This recipe for Truffle Bacon Mac & Cheese is a crowd pleaser. It uses two different kinds of cheese, lots of crispy bacon and of course white truffle oil! Serve it up solo or bring it as a side dish for your next family gathering. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this cheesy dish!
First off, I want you to know that I thoroughly tested this recipe among my coworkers and of course my husband. This recipe yields a hefty serving of Mac & Cheese so you can cut it in half if it’s just for you and a few other people. I made the whole recipe each time I tested it and I loved bringing it to my day job so my coworkers could try it as well. Both times I brought this to work it was gone before the lunch break was over. That’s when you know you have a winner!
For me, an important element of a mac and cheese recipe is whether or not it turns out creamy. It’s really easy for it become dry in the oven or grainy due to using the wrong cheese. If you want your mac and cheese to be creamy please keep these tips in mind.
This recipe can be eaten as a main course with a side of broccoli or as a side dish with a giant feast. I was personally thinking of bringing this as a side dish for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner this year. It also makes great leftovers which is why I love making a big batch on a Sunday and serving it a few more times throughout the week with lunch or dinner. It’s really up to you! I personally love it in a fresh bread bowl.
If you want to make a big batch but don’t think you will eat all of it right away, you can also freeze your mac and cheese. Keep it in an airtight container and it will keep for up to two months.
Serves 10 As A Side Dish or 6 As A Main Course
Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
7 Pieces of Thick Cut Bacon
1lb. Fusilli Noodles
½ A Cup Salted Butter
8 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
12 oz. Applewood Smoked Gruyere cheese
2 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
1 ½ Cups Heavy Cream
3 Tbs. White Truffle Oil
½ Cup All Purpose Flour
½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
½ tsp. Black Pepper
1 Cup White Bread Crumbs
4 Tbs. Chopped Fresh Parsley
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
Kosher Salt To Taste
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