Friday, November 9, 2012

My Favorite Side Dishes {Recipe}


It’s Friday, and I am sharing with Kelly @ Kelley’s Korner for her Show Us Your Life Series. Today, I am sharing my favorite side dishes.

My favorite side dish is macaroni & cheese. But, I love macaroni & gruyere cheese. It is so delicious.


Macaroni and cheese is the quintessential Southern comfort food. Kids and adults alike love this Southern side staple.


Gruyere Cheese Mac & Cheese


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated or very finely chopped garlic
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.

2. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Using whisk, stir in flour, salt and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture smells nutty and is lightly golden, stirring constantly with whisk.

3. Add milk. Continue to beat with whisk, scraping bottom of skillet until mixture heats to boiling. Mixture will thicken. Remove from heat; add cheese and rosemary. Stir with whisk until smooth. Stir in drained macaroni.

4. Serve with additional rosemary if desired.

After cooking but before adding cheese, if sauce is lumpy, either strain or add to a blender and turn on high until smooth before adding cheese.

I really like this recipe with a crunchy top crust. For a crunchy top crust, spread macaroni and cheese in a baking dish, and place under the broiler for a few minutes, watching carefully, until golden brown.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

This recipe is from Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes at

It is delicious!

Other of my favorite side dishes are:

French fries from La Petite Grocery or Delachaise

cheese burger


Crispy fried oysters or fried green tomatoes at Upperline



Blue Crab dip at La Petite Grocery

blue crab dip


Please help me out in my “audition” for the Deen Team.

Side dishes & gruyere, y’all!


  1. I adore the truffle fries from LPG with their house-made ketchup and their blue crab dip is off the charts, too! Mac n Cheese with Gruyere brings that comfort food to a whole new level! Have a great weekend! If you come to Thibodeauxville tomorrow, come by our AS booth at the corner of Green Street and West 4th across from the Old Jail. :)

  2. Oh-that sounds so good, Ron....ummm...but what type of cocktail do I serve beforehand? I am seriously going to try this recipe though.

    Aside from that? Did you know that you have it set so that when you leave a comment on someone's blog it comes up as a NoReply? I have to go into my Spam and fish your comment out every day. If you KNOW it's that way it's okay but if you want people to be able to reply to your comments it is an easy fix. xo Diana

  3. good gosh those oysters are driving me crazy!

  4. Okay, I'm pretty sure that I just gained 10 lbs. simply *looking* at those fabulous treats! I'm a sucker for mac and cheese and french fries are my guilty pleasure, for sure! Thanks for sharing (I think, lol)! And, thanks a bunch for your kind comment about my kitchen (and Fall tree), by way of Kim's "My Favorite Room" feature at Savvy Southern! *Becca*


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