This fancy spin on mac and cheese also works as a perfect Thanksgiving side.
unsalted butter, divided, more for baking dish
16-oz. package rigatoni
garlic cloves, chopped
white Cheddar cheese, grated
Fontina cheese, grated
coarse fresh breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 3-quart baking dish.
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and garlic and cook, whisking 1 minutes. Whisk in half-and-half and cook, whisking until thickened, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in Cheddar until smooth. Fold in pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Toss together Fontina, breadcrumbs, and melted butter; sprinkle over pasta. Bake until golden and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.