Gourmet White Mac & Cheese

Gourmet White Mac & Cheese

A fresh, flavorful and elegant twist on a comfort food classic!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 16 ounce s penne pasta
  • 2 cup s fontina cheese, shredded
  • 2 cup s Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 cup s sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 cup s whole milk
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes, each cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 6 tbs unsalted butter

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs; drain pasta. 

2. Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, heat 2 tablespoons butter in microwave oven on high 45 seconds or until melted. Add breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and stir until breadcrumbs are moistened.

3. In large saucepot, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and heat to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until mixture is smooth and thickens. Remove saucepot from heat. Stir in cheeses, salt and pepper; fold in pasta until well coated with sauce.

4. Pour pasta mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange tomatoes in single layer over pasta; sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over tomatoes. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges bubble and top is browned.

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
Serves
12

Nutrition Information

Calories
510
Total Fat
28g
Saturated Fat
17g
Cholestrol
90mg
Sodium
602mg
Carbs
40g
Fiber
2g
Protein
25g

 

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