Macaroni and Cheese, Rich and Creamy

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Coat a 2-quart broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling; add penne.
  • Cook penne for 6 minutes; drain.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the cheddar, gruyere and asiago cheeses; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-size saucepan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth and slightly bubbly.
  • In a thin stream, whisk in the milk; stir in onion powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in 2-1/2 cups of the cheese mixture.
  • In a pasta pot, stir together the cooked penne and the cheese sauce.
  • Pour half of mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with a generous cup of the cheese.
  • Spoon in the remaining penne and top with the remaining cheese sauce.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Increase the oven temperature to broil and cook another 3 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  • Cool slightly before serving.