Älplermagronen (Alpine macaroni)


A swiss favorite, Älplermagronen combines pretty much everything you have at your disposal in your alpine chalet. It’s the definition of comfort food for the Swiss.


Feel free to vary these amounts, it’s not like this is anything strict.


  1. Fry bacon cubes in pot (this pot will be used for everything so choose an appropriately large one).
  2. Cut onions into half-rings and let them sweat in the same pot. Add some butter if your bacon was not fatty enough.
  3. Peel potatoes and cut them into ~1 cm/half inch cubes.
  4. When the onions have become sufficiently cooked, add potatoes.
  5. Top everything with milk and let the potatoes cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni and the remaining milk to cover everything. Most of the milk will be absorbed by the macaroni.
  7. Shred your cheese.
  8. A minute or two before the macaroni are done, add the shredded cheese into the pot. It should appear a bit too runny in the pot. While cooling it will increase in viscosity quite a bit. If the final texture is not creamy enough, it is most likely due to using the wrong cheese.
  9. Season to taste. (Needs quite a bit of salt). Nutmeg also works well here.
  10. Serve with apple sauce. Should be eaten together, not as a dessert.


Swiss · Pork · Potato · Pasta