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.  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.   This the mac and cheese we served on Thanksgiving.

You can find truffle oil and  Truffle salt most places but I will say if you can score it at Homegoods it is usually way cheaper.  Also right now Trader Joe’s has a really good Truffle Salt.  You can also order on Amazon as well.

T R U F F L E D  M A C   A N D  C H E E S E 

-1 8oz box Fussili pasta or elbow macaroni cooked

-2 cups cottage cheese (not the reduced fat kind, full fat is best)

-1 8oz carton sour cream

-1 egg slightly beaten

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1/4 teaspoon pepper

-1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

– 1 cup shredded Gouda

– 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

– Truffle oil

-Truffle Salt

Drain and Rinse pasta.  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.  Sprinkle with salt.  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**

 

2 Comments

  1. November 30, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Yes!! Truffle Mac and Cheese is absolutely my favorite and I can’t wait to try this using the cottage cheese. I also love my Mac and cheese with that fussili pasta! It makes it so good!

  2. November 30, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    It sounds delicious! If you skip the rinse step the starch from the pasta will help the sauce stick and even thicken a tiny bit when baking!

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