- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, toss with olive oil and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350.
In a heavy bottomed pot, melt butter on medium heat. Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until all lumps are gone. Pour in milk and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until mixture is thick and smooth. Add 2 cups of cheese and stir until melted.
Add pasta to cheese sauce and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a baking dish and top with remaining ½ cup of cheese and panko bread crumbs. Bake for 10 minutes and then broil for another 3 minutes until top is golden brown.