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)


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