Get Fancy With Truffled Mac and Cheese

Truffle macaroni and cheese


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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
936 Calories
50g Fat
87g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 936
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 65%
Saturated Fat 30g 149%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 871mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 33g
Calcium 636mg 49%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Truffle butter is a wonderful and inexpensive way to get the flavor of this indulgent fungus without the expense. Use it to make truffled mac and cheese, an easy and decadent recipe perfect for romantic dinners. This recipe is very rich, so you can only eat it in (relatively) small portions, but it is just incredible.

Serve this wonderful mac and cheese with some roasted or steamed asparagus, a fruit salad, and end the meal with a rich chocolate dessert


  • 1 pound ditalini or elbow pasta
  • 1/4 cup truffle butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons truffle butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. Butter a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside.

  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  5. Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup of the truffle butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.

  6. Add the flour, salt, and pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute.

  7. Stir in the milk and the cream and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring with a wire whisk.

  8. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain well.

  9. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce in the saucepan along with the three kinds of cheeses.

  10. Mix gently, then pour into the prepared baking dish.

  11. Combine the bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons of the melted truffle butter in a small bowl.

  12. Sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese mixture in the dish.

  13. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the macaroni mixture is bubbly and the breadcrumbs begin to brown.

  14. Serve immediately.