Disney Recipe: Nudel Gratin from Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

It’s time for another delicious Disney recipe! And this one is seriously a MUST-TRY for any cheese addicts out there.

When it comes to Eating Around the World, an awesome family destination is the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Their Biergarten Restaurant will trick you into thinking you’ve hopped a plane for Bavaria.

And a bounty of brand new delights await you if you haven’t been to Sommerfest, their counter service spot, in a while.

One of my favorite dishes on the Biergarten buffet is the amazing Nudel Gratin. This is one of the best versions of macaroni and cheese that I’ve ever tasted in my life.

So when it popped up on the Sommerfest menu, we had to try it.

Nudel Gratin at Sommerfest

But even better — now, I can make it between trips to Walt Disney World, thanks to this recipe! I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! :-)

Sommerfest and Biergarten Nudel Gratin

Serves 8 to 10

2 cups heavy cream
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch ground white pepper
Pinch nutmeg
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
4 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound cooked elbow macaroni

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 16×9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. Combine cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Toss cheeses together in a small bowl until combined; remove 1 cup cheese and set aside. Stir remaining cheeses into cream mixture.

3. Cook macaroni until just tender; drain and add cream mixture, stirring immediately. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.

4. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil, and sprinkle reserved cheese over top of noodles. Bake 15 minutes longer.

5. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm.

Will you be cooking up Nudel Gratin to celebrate the cooler Fall temps? Leave a comment and let us know when you’ll be making this yummo dish!

(Recipe courtesy Disney Parks Blog.)


  1. Lisa Z. says

    Do you think this recipe will work if halved? There is just two of us and I was thinking if I halved the recipe it would fit in my Mickey shaped casserole. It sounds like a great meal for the fall and winter.

  2. Niki M says

    hmmm might try this with milk instead of cream, I know it won’t be the same but 2 cups of cream yikes!

  3. says

    Biergarten is one of my favorites, thank you for sharing a way to get a taste of it at home. The picture above is enough to get me thinking about a trip to the store for heavy cream and swiss!

  4. katb57 says

    We just returned from our vacation to WDW and had reservations at the Biergarten Restaurant. We fell in love with this dish and are delighted to find the recipe! Thank you! Everything was delicious at the restaurant (the pork tenderloin melted in our mouths), but the Nudel Gratin was spectacular!

  5. Carolyn H says

    It’s in the oven now! :) Like Niki M, but yikes was also my reaction to 2 cups of heavy cream. I’ll let you know how it comes out with evaporated milk used instead.

  6. Stephanie says

    I did it! Thanks for this recipe- it’s delicious! I could not bring myself to use heavy cream, so I substituted with light and it worked perfectly, and I felt a little less guilty. Also I used much more than one cup of cheese to make that think yummy cheese lid on top. Overall very good!

  7. Angela says

    If you only use 8 oz of cheese all together then how much are you supposed to have left over to toss into the mix? If you “took out a cup” you wouldn’t have any left to stir in?

  8. Sharece says

    I came to Epcot for the food and wine festival with my Mom in 2012. I Loved the nudel graten but didn’t remember what it was called.
    I looked for two years on line and gave up.
    Then, this February (2017) I came back and found it again (I couldn’t wait to get back to Germany)!
    There it was! And Here’s the recipe!
    I’m a cheese lover though and will be doubling the amount. Mmmm! I Can’t Wait To make this!!!

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