White Truffle Mac and Cheese

6 pers
20 min
easy

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta
  • 4 tbsp ordinary salted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 cup half & half, warmed
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 3 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Epicurean White Truffle Butter
  • 1/4 cup panko

This Recipe calls for

White Truffle Butter
White Truffle Butter
3.0 oz tub
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About

Most often you are told to pair truffles with red meat, a hearty risotto, or french fries, all of which sing with the addition of the earthy mushroom flavor of truffles. Here, we have another recommendation for those white truffles - a grown up macaroni and cheese!

Epicurean Butter makes truffle recipes easy with our black and white truffle flavored butters. If you give this recipe a try, we hope you’ll tell us about it on Facebook.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9x13” baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain the pasta and put in large mixing bowl. While pasta is still warm, stir in 1 tablespoon Epicurean White Truffle Butter. Use up to 2 tablespoons for more truffle flavor.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt 4 tablespoons ordinary salted butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and mustard. Cook, stirring well, until no visible flour remains, about 1 minute. Whisk in the half & half and milk and cook until bubbling. Turn heat down to low and cook 4-5 minutes or until smooth. Remove from the heat and add pepper, to taste. Add 2 cups shredded white cheddar and stir until cheese is melted and sauce looks creamy, 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the cheese sauce onto the pasta and mix well. Transfer to the baking dish and top with the remaining 1 cup cheese. Melt 1 tablespoon Epicurean White Truffle Butter in a small bowl. Mix in 1/4 cup panko and sprinkle over pasta. Bake 25 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and sauce is bubbling. Broil for 1 minute to brown panko and then remove from oven. Let dish sit for 5 minutes before serving.