Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese- a rich and creamy macaroni and cheese made with truffle cheese. Perfect for any truffle fan.
close-up photo of a spoonful of Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
Italian truffle season is currently in stock at Trader Joe’s. We bought some this weekend and I decided to make some truffle macaroni and cheese.
close-up photo of a bowl of Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
Mr. K loves truffle macaroni and cheese. I mean really loves. He fawns over any macaroni and cheese that is sprinkled with a little truffle oil or uses some truffle cheese, it’s almost embarrassing.
photo of a bowl of Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
I decided to make him some this weekend. Usually when I make him something, he takes a bite and then gives me a verdict. So when he didn’t say anything after a few minutes, I was a little worried. I asked him what he thought of it and he said (with his mouth full) “This is so good.” Then I asked him why he didn’t say anything until I asked, and he told me that he hadn’t had a chance because he’d been stuffing his mouth ever since the first bite. I guess that’s a good thing…
photo of a spoon in a bowl of Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Truffle Macaroni and Cheese- a rich and creamy macaroni and cheese made with truffle cheese. Perfect for any truffle fan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow or shell pasta
  • 1 cup shredded truffle cheese I used a combination of the one at Trader Joe's and formaggio al tartufo
  • 1 cup shredded white monterey jack cheese you can replace with another white cheese or only use truffle cheese
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil pasta until cooked. Drain and return pasta to the stove. 
  2. Turn stove to low heat and add in cheese and evaporated milk and stir until cheese is melted and sauce thickens.
Nutrition Facts
Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 897 Calories from Fat 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.1g 48%
Saturated Fat 18.85g 94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 79.1mg 26%
Sodium 1087.7mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 102.8g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Sugars 8.1g
Protein 49.1g 98%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 112%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

10 comments on “Truffle Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. Oh, what an excellent idea! I’d have to make this for just myself though, since Jake is non-truffle. I can truly just eat that cheese with just a nice loaf of bread though, it’s so good on its own.

  2. I’ve never heard of truffle cheese! It sounds gorgeous though, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it! But I bet this would be delicious even with normal cheese – love that it uses evaporated milk, I’ve not used that method before!

    • You can find truffle cheese at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, and other high end markets and cheese stores. It’s delicious. If you use normal cheese, you might want to add some mustard powder and garlic powder to give it a little more depth. Since I had the truffle flavor, I eliminated those, but I usually do use them. Evaporated milk is really great when making macaroni and cheese.

  3. Ooh did you use the truffle cheddar from Trader Joe’s? I just bought some and will have to try using it in mac n cheese! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Looks creamy and delicious. This recipe actually reminds me of one I saw for truffle grilled cheese, there are so many of these recipes out there I guess truffles and cheese mix well! here’s the link if you want to check it out!

    https://thekitchykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/11/honey-truffle-grilled-cheese.html?m=1

  5. This is amazing!!! We used Gouda cheese instead of the monterey jack cheese, and added a touch of truffle oil. So delicious, thank you!

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