The only thing to say is that this is an excuse for Mac & Cheese made a little bit less decadent with a vegetable presence, and yet tasting as good as it comes.
First there was a béchamel sauce with flour, butter and plenty of milk. Then grated sharp cheddar cheese and smoky cheddar cheese were added to the sauce with lots of stirring. Thickened further with grated parmesan cheese. Combine with pasta and sunchokes that have been boiled until soft. Salt and pepper. Broil the Mac & Cheese in individual oven proof dishes until bubbly and a little brown. Top with a dash of Spanish smoked paprika or sirachi.