This gourmet mac & cheese is a fresh, flavorful and elegant twist on a comfort food classic!

Gourmet White Mac & Cheese

Prep: 25 minutes • Bake: 30 minutes
Serves: 12

      • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
      • 6 tablespoons Our Family unsalted butter
      • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
      • ¼ cup Our Family shredded Parmesan cheese
      • ¼ cup Our Family all-purpose flour
      • 4 cups Our Family whole milk
      • 8 ounces fontina cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
      • 8 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
      • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
      • 1 teaspoon Our Family salt
      • ¼ teaspoon Our Family ground black pepper
      • 4 large Roma tomatoes, each cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  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.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
510 Calories, 28g Fat (17g Saturated), 90mg Cholesterol, 602mg Sodium, 40g Carbohydrates, 25g Protein