Truffle Mac and Cheese takes the classic side to a whole new level of sophistication! Made with two types of cheese and a touch of truffle oil, this dish is ultra-creamy, rich, and savory, making it a luxurious side that’s surprisingly easy to create and perfect for adding a gourmet touch to any meal.

A spoon lifting up a scoop of colorful truffle mac and cheese from a baking dish.

Mac and Cheese Like You’ve Never Had It Before! 

One bite of this truffle mac and cheese recipe, and you’ll never go back to boxed versions again! Ready in under an hour, it uses just a handful of ingredients to create a taste and texture that’s to die for. 

As if you needed an excuse to eat more mac and cheese, this truffle mac and cheese will have you convinced! It: 

  • Comes together in one dish
  • Is made with less than ten ingredients
  • Bakes in under an hour
  • Makes enough to feed a crowd
  • Pairs wonderfully with all your favorite main courses. 

What Is Truffle Mac and Cheese Made Of? 

You won’t find any powdered cheese in this recipe! Instead, we use real ingredients to create a rich flavor and silky smooth texture. Here’s what you need:

  • Uncooked Pasta – We like to use colorful bowtie pasta for a fun dish, but any kind will work. However, we do recommend sticking with smaller varieties like elbows or shells for the best results. 
  • Truffle Oil An oil (usually olive oil) infused with real truffles or synthetically made truffles
  • Garlic – Whole, fresh cloves work best. 
  • Broth – Use chicken or vegetable broth to cook the noodles and infuse extra flavor. Whichever you choose, we recommend using low-sodium varieties. 
  • Cheese – A combination of smoked gouda cheese and sharp white Cheddar cheese creates the sharpest, most savory, and delicious mac and cheese you’ll ever taste. For the best results and the gooiest texture, grate the cheese yourself! 
  • Salt and Pepper – Adjust to taste. 
  • Heavy Cream – This helps combine the ingredients, creating a rich, velvety sauce. 
  • Parsley – Technically optional, we like to sprinkle fresh Italian parsley on top for a pop of color and a bright, peppery flavor. 

Upgrade Your Mac and Cheese Game with These Simple Steps

Even easier than boxed varieties, this truffle mac and cheese is a super hands-off recipe so you can prepare the rest of your meal as it bakes! 

  1. Combine. Add the pasta, truffle oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broth to a large baking dish, and gently toss to combine. 
  2. Bake. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake until the noodles are soft. 
  3. Mix. Remove the foil, and stir in the remaining ingredients until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. 
  4. Serve. Garnish the dish with fresh parsley, and dig in while it’s warm! 
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a spoonful of truffle mac and cheese being lifted from a baking dish.

Serving Suggestions

If you want to turn this truffle mac and cheese recipe into a complete meal, try stirring in veggies like broccoli, spinach, or mushrooms and cooked chicken or ground beef! 

Or, enjoy it as a side dish for holiday meals or weeknight dinners. Some of our favorite main courses to serve it with include: 

How to Store and Reheat

This easy truffle mac and cheese recipe is best enjoyed right away while it’s still warm because the truffle flavor does fade a bit over time. However, if needed, it can be stored covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three to five days

To reheat, you can pop it in the microwave, but we recommend warming it in a skillet! 

To do so, add the pasta to a skillet over medium heat along with a splash of milk. You can add a splash of truffle oil and salt to enhance the flavor, too. 

a baking dish full of truffle mac and cheese with colorful uncooked bowtie pasta noodles next to it.

Common Questions About This Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe

Why are truffles so expensive? 

Truffles are one of the most expensive foods you can buy. This is because they are difficult to grow, can only be produced seasonally, take years to cultivate, and have a short shelf life. 

Where can I find truffle oil? 

Truffle oil can typically be found in the oil section or specialty aisle of your local grocery store. Or, you can find it online

What’s the difference between real and fake truffle oil? 

Most truffle oil in the grocery store is synthetic, and honestly, it’s gotten so good, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. However, there are a few giveaways. 

For example, the label on real truffle oils will have actual truffles and not chemicals, aromas, or flavorings. As a result, the real stuff will also have small chunks of truffles. 

In addition, authentic truffle oil is pricey. If you find a bottle with a price that seems too good to be true, it’s probably a fake, but the real stuff lasts forever, and a little goes a long way! 

Can I make this truffle mac and cheese recipe gluten-free? 

Yes! Use gluten-free noodles instead, and keep a close eye on them as the baking time will likely vary. 

What does truffle oil taste like? 

Truffles have a flavor that is uniquely its own. They’re rich, oaky, nutty, earthy, and sweet all at once with a gamy, slightly musky taste. 

More Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipes 

In the mood for more mouthwatering mac and cheese? You won’t want to miss out on more of our homemade macaroni and cheese recipes! 

a large baking dish full of truffle mac and cheese.

Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Learn how to make this homemade truffle mac and cheese with eight ingredients in less than an hour for an elegant, restaurant-worthy side dish!


  • 16 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta or small pasta noodles
  • 2 teaspoons truffle oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup smoked gouda cheese
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Italian flat-leaf parsley for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the uncooked pasta, truffle oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broth to a 12×8 baking dish, and gently toss to combine. Be careful not to break the pasta!
    16 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta, 2 teaspoons truffle oil, Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste, 4 cloves garlic, 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • Remove the foil, and add the heavy cream and both types of cheese. Stir to combine the ingredients and melt the cheese.
    ½ cup heavy cream, 1 cup smoked gouda cheese, 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Garnish with Italian flat-leaf parsley, and serve immediately.
    Optional: Italian flat-leaf parsley for garnish



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 448mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 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!