French Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

French Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This French macaroni and cheese recipe features macaroni, crème fraîche, and Gruyère, Cantal, or cheddar cheese. French-style macaroni and cheese.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    Prepare the macaroni according to package instructions and drain it.
  3. Step 3

    While the macaroni is boiling, rub the cut end of the garlic across the entire inner surface of a 3-quart baking dish.
  4. Step 4

    Brush the same surface with the melted butter.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the drained macaroni into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Step 6

    Stir the crème fraiche, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheeses, salt, and pepper into the pasta.
  7. Step 7

    Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and the remaining Gruyère and Cantal over the surface of the macaroni and cheese.
  8. Step 8

    Bake the casserole, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until it is hot and bubbly throughout and turns light golden brown on top.
  9. Step 9

    Serve immediately.