Also disappointed. This recipe required some effort with more than a few dishes to clean up, and was not worth it! Love the idea of making mac 'n cheese more healthy; however, it still has to have SOME flavor! The Gruyere cheese was not only expensive, it was much too mild and not enough of it. Barely any cheese flavor; mostly tasted onion. We did, however, enjoy the addition of the onions (but maybe not quite so much), the panko crumbs (gave nice texture) and especially the fresh basil (a unique and tasty change). The bacon gave a nice added touch as well. I will try this again, but will use a stronger cheese (cheddar or swiss), and either double the cheese, or cut the pasta. It was also somewhat dry.