One-Pot Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Aelplermagronen)

Marla Meridith

January 4, 2017


I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be on an EPIC European alpine ski adventure at the end of the month. I’ll be heading back to the Swiss Alps and to Austria too! It’s going to be 3 weeks of on & off piste skiing, fine hotels and lots of food! One of the popular rustic mountain dishes that I’ve come to love is this Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Aelplermagronen) It’s mac ‘n cheese all grown up. If you crave stick to your ribs winter comfort food then this dish is for you. My daughter says this is her favorite pasta ever! (That means a lot around here!)


So what’s in Alpine Macaroni anyways? Pasta (I prefer ziti noodles to macaroni) Gruyère cheese, potatoes, bacon and caramelized onions. This dish is served with a side of applesauce. Don’t skip that part. It’s the sweet & salty combo that really sets this recipe apart from anything else you’ve ever eaten! Wine lovers, serve this with a dry Riesling or Chardonnay. When in Switzerland a Swiss table wine pairs perfectly. This pasta has many names, another is Herdsman’s Macaroni.


One-Pot Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Aelplermagronen) recipe. Mountain comfort food. Great for apres ski! ( @marlameridith )

On this trip I’ll be in the Engadin. St. Moritz & Sils Maria…

St. Moritz #Switzerland ( @marlameridith )




Klosters #Switzerland Ski Trip ( @marlameridith )


It will be my first time to Austria. I’ll be in the Arlberg touring Lech, Stuben and St. Anton. Pinch me now!!


Click HERE for the recipe.


One-Pot Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Aelplermagronen) recipe. Mountain comfort food. Great for apres ski! ( @marlameridith )




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  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    Posted at 09:19h, 04 January

    That’s one tasty looking macaroni!

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 09:47h, 04 January

    Goodness that looks incredible- and perfect to sit down to after skiing!

  • Linda Romer
    Posted at 12:24h, 04 January

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! thank you! Austria looks amazing! Have fun!

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:16h, 05 January

      Thanks Linda!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 13:01h, 04 January

    Looks like a crowd pleaser!

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks
    Posted at 22:31h, 04 January

    This is one delicious and unique Macaroni Marla!! Yum 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:15h, 05 January

      Thanks Ami! Hope you can try it soon!

  • Sommer @aspicyperspective
    Posted at 05:50h, 06 January

    This look oh so amazing!

  • sugar_angel
    Posted at 04:55h, 14 January

    Yummy pasta. This looks pasta looks delicious.

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    Posted at 13:23h, 14 January

    This is a hearty and I’m sure comforting meal, I can see why it would be a favorite. We travel to Austria often and I’m sure you will love it.


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