“It a fancy Mac & Cheese but with penne so I guess it's Penne & Cheese. Ah... what the heck. We'll call it Pasta in a Cheese Sauce. Now it's not kid's food.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 2 qt dish with butter.
  3. Boil Large pot of salted water and add the Penne. Cook 6 minutes and drain. (Don't overcook the pasta. It'll cook more in the oven later.).
  4. Toss all cheeses together in a large bowl and set aside.
  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook for a few minutes so the roux doesn't taste raw. Whisk in the milk, onion powder, salt and cayenne. Bring to a boil for about three minutes. (In other words, make a white sauce.).
  6. Add 2 1/2 cups of cheese mixture to the white sauce (Voila! Cheese sauce or, if you prefer, call it a mornay sauce.) Add the cooked penne and mix well.
  7. Pour half this mixture into the buttered 2 qt dish.
  8. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the remaining cheese mixture on top of the cheese and pasta in the 2 qt dish.
  9. Pour the rest of the pasta and cheese mixture into the 2 qt dish and top with the remaining cheese mixture.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  11. Add the final touch by broiling to get a nice browned top on the dish. (Broiling until black is considered bush league.).

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