Showing posts with label Swiss cheese recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swiss cheese recipes. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

Three-Cheese Macaroni with Bacon

Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese.


1⁄4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon garlic
8 ounces small shell pasta, cooked
6 slices  bacon, cooked and chopped
1 slice whole-wheat bread, processed into crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 Tablespoons butter
1 1⁄2 cups skim milk
2 tbsp all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Prepare a 9" x 13" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the 2 Tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan, melt over medium-low heat, and cook until foaming.

Add the flour and stir well with a wooden spoon for 1 to 2 minutes.

Slowly pour in the milk, whisking to incorporate.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.

Add the Swiss, cheddar cheeses, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Stir to combine and heat the sauce until the cheese is just melted.

Season with salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauce, bacon, and cooked macaroni; toss to coat.

In the microwave melt 2 Tablespoons.

Combine the butter, breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a small bowl and mix.

Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Top with the breadcrumb mixture.

Bake uncovered until bubbly and golden, about 15 - 25 minutes.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Easy Pierogies

My family loves pierogies. "Easy Pierogies" uses large shell pasta instead of making the dough from scratch. Okay, it may not be authentic, but they are deliciously awesome that will win rave reviews.


52 uncooked jumbo pasta shells 
2 packages garlic mashed potatoes 
2 tablespoon minced fresh chives 
1/2 tablespoon next fresh parsley 
3 cups Swiss cheese 
1 cup Cheddar cheese 
1/2 cup ranch dressing 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup Herb Butter


Cook pasta shells according to the directions on the package.

Drain pasta and rinse with hot water.

For pasta back in pot and add Herb Butter, mix until all the pasta is coated with the butter and herbs; set aside.

Cook mashed potatoes according to the directions on the package.

Pour mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl.

Add 1/2 the chives, parsley, ranch dressing, black pepper , sea salt and 3 cups cheese.

Mix at medium speed until cheese is fully incorporated into the mashed potatoes.

Grease a 13 inch by 9 inch baking dish.

Stuff pasta shells with potato mixture, place and baking dish.

Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and top with the remainder of the chives.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve hot.