Truffled Mac and Cheese

I am addicted to Truffle Oil.  There I said it.  I like it on everything- grilled cheese, popcorn, eggs, pasta,  you name it and it tastes better with truffle oil drizzled over it.   I do prefer white truffle oil to black truffle oil.  Don’t know why but I do.

Mac and Cheese is the perfect vehicle for Truffle Oil.  This dish will knock your socks off.  Freaking Amazing.  Matt said and I quote “This is the best mac and cheese you have ever made.”  The original mac and cheese is a family favorite that my mom always made and we grew up eating.  I made a few changes to it, mainly added a few different cheeses and truffle oil.  Think old school mac and cheese.  But cheesier, gooier, and with more flavor.   You could easily use any cheeses you like but these 3 work really well together.   We served ours with boiled Lobster Tails.  The kind of meal dreams are made of.  Truffke Oil + Mac and Cheese + Lobster, you can’t find a better combo.

{TRUFFLED MAC AND CHEESE}

-1 8oz box elbow macaroni cooked

-2 cups cream style cottage cheese

-1 8oz carton sour cream

-1 egg slightly beaten

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1/4 teaspoon pepper

-1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

– 1/2 cup shredded Gouda

– 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

– Truffle oil

Drain and Rinse Macaroni.  Immediately after draining toss the noodles with a generous amount of truffle oil (approx 3-4 tablespoons) and set aside.  Blend cottage cheese, sour cream. egg, salt, and 3 cheeses.  Stir in macaroni.  Spoon into lightly greased baking dish.  Drizzle top with more Truffle oil.  Bake at 350 degrees 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.

**side note- sometimes I add even more cheese than it calls for.  I love lots of cheese**

22 Comments

  1. November 7, 2012 / 11:56 am

    NAT!!!!! I am supposed to be dieting. What are you doing to me here?! Now I am going to have to make this, you realize?

  2. November 7, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    LOVE truffle oil! I put it on so many meals my husband asks if I just plan our meals around it! Will definitely be trying this mac and cheese!
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  3. November 7, 2012 / 12:26 pm

    I hope you pinned this!!

  4. November 7, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    FOR THE LOVE OF CHEESES!!!! I am so obsessed with macaroni and cheese. This will be on my must make list asap!

  5. November 7, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    Truffle mac n cheese is like the bomb of all bombs. So ridiculously good. There's a place in Mt P that serves the best with bacon in it too. Gaaaaah.

  6. November 7, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Ok, definitely going to have to cave and buy some truffle oil. Especially after all of these truffle oil inspired recipes you've been posting. One question – what is cream style cottage cheese?

  7. November 7, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Looks insane! Can't wait to try this!

  8. November 7, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    I like the way you think! I love truffle oil too. Have never tried it on eggs though!

  9. November 7, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    What brand truffle oil do you recommend?

  10. November 7, 2012 / 4:39 pm

    I've been wanting to try this every since I saw Ina Garten make it! I think she used truffle butter. It's a little less expensive than the oil. I need to buy both!

  11. November 7, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    Wait, I think I just died and went to mac and cheese heaven…..yum. We think alike a lot when it comes to food. I just posted a cheesy pasta dish too. I'm making this Saturday!!! MMM

  12. November 7, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    I hope you know that thanks to you and your truffled tator tots I'm officially addicted too! The good news is that a little goes a long way so it's not too expensive. I definitely need to try this mac.

  13. November 7, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    omg – yum.

  14. November 7, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    Oh my God. My husband would love this. Writing it down!

  15. November 7, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    Looks delish, as usual! I make a mac and cheese recipe that is almost identical but I still haven't gotten around to trying truffle oil…but it's on my list!!

  16. November 11, 2012 / 12:09 pm

    Do you think I would like truffle oil if I don't like mushrooms? Curious!

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