Here is MY (Megan's) version of Fancy Mac
I prefer to use Rigatoni or Ziti noodles, but any short, macaroni noodle would work for this recipe.
1 box Ziti pasta
1/2 lb. Gruyère Cheese
1/4-1/3 lb. Monterey Jack or white cheddar
1/2 C butter
1/2 C flour
1/2 C milk
bread crumbs (I use italian style)
fresh or dried Parmesan
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium high heat. Add the flour and wisk together cook for about 30 seconds stirring constantly. Add the milk, Gruyère, and Monterey and stir until smooth. If you prefer a creamier more liquid sauce, add more milk. Reduce heat the medium low, until your noodles are ready.
Cook the macaroni noodles until tender--do not rinse. Set oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the cheese sauce with the macaroni noodles and pour into a casserole dish. Top the noodles and cheese with the bread crumbs and Parmesan (and butter if you want it to brown and be more crunchy), and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is golden.
The good thing about this dish is even though it has a ridiculous amount of high fat cheese, you can eat very little of it and be totally satisfied.