from my use of whole milk (I never buy skim milk)?I have thought of a number of modifications that I would try, like adding some crumbled bacon or cubed ham. Adding a bit of white wine might be worth a try, I think any number of variations could be considered.

  • ivypoet
    Jun 23, 2012

    Adding my star rating because it did not appear the first time.

  • ivypoet
    Jun 23, 2012

    Nice twist on a basic pasta & white sauce recipe. I doubled the recipe and added a bit of shredded cheddar for more cheesy taste, but the Swiss still shines through. VERY tasty, I was licking the sauce off the spoon before I even added it to the pasta.A word of caution, stir the milk almost constantly while waiting for it to boil or it will burn.

  • MrsKase
    Nov 21, 2011

    I did not like it, my husband and son did though.