Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni And Cheese Recipe)

Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni  And Cheese Recipe)
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This Älplermagronen, Swiss alpine macaroni and cheese recipe is super easy and quick to make and is super yummy. Älplermagronen (Älplermagroni) is Switzerland’s version of our North American Mac and Cheese but with a twist, Macaroni or Penni, Cheese, Potato, and Applesauce.

The Älplermagronen applesauce is truly the cream-on crop in this recipe and is what separates the Swiss Mac and Cheese from all the other variations. The sweetness and tartness of the apple compliments this dish.

If you love macaroni and cheese, this popular Swiss food will satisfy your inner cravings. Before I forget, Älplermagronen dates back to 1930 with different names, such as Alpine macaroni, Herdsman Macaroni, Älplermagroni and Alpen Macaroni.

No matter what you call it, this popular Swiss Älplermagronen recipe will serve its purpose.

Ready to make this Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni And Cheese Recipe)? Lat’s do it!

Ingredients For Älplermagronen Swiss Alpine Macaroni And Cheese

  • 2 large waxy potatoes (500 grams) peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250 grams Penne or Macaroni pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss Alpine cheese, grated or Gruyère cheese
  • 1 large onion sliced into small pieces
  • 6 bacon strips (200 grams) cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream  
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice

Ingredients For Älplermagronen Homemade Applesauce

  • 4 apples ( Golden, Fuji, Granny Smith or McIntosh) washed, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

How To Make Älplermagronen Homemade Applesauce?

  1. Add water, sugar and diced apples into a medium size pot, stir ingredients together and cover with lid.
  2. Cook on medium low heat for about 25 minutes or until apple are soft and tender.
  3. Mash the apples with a potatos masher or fork. You can also use and emulsion mixer for a smooth applesauce consistency.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside.

How To Make Älplermagronen?

  1. Add the bacon bits into a skillet and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
  2. Using the bacon skillet with the bacon fat in it, add the tablespoon of butter and onions and sautee on medium heat.
  3. In a meantime, fill a pot with water and add the potatos alond with the salt and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Combine the penne or macaroni with the potatoes and cook until pasta is soft, about 15 minuts.
  5. Drain the water from the macaroni and potato and add the cream and cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Once the cream begins to heat up, add the cheese, a dash od salt and the nutmeg spice and stir totgther.
  6. Continue cooking for a bout 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Serve with caramlized sauteed onions and bacon bits.
  8. Enjoy!

älplermagronen Swiss Macaroni and Cheese

Älplermagronen With Applesauce

The Älplermagronen applesauce in this inspired Swiss Mac and Cheese dish is truly the cream-on crop and is what separates the Pasta and Cheese dish from all the other variations. The sweetness and tartness of the apple compliments this dish.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine German, Swiss, Switzerland
Servings 4 people
Calories 800 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • INGREDIENTS FOR ÄLPLERMAGRONEN SWISS ALPINE MACARONI AND CHEESE
  • 2 large waxy potatoes 500 grams peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250 grams Penne or Macaroni pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss Alpine cheese grated or Gruyère cheese
  • 1 large onion sliced into small pieces
  • 6 bacon strips 200 grams cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
  • INGREDIENTS FOR ÄLPLERMAGRONEN HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE
  • 4 apples Golden, Fuji, Granny Smith or McIntosh washed, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions
 

  • APPLESAUCE
  • Add water, sugar and diced apples into a medium size pot, stir ingredients together and cover with lid.
  • Cook on medium low heat for about 25 minutes or until apple are soft and tender.
  • Mash the apples with a potatos masher or fork. You can also use and emulsion mixer for a smooth applesauce consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside.
  • ÄLPLERMAGRONEN
  • Add the bacon bits into a skillet and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Using the bacon skillet with the bacon fat in it, add the tablespoon of butter and onions and sautee on medium heat.
  • In a meantime, fill a pot with water and add the potatos alond with the salt and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Combine the penne or macaroni with the potatoes and cook until pasta is soft, about 15 minuts.
  • Drain the water from the macaroni and potato and add the cream and cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Once the cream begins to heat up, add the cheese, a dash od salt and the nutmeg spice and stir totgther.
  • Continue cooking for a bout 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with caramlized sauteed onions and bacon bits.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Älplermagronen, Älplermagronen With Applesauce


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