Baked Truffle Mac and Cheese
What's funny about this recipe is just prior to making it on a cold Saturday afternoon, I was on the phone with my mom and she was saying how she needed some great healthy and hearty recipes, so I then made carbs and cheese melted together, sorry mom.
Cheese is one of the reasons I could never be vegan. Some people say they could never give up meat, no biggie for me I never really enjoyed eating meat. Cheese however is a different story. My family loves cheese, my sister's roommate once took a photo of the fridge that had almost seven different kinds of cheeses, all of which were Liz's. It's a known fact that you will find 3+ varieties in any Sheeley fridge at one time, and that is definitely just a regular kind of day.
Cheese + Truffle. It's a great combo, but easy to mess up, a tiny bit too much truffle and yo have yourself a smelly kitchen. This is especially true if you are using truffle oil vs fresh truffle. The alternative is to use a cheese that already has truffle in it. My go to is the Truffle Asagio dip from Whole Foods. Creamy, salty with a little hint of truffle, not too much, which is why it goes soooo well in this dish. Don't worry you don't need the whole thing, so you can snack on it as an appetizer and still have enough for a double mac and cheese recipe.
Note about the size of the baking dish it's a 1 4/5 quart casserole dish from Le Creuset. I highly suggest buying one. It's one of the most used items in my kitchen. If you don't want to pay full price... cause who does? Make your way to the nearest Home Goods, there is almost ALWAYS one on the shelf there. If you don't have a home goods try the home section of TJ MAXX it's the same company an many times they have the same items.