My first attempt using whole grain pasta and I was very disappointed. the pasta's bitterness overwhelmed the dish, and my husband actually thought it tasted fishy. I used fresh grated cheddar and an Italian blend of cheese instead of mozzarella. I will not make this again. My friends who regularly eat whole grain pasta said it needed a stronger sauce like tomato based or more cheese.
Apparently we ran out of mozzarella so I used some pepper jack instead. I also oven-roasted the garlic. Whoa...very garlicky sauce. My sauce also wasn't thick enough. If I made this again, I'd reduce the milk and use only one head of garlic.
Super awesome garlicky deliciousness! I used all Vermont white cheddar and skipped the mozzarella.
Delicious! Made this for Christmas and I think it is the best mac and cheese I have made.
Suggest using a microwave safe bowl with a heavy lid rather than plastic wrap for the garlic. Not likely anything will get thru skin but still ...