truffle mac and cheese in a white bowl with gold spoon

Truffle Mac and Cheese

The best baked Truffle Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda is a gourmet side dish or entree that's creamy and full of flavor! Simply decadent and delicious, the truffle oil elevates this humble pasta and cheese dish to another level. Surprisingly easy to make, it's also a recipe that's perfect to make ahead of time.
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 477kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 10 oz. pasta
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ small shallot
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 1 thick slice of ham cubed (about 1/3 lb)
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • ½ tsp white truffle oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ lb gouda shredded
  • ½ cup peas drained - not shown
  • ½ cup shredded/sliced white cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 375. Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare pasta al dente.
  • Saute butter, shallots, garlic and ham over medium-low heat.
  • Add cream and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in truffle oil, salt, pepper and gouda.
  • Strain pasta and stir into sauce with peas.
  • Add cheddar and bake 10 minutes.


Use a high quality White Truffle Oil, preferably one imported from Italy.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg