Bowl of mac and cheese with cherry tomatoes.
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Mac & Cheese made with Gruyere and Cheddar Cheeses

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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.

 

Gruyere & Cheddar  Mac and Cheese
Yield: 2 servings

Gruyere & Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A different mac and cheese for an easy afternoon lunch cooked in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dried macaroni (cavatapi or elbow)
  • 12-14 cherry tomatoes, halfed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Gruyère, grated
  • 1/4 cup white cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the macaroni noodles according to package instructions
  2. Over a medium low heat In a large skillet heat the olive oil and butter.
  3. Drain the macaroni (do not rinse) and transfer to the skillet lightly fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the tomatoes, lower heat.
  5. Add the milk, cream and cheese with the macaroni and mix until well combined, continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens, about 7 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and season to taste and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 983 Total Fat: 76g Saturated Fat: 43g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 219mg Sodium: 892mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 37g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

 


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