White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

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Comforting, creamy White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese recipe that takes your mac & cheese dinner to a whole new level!

Comforting, creamy White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese recipe that takes your mac & cheese dinner to a whole new level!

I make it my goal in life to try every macaroni and cheese recipe under the sun – one giant spoonful at a time.  When I saw different ideas for truffled macaroni and cheese floating around the internet I knew I just HAD to try it for myself.  Let’s just say I was a little heavy-handed when I was dishing out my portion of this White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese….it is THAT good.

One of the things I love most about a classic macaroni and cheese lunch or dinner is that it’s hard to go wrong when combining melted, creamy cheese and pasta (two loves of my life).  You won’t even miss the meat in this meal and neither will your family!  By all means, definitely feel free to add some cooked chicken to this White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese to make it more of a hearty meal.

Comforting, creamy White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese recipe that takes your mac & cheese supper or lunch to a whole new level! Double or triple this to feed a crowd!

You can use olive oil in place of the truffle oil, but I just feel the truffle oil gives a special intense earthy flavor that jazzes up an ordinary mac and cheese.  Since you are using truffle salt, you really can get away with not using the truffle oil as this will also keep the cost of the dish down.  You can serve this as a side dish for the holidays (oh, this would be super fancy to make for a Valentine’s Day dinner in) or just your average, every day dinner.

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Truffle oil and Truffle salt for the perfectly creamy dinner or lunch recipe!

If this one doesn’t do it for you, be sure to check out my other favorite drool-worthy mac and cheese recipes on my blog:

Creamy Apple Butter Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese made with stove top apple butter and sharp cheddar cheese. This would be a great holiday side dish!

Creamy Crock pot Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipe makes for the perfect side dish, party appetizer, or slow cooker dish to bring to a potluck! Great for summer when you don't want to heat up your kitchen.

Margherita Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Margarita Macaroni and cheese recipe for a party, appetizer, or vegetarian main course www.wishesndishes.com

Cheez-It Macaroni and Cheese

Cheez-it Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. Creamy mac & cheese dinner topped with cheez-it topping instead of bread crumbs. Great dinner, lunch, or potluck idea.

White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
 
Comforting, creamy White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese recipe that takes your mac & cheese dinner to a whole new level!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. dry cavatappi pasta
  • 16 oz extra sharp white cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon Truffle Salt, divided
  • 1 cup Shiitake or Cremini mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced ½-inch
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped small
  • truffle oil (can use olive oil)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions on box.
  2. Drain the pasta and set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of the oil on medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic.
  4. Halfway through cooking the mushrooms add ¼ teaspoon Truffle salt and stir. Continue to cook the mushrooms until they are done.
  5. In a saucepan, heat heavy cream over medium heat. As it is just starting to boil, add cheese and stir. Turn the heat down to low and stir until the cheese is completely melted.
  6. Add remaining ½ teaspoon of Truffle Sea Salt and stir.
  7. Next, mix in the pasta and the mushroom with the cheese sauce and stir until mixed thoroughly. Season with pepper to taste and stir. Serve hot.
Reheating leftovers: add a splash of milk or heavy cream to thin the cheese sauce before heating.

Recipe source:  adapted from myrecipes.com, foodnetwork.com and  bigbearswife.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

15 Responses to “White Cheddar Truffled Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. January 19, 2016 at 3:04 AM #

    Pasta and creamy cheese must be my some of my favourites too. It’s easy to throw together but always taste SO GOOD 🙂 🙂

  2. January 19, 2016 at 3:07 AM #

    Yummy!! Pasta and creamy cheese must be my some of my favourites too. It’s easy to throw together but always taste SO GOOD 🙂 🙂

  3. January 19, 2016 at 8:47 AM #

    This sounds super decadent with the truffle oil! Man, I can definitely taste it now. Gotta add this to my “must-make” list. Thanks, Ashley!

  4. January 19, 2016 at 11:02 AM #

    You are, without a doubt, the macaroni and cheese queen! Another winner here Ashley!

  5. January 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM #

    I love Mac and Cheese! This recipe seems great. Ill definitely try to use it.

  6. January 19, 2016 at 4:53 PM #

    It’s been far too long since I’ve had mac and cheese! This sounds fantastic with the mushrooms!

  7. January 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

    I love adding truffle oil to things…have you tried in on popcorn? This looks wonderful

  8. January 19, 2016 at 7:25 PM #

    I’ll bet that truffle salt and olive oil do a really nice job of punching up the flavor – sounds great!

  9. January 19, 2016 at 7:25 PM #

    “Truffle oil”….even better – nice!

  10. January 20, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    I love mac ‘n cheese! So comforting, particularly at this time of the year. This is an outstanding recipe — so much flavor. Gotta try it — thanks!

  11. January 22, 2016 at 10:44 AM #

    Nothing is more comforting to my family then a big old dish of mac & cheese

  12. January 22, 2016 at 9:04 PM #

    this recipe is to die for!

  13. February 3, 2016 at 6:22 PM #

    mmmmmyumyummmmmmmmm I LOVE TRUFFLE OIL sooo this mac n cheese is amazinggg

  14. January 1, 2017 at 7:40 PM #

    <3 <3 <3 One of my favorites!

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