Macaroni and Cheese

Updated May 11, 2018
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Gruyere cheese is what makes this dish so unique. However if not available, you may substitute Swiss cheese.




Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe CourseMain Course, Side Dish

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Halal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

MealDinner, Lunch


Taste and TextureCheesy, Creamy, Sharp, Spiced


  • 8 ounces whole wheat macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk, hot
  • Pinch of nutmeg, mixed with the milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Strain and return the pasta to the pan.

  2. Mix in the oil with the pasta. Add the Gruyere and flavored milk. Heat on low heat, mixing constantly, and cook until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat, season to taste, and serve immediately.



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