Baked Mac N Cheese

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Drizzle a few drops of oil into the boilding water, add the pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but do not allow it to boil.
  • Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add the flour all at once. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Whish in the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the cooked pasta and stir well. Pour into a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  • Arrange the tomato slices on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablesppons of butter, toss with the fresh breadcrumbs to coat evenly, and sprinkle all over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 30 oto 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the pasta is browned on top. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.