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Truffled Mac and Cheese

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Easy Recipe for Truffled Mac and Cheese using truffle oil

Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword Bake, Mac and Cheese, Macaroni, pasta, Savoury, Truffle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 360 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean

Ingredients

  • 140 g Dried Pasta of your choice Macaroni if you like, I used Fusillata Casareccia, longer tubes of pasta
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour You can use flour if you prefer, but cornflour is lighter and will blend more easily)
  • 50 g Butter
  • 150 g Mild cheese such as Comte, Gruyere, Jarlsberg or Monterey Jack I used leftover Comte and mild cheddar, with some scraps of leftover scraps of truffled goats cheese. This is a good way to use up oddments of cheese
  • 4-5 drops White Truffle Oil
  • 1 handful Parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make up the pasta according to the packet mix, once cooked to al-dente (e.g. about a minute before the packet suggests it will be done) drain and put to one side.  Heat the oven to 180C

  2. Melt the butter in a heavy based pan

  3. Stir through the cornflour or flour to make a roux and heat gently for a few seconds

  4. Over a medium heat add the milk, little by little, stirring all the time.  

  5. Continue to stir until the mixture boils and thickens and all the lumps are gone.  If the sauce is too thick add more milk until you have something the consistency of double cream

  6. Grate all the cheese

  7. Stir three-quarters of the grated cheese into the white sauce

  8. Taste and season with salt and pepper.  NB it is important to leave seasoning till this stage as the cheese can be salty!

  9. Stir through all the pasta and add the truffle oil.  Mix gently

  10. Tip into an ovenproof casserole and top with the remaining cheese

  11. Put uncovered in the oven at 180C and bake for 15 minutes or so until the top has a nice golden crust and the whole mixture is bubbling gently

  12. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve piping hot

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Recipe Notes

A delicious and fragrant truffled mac and cheese recipe