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Luxury mac and cheese pasta with breadcrumbs on a teal round plate with a fork on the side.

Luxury Mac & Cheese

black truffles, leeks, herbed breadcrumbs

STARS

Who said comfort food couldn’t be classy? Dress up this luxurious mac & cheese in a delicious three piece suit of rich béchamel sauce, savory black truffle shavings, and herbed breadcrumbs to have each bite oozing with refinement. Pair this side with an elegant dinner or use it to add a touch of approachable panache to a potluck spread.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  50 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 leeks, sliced thinly
  • ¾ cup shredded gruyere
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Shaved truffles, for serving
Directions
1
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook to al dente according to package instructions, drain, return to the pot and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.
3
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. 
4
In a separate saucepan over low heat, warm the milk. Turn off the heat and whisk the milk into the flour and butter mixture. Return the heat to medium and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Continue to simmer (not boil) for 15 minutes, whisking occasionally. Season with salt.  
5
In a separate skillet, heat the oil. Add the leeks, sprinkle with salt and sauté over medium-high heat until lightly colored but not melted. Remove from the heat. 
6
Combine the leeks, bechamel, gruyere, truffle oil and mozzarella with the cavatappi in a baking dish. Cover with breadcrumbs. 
7
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden on top. Top with shaved truffles to serve.

Luxury Mac & Cheese

black truffles, leeks, herbed breadcrumbs

STARS

Who said comfort food couldn’t be classy? Dress up this luxurious mac & cheese in a delicious three piece suit of rich béchamel sauce, savory black truffle shavings, and herbed breadcrumbs to have each bite oozing with refinement. Pair this side with an elegant dinner or use it to add a touch of approachable panache to a potluck spread.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  50 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 leeks, sliced thinly
  • ¾ cup shredded gruyere
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Shaved truffles, for serving

Directions

1
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook to al dente according to package instructions, drain, return to the pot and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.
3
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. 
4
In a separate saucepan over low heat, warm the milk. Turn off the heat and whisk the milk into the flour and butter mixture. Return the heat to medium and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Continue to simmer (not boil) for 15 minutes, whisking occasionally. Season with salt.  
5
In a separate skillet, heat the oil. Add the leeks, sprinkle with salt and sauté over medium-high heat until lightly colored but not melted. Remove from the heat. 
6
Combine the leeks, bechamel, gruyere, truffle oil and mozzarella with the cavatappi in a baking dish. Cover with breadcrumbs. 
7
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden on top. Top with shaved truffles to serve.