Recipe: Truffle Mac n Cheese!

Over the weekend, I hosted my annual Galentine's party with all of my girlfriends! The night before, I started to prep the food and posted a pic of my truffle Mac n cheese....holy messages! I think every single person who saw it asked for the recipe. I will admit...it's a showstopper!

So...without further ado....here you go!

*I doubled the recipe to serve 12 people, but had a ton of leftovers!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups half-and-half (you can also use heavy whipping cream)
  • 2 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 8 oz Fontina cheese, grated (I buy a block of Fontina and grate it myself)
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese, grated (I use the tube of grated parmesan)
  • 1 box of cavatappi pasta (These are my favorite noodles, but I can never find them in store, so I always order them from Amazon)
  • 3 teaspoons truffle oil (ordered on Amazon)
  • 2 tablespoons black truffle butter (ordered on Amazon - not easy to find in store)
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Coat a 9 x 13-in baking dish w/ cooking spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add in minced garlic and cook for about a minute.
  4. Slowly whisk in flour to create a rue and cook until lightly golden.
  5. Whisk in the half-and-half/whipping cream and bring to a simmer.
  6. Whisk frequently and cook over medium heat until thickened.
  7. Cook the pasta for 6 minutes (very el dente). Drain.
  8. Add in all of the cheeses to the sauce and whisk until melted.
  9. Drizzle in truffle oil & whisk.
  10. Toss the pasta with the cheese sauce and then transfer to the buttered baking dish.
  11. Melt the truffle butter in a small saucepan and season with salt.
  12. Toss the panko breadcrumbs in the melted butter and then spread in an even layer over the mac and cheese.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and the cheesy is bubbly.

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