We all (toddlers and parents) really loved this. It was more like a "baked ziti" with less cheese. We like it creamy on the bottom and a tad crispy on top, so this is a keeper.
Based on reviews we made our additions... ADDED 2 CLOVES CRUSHED GARLIC, 1 TBSP ITALIAN SEASONING, 1 tsp ONION POWDER.
We used 2-3 slices of (GF) bread grated with the large holes of the cheese grater for the topping. Perfect.
We love the dairy free, gluten free version: brown rice macaroni, rice milk, cheddar-like goat cheese, can tomato sauce, and for the butter: coconut oil.