A chalet style Gruyere and Cheddar Cheese Mac and Cheese for a cold afternoon. Variations of this recipe include adding sauteed onion, or broccoli. Also, for a meaty version toss in a few meatballs, or go minimal with just the mac and cheese. When making a skillet style mac and cheese you can also go substitute your favorite cheese.
Don’t skip the light browning of the noodles, it does make a difference is the flavor.
A macaroni with texture like a Penne or Cavatappi, will give you the maximum cheesy yum with every forkful. This is a classic comfort food and not in any way low calorie!
If you really want to Carb load, serve with a hunk of fresh french baguette.