Mac N Cheese for Grown-Ups

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Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Mac and Cheese is definitely my guilty pleasure but adding black truffles makes this humble pasta an amazing gourmet dish specially for us the young at heart!


Grown Up Mac & Cheese with black truffle oil

Grown Up Mac & Cheese with black truffle oil

  • 1 box of elbow pasta (4 cups)
  • 3 cups of warm milk
  • 1/2 bar of unsalted butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 of cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Italian spices
  • Salt
  • Black truffle oil to drizzle before serving

Preparation time: 30 minutes, you will need a deep pan for cooking pasta, a sauce pan, pasta strainer, a whisk  and bowls for serving.

Cook your pasta following the instructions in the package, drain well and let it cold. Place a medium size sauce pan in the stove and add the butter when melted add the flour and combine using a whisk, that will form what is called a “roux”. Add the warm milk, salt, pepper, pinch of nutmeg and continue whisking for few minutes, then add the cheeses on by one and whisk generously until having a runny thick sauce. Add the pasta and combine well, serve hot drizzle with Italian spices, grated Parmesan cheese and black truffle oil.

The truffle will give the pasta a earthy decadent flavor.


Oh la la!


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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Ben – OrlandoWaterHOle

    Mac and Cheese is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Add blue cheese and truffle oil and I don’t think you can make it any better! Saved to my favorites.

    • Adriana

      Hi Ben, many thanks for stopping by if you try this recipe let me know this is one of my absolute favorites! =)

  • Paula – Growing Up Bilingual

    Blue cheese and gruyere ….. YUMM!! I’m declaring this my new grown-up comfort food. Can’t wait to try it. :)

    • Adriana

      Hola Paula, thanks for stopping by and for your continued support, abrazos!