Four Cheese Mini Penne Bake

Recipe by SarahBeth
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse; set aside.
  • Grease a 2-quart casserole.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, until bubbly.
  • Gradually stir in the milk and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened.
  • Add the Cheddar, Gruyere, Havarti cheeses, and half of the Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking, stirring, until cheeses have melted.
  • Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Stir the drained pasta and cheese mixture together.
  • Spoon pasta and cheese mixture into the prepared casserole.
  • Put bread crumbs in a small bowl with the remaining Parmesan cheese and paprika. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and drizzle over the bread crumb mixture; toss to blend.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the pasta.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly.
  • Increase temperature to 400° and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes longer, until topping is browned.
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