Recipe by Annacia
A Swiss version of mac and cheese
Top Review by Karen Elizabeth
This waas delicious!!!!! I used lumache (snail shell pasta) since I find they hold sauce very well, I really like them for baked pasta dishes. I subbed cream for about 1/3 of the milk, and I forgot that the bacon was for on top, so I mixed it in .. very nice, though! I also used up about 20 gr of creamy blue cheese that was in the fridge, in addition to a generous use of cheese! This was a rich and creamy, decadent mac 'n 'cheese, we really enjoyed it, and DH is the lucky one who gets the leftovers for lunch, grr! Loved this recipe, made for I Recommend tag game.
- 1⁄3 cup sliced shallot
- 10 ounces medium sized pasta
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons dijon-style mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 ounces genuine swiss cheese
- 6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, crumbled
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- Lightly grease a 12 × 8-inch baking pan; set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
- Drain in colander; set aside.
- Meanwhile, lightly saute the shallots until softened in just enough butter to keep them from sticking to the pan, set aside.
- Whisk together milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper in large skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat; add shallots, Swiss cheese and whisk until smooth.
- Place the pasta in bottom of prepared pan.
- Pour sauce evenly pasta.
- Bake until almost heated through, about 20 minutes and top with the crumbled bacon.
- Heat for another 2-4 mins and remove from oven, serve hot.