Four-Cheese Truffled Macaroni and Cheese


This is one of my favorite things to make once the weather gets a chill in the air. It's great for cheese-lovers (like myself) and works great as leftovers or at dinner parties! Truffle oil has by far been one of the best culinary purchases I have made. One little bottle has lasted me a year, and can be used with so many things, like this recipe. Top with a pinch of truffle salt!

close up view of Four-Cheese Truffled Macaroni and Cheese in a glass baking dish
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package cavatappi (corkscrew macaroni)

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup flour

  • 5 ½ cups milk, divided

  • 2 ½ cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook cavatappi in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Whisk flour into butter until mixture has a thick, paste-like consistency, about 30 seconds. Slowly whisk 2 cups milk into butter-flour mixture until smooth. Stir in remaining milk, increase heat to medium high, and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick and almost boiling, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Stir Gouda cheese, Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese into milk mixture until cheese melts and cheese sauce is smooth. Fold cavatappi into cheese sauce; pour mixture into prepared baking dish.

  5. Stir remaining Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs together in a small bowl. Sprinkle bread crumbs mixture over cavatappi mixture and drizzle truffle oil over the top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

565 Calories
31g Fat
43g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 565
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 700mg 54%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 260mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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