Truffle Mac and Cheese


This rich and creamy truffle mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make and can be on the table in under an hour. Made with Gruyere and Parmesan cheese, it’s packed full of flavour. Serve it with a green salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, and continue cooking until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the Gruyere, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and truffle oil.
  4. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling water according to package instructions. Drain and add to the cheese sauce.
  5. Pour the mac and cheese into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

There are a few things you could do to change up this recipe. Try using a different type of cheese in the sauce, such as cheddar or Swiss. You could also add some chopped bacon or ham for extra flavour. For a vegetarian version, use vegetable broth in place of the milk.

What other food it works well with

This mac and cheese goes well with just about anything. Try serving it with roasted chicken or seafood, a green salad, and some crusty bread.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making mac and cheese is to not cook the pasta long enough. The pasta should be cooked al dente, which means it should be firm to the bite. If it’s overcooked, it will be mushy and not hold up well in the sauce.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in calories and fat, so it’s best to enjoy it in moderation. Each serving has approximately 558 calories, 26 grams of fat, and 16 grams of saturated fat.

Allergens

This recipe contains milk, wheat, and gluten.


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