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Creamy Swiss Cheese Macaroni

Creamy Swiss Cheese Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms

Swiss and Mushroom mac and cheese will become one of your favorites. This easy stovetop recipe made creamy with a Swiss Cheese Sauce and Savory with Mushrooms. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 533kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 pint mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese Jarlsberg
  • reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni


  • For the mushrooms: In a fry pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and saute until the moisture evaporates and mushrooms are just starting to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • For the white sauce: Combine olive oil and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. When butter is melted and starting to bubble add the flour and cook stirring constantly. Sprinkle in a little more flour if needed to make a thick roux. Cook for about a minute and a half. Add the milk and stir until the sauce thickens. Add cheese and blend well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Right before draining the pasta, reserve about a cup of the hot pasta water. Drain the pasta and mix it with the white sauce. Add the mushrooms. Mix everything together well while drizzling in some of the reserved pasta water until you reach that perfect creamy consistency.


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 2mg