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Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe {Easy Baked Pasta}

This Truffle Mac and Cheese is made in one baking dish with truffle oil, smoked gouda and white cheddar cheeses! So creamy, the perfect comfort food and a winner for Thanksgiving dinner!

Ingredients for this Truffle Mac and Cheese

We love that this recipe is only 7 ingredients!

Chicken broth (or your choice of broth)

Truffle Oil

Bow-Tie Pasta

Garlic

Gouda Cheese

White Cheddar Cheese (Aged, if possible)

Heavy Cream

Salt and Pepper

How to make truffle mac and cheese

This baked mac and and cheese recipe takes 10-minutes to put together, yes, you heard correctly. Actually, it may even take less time! The bow-tie pasta is a no-boil, which saves some time assembling.

Assemble. In a large baking dish, approx. 12×8. Add uncooked pasta, truffle oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broth.

Mix. Gently toss everything together, being careful not to break the pasta.

Cover. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Mix in Cheeses and cream. Remove the foil, and add heavy cream, and cheeses. Mix until it comes together and is nice and creamy. Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley.

Ingredient Substitutions

Cheeses. If you have a specific cheese that you absolutely love, feel free to use it. Our only suggestion is to use freshly grated cheese. Pre shredded cheese has anti caking agents, which causes curdling and sometimes a different texture. For dairy-free – use your favorite dairy-free cheese.

Pasta. Feel free to use any pasta shape that you like. We recommend any smaller shape pasta, such as elbow, or shells.

Heavy Cream. If you want to lighten this up, you can substitute with whole milk or a lower fat milk. Your favorite dairy-free milk works as well!

Truffle Oil. If you don’t have truffle oil on hand and do not want to go out and buy any, feel free to keep out all together or add a touch of olive oil. Since truffle oil has a stronger flavor, you can add different flavor profiles to this mac and cheese, such as fresh herbs or seasonings.

What is truffle oil

Truffle oil is the newest “in” ingredient to use in cooking.  It is oil infused with truffles, and no, not chocolate truffles! Essentially a truffle is a fungus that looks similar to a mushroom but it grows underground under specific trees. Every truffle varies based off of the tree that it is found.

The three most common oils include, black truffle oil, white truffle oil and french truffle oil. Truffles can be pretty expensive and could cost up to $40 for an ounce!

How to use truffle oil

Truffle oil is usually used as a finishing oil.  It’s common uses are in pastas, fries, pizzas or puréed foods, such as mashed potatoes.

What does truffle oil taste like

Truffle oil has a real earthy, gamy, and musky flavor. They are oaky, nutty, earthy, sweet.

Where to find truffle oil

You can find truffle oil in the specialty aisle at your local grocery store, or off of Amazon. We get our truffle oil from TerraMar Imports.

Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe {Easy Baked Pasta}

This Thanksgiving, try this easy and oh so fancy Truffle Mac and Cheese! We use smoked gouda cheese and white cheddar cheeses to really compliment the truffle oil!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy dinner, easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, one pot pasta, pasta bake, pasta bake recipe, quick mac and cheese recipe, simple pasta recipe, thanksgiving mac and cheese recipe, truffle mac and cheese, truffle macaroni and cheese, truffled mac and cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 16 oz uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 tsp Truffle oil
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cups smoked gouda cheese
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large baking dish, approx. 12x8. Add uncooked pasta, truffle oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broth.
  • Gently toss everything together, being careful not to break the pasta.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, and add heavy cream, and cheeses. MIx until it comes together and is nice and creamy. Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley.

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  • 5 stars
    Made this for my family (self/husband/6&3 year old) last night and it was a huge hit. I used white truffle oil since that is what I had but even my picky toddler devoured it. Threw in some spinach to force some veggies on them and served along side roast chicken. An easy, delicious family meal! Thanks ladies!

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