Herdsman’s Macaroni with applesauce

Älplermagronen mit Apfelmus

Älplermagronen mit Apfelmus

The Swiss Alpine herdsman’s Macaroni with applesauce are like holes in the Emmental. It took a long time, before this special meal found its way from the pasture down to the valley.

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Basic ingredients for Swiss Alpine Macaroni include potatoes, macaroni, cheese and onions. Of course, there are several variations of this popular recipe, but no matter how it is prepared, this rustic delight, you just love it.


Preparation time: approx. 35 min.

2         onions
2cloves of garlic
400gwaxy potatoes
150gdiced bacon
5dlvegetable stock
2dlhalf cream
250gpasta (e.g. alpine macaroni)
60ggrated Gruyère cheese
1/2 teaspoonsalt
a pinchpepper

Step 1    
Cut onions into rings, garlic into slices and potatoes into cubes. Brown bacon, onions and garlic in a non-stick pan, remove and set aside.
Step 2    
Bring stock and cream to the boil, add potatoes and pasta, cover and simmer over a low heat for approx. 10 min until cooked al dente and the liquid has been absorbed.
Step 3    
Mix in the cheese and season. Sprinkle with the bacon and onion mixture.
Serve with: apple purée
Per person: 32 g fat, 62 g carbohydrate, 23 g protein, 632 kcal    

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