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Truffle Mac + Cheese

Enjoy one of our favorite side dishes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • Baking dish (9x13)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb box of noodles penne or elbow
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups half & half
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheese Velveeta
  • 3 tbsp truffle oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Very lightly spray a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add 2-3 drops of olive oil to the boiling water. Add the macaroni, stir once and cook to al dente, about 2 minutes less than package directions.
  • Drain, rinse pasta and transfer back to pot.  Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in the microwave. Pour over cooked pasta. Stir to incorporate the butter onto the pasta.  Season pasta by adding salt, garlic salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt (not brown) remaining butter on medium-low heat. Once butter is melted, stir in flour, one tablespoon at a time.  Stir mixture slowly but constantly with a wooden spoon, making sure the mixture does not have lumps. Reduce heat to low. Carefully add half and half and heavy cream. Stir occasionally, keeping a close eye on the mixture to avoid scorching.  Allow mixture to slightly thicken. Once thickened, pour into the pot with pasta. Stir well until well incorporated.
  • Add 1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheese, ½ Cup Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, ½  Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese and ½ Cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese. Add 2 Tbsp truffle oil. Stir well.
  • Transfer to the prepared dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Drizzle remaining truffle oil on top layer of cheese.
  • Bake until the top is lightly browned. Start checking at 12 minutes.
  • Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.