This is embarrassing. I have never made macaroni and cheese in my life. Not even the instant kind that comes in a box. First, I am not much of a cheese person. I am very particular with my cheeses. My range of cheese favorites include brie, Swiss and mozzarella (a recent addition). I was hesitant about this recipe because it seems to have more cheese than I can handle – the fear of the pungent smell. Boy, was I wrong. The smell was not overpowering at all. This is truly comfort food because its aroma defines just that.
I served this in small plastic cups at my Christmas party. It was a hit! It’s filling for your guests and kids love macaroni and cheese.
A note about the recipe. I was not able to find gruyere cheese at my local grocery store so I substituted with Swiss. I used big elbow macaroni because it makes it a little more moist. I hope you will enjoy the recipe as much as I did. So easy!