Close-up of Truffle Mac & Cheese
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Truffle Mac & Cheese

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min (includes resting time)
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Truffles can be bought in specialty food stores or online. They are all on the expensive side, but black truffles are cheaper than white ones.


Roasted Garlic:


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the pasta in salted water 2 minutes under the recommended cook time. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and thyme, then squeeze in the roasted garlic flesh from the skin and cook to soften the onions, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle over the flour and cook for a minute or two. Stir in the heavy cream and reserved pasta water. Add the mascarpone, truffles, pepper, salt and paprika. Stir to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups of each cheese and stir to melt.
  5. In the prepared baking dish, layer half of the pasta, half of the remaining cheese, the remaining pasta and then top with the remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes, then broil until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.

Roasted Garlic:

Yield: 8 bulbs
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the top quarter off each garlic bulb. Place the bulbs in a pie pan and drizzle the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake until the garlic is roasted and soft, about 45 minutes.