Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni)

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This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Switzerland. Recipe found at tarasmulticulturaltable.com

Älplermagronen (Alpine Macaroni) is a Swiss pasta dish made by layering pasta and potatoes with cheese, caramelized onions topping with, and serving with applesauce. It is the perfect comfort food as the weather gets colder.


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4 - 6
15 Min
30 Min


  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 large
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large
    potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lb
    macaroni pasta, or pasta of your choice
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    grated, gruyere or emmentaler cheese
  • ·
    applesauce for serving

How to Make Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease large casserole dish.
  2. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  4. Once water comes to a boil, add cubed potatoes. As They begin to soften, about 5 minutes, add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and pasta is just tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and gently rinse with cold water.
  5. In a small bowl, season with salt and pepper cream.
  6. Add 1/3 of pasta and potatoes to the bottom of prepared dish. Evenly cover with 1/2 of grated cheese.
  7. Top with another 1/3 of pasta and potatoes, then top with remaining cheese, then remaining pasta and potatoes.
  8. Pour the cream over the layers. Evenly cover with caramelized onions.
  9. Cover and bake in preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve hot over applesauce.

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About Älplermagronen (Swiss Alpine Macaroni)

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #Swiss - Pasta

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