Swiss Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Swiss Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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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
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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 (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 464 calories, 27 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. Add the cheese, salt and pepper. Drain macaroni. Add to cheese mixture; toss gently to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Macaroni and Cheese in Reminisce October/November 2009, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

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

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