Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Food Feature

French Style Macaroni and Cheese
Sorry, not exactly French! I have been craving this lately so thought I would share a recipe I found that has a bit of a French twist to a very American classic!

  • 16 oz smaller sized uncooked macaroni
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1 1/4 c crème fraiche
  • 2 c shredded Gruyere, Cantal cheese, divided
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t ground black pepper
  • 1/3 c dry breadcrumbs


Preheat an oven to 350F. Prepare the macaroni according to package instructions and drain.
While the macaroni is boiling, rub the cut end of the garlic across the entire inner surface of a 3-quart baking dish. Brush the same surface with the melted butter.
Pour the drained macaroni into the baking dish. Stir the crème fraiche, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, salt, and pepper into the pasta. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese over the top.
Bake the casserole, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until it is hot and bubbly throughout and turns light golden brown on top. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

1 comment:

Rob-bear said...

Je vous remercie de cette recette. Or, in English, thanks for the recipe.