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Truffled Mac and Cheese

Nov 30, 2018

 

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**

 

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  1. Anne Malone says:

    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. 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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