This truffle mac n’ cheese recipe is a trendy menu item popping up in restaurants. It’s easy to make so there’s no reason to order it out anymore. My mother-in-law makes this dish whenever there’s a chill in the air. Not only will it freeze well but it’s also the perfect thing to bring to a dinner party.
Every part of this dish is customizable to your liking. You can add more or less truffle oil and change up the cheeses and breadcrumbs. I’ve made this with both the Progresso regular and Italian breadcrumbs. I’ve also made my own breadcrumbs and used those on top. Any bread topping that you’d like to use will work. If you prefer not to use breadcrumbs, you can just omit them completely.
What to Serve with Truffle Mac n’ Cheese
There are many different options when choosing what to serve with this truffle mac n’ cheese. The good news is, is that this dish is incredibly versatile and can be served with almost any other side. Try serving it with a healthy turkey meatloaf or a roasted broccoli side. It will also go well with a grilled artichoke for a summertime meal.
What is Truffle Oil?
The magic ingredient in this dish is the truffle oil. When cooking with truffle oil, you will only need a minimal amount to taste it.
Most truffle oils on the store shelves are made with a synthetic substance, so if you want a real truffle oil, make sure to read the label.
Ingredients for Truffle Mac n’ Cheese:
- 1 package elbow macaroni
- 1 cup whole milk
- 16 ounces cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons truffle oil
1). Prep your ingredients and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your casserole dish. Shred your cheese and measure out your flour and cream. Boil some salted water for your noodles.
2). Boil your noodles for the recommended al dente time – about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3). Make your roux. Melt the butter and whisk in your flour. Add in your milk and then add in your cheese.
4). Mix your noodles and cheese sauce together and add in the truffle oil. Add the mixture to the casserole dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
5). Bake for 30 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes to brown the top if necessary.
Let cool for 15 minutes and serve.
Freezer option: You can make this head of time and freeze until you need it. Make the truffle mac n’ cheese and cover with foil and then when ready to eat, set out for 30 minutes but do not thaw. Bake in oven for 30 minutes at 425 degrees and then bake for 30 minutes at 350.