Chef Mila’s Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese with Truffle Oil

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Chef Mila’s Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese with Truffle Oil

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.  In a large pan or skillet, heat the oil and sauté onions till clear.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or less (do not burn it).  Add mushrooms and combine very well with the onion/garlic mixture.

Cook for about 3 minutes.  Add fresh herbs, brandy and chicken broth.  Cook a little more until all the liquid is all evaporated. In a separate pan add butter and flour. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes until it gets a paste-like consistency. Slowly add the milk and keep mixing, adding more milk until it’s gone. Season with salt & pepper. Add the cheese and mix well.

Putting it together: Add the mushroom mixture into the cream cheese mixture.  Combine very well.  Add this mixture to your cooked pasta and make sure all pasta is coated with the mixture.  Place pasta into a baking dish, top with bread crumbs and parsley.  Bake until the dish is hot and the crumbs are golden brown ( about 10-12 minutes). Drizzle some truffle oil on top before serving.  Hope you enjoy it as much all my customers and friends do. They go crazy for it!!!

Total time: 1 hour                                                                                                   
Serves: 4-6

1 pound cooked fusilli or farfalle pasta (your choice )
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups sliced wild mushrooms (fresh or dried) If using dried, pre-soak them in hot water for 15 minutes
1 tablespoon diced shallots or onions
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs( thyme, sage) or 1/2 tablespoon dried herbs
1/4 cup brandy
1/4cup chicken broth
1/4cup bread crumbs
A handful of chopped parsley
Truffle oil to drizzle on top of the dish
For the cream cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons of good butter
3 tablespoons white flour
2 cups milk ( your choice )
1/2 to 1 cup of grated cheese ( Fontina, Parmesan ,Swiss, mozzarella ) Trader Joe’s has a cheese called Quattro Formaggio which is excellent for this dish .

By |2012-05-08T18:13:13+00:00May 8th, 2012|Entertaining & Healthy Living, Food, Recipe|7 Comments

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  1. Barbara McGraw May 10, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Mila, Can’t wait to try this recipe for my blog. I’ll be adding it to my “mushroom monday” category and giving you full credit, of course. Happy cooking, Barbara

    • Mila Payne May 10, 2012 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Thanks Barbara ,

      This dish is one of my customers favorite . Looks like it is hard to make it but it is very simple . Hope you enjoy it .
      Got anU tube now . Go to Rogers Garden videos and you can se me cooking .
      Take care ,
      Chef Mila

  2. Dota 2 Strategy May 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this web site.

    • Mila Payne May 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks but next it time would be nice to add your name.
      This pasta dish is a favorite of customers and friends. Try it .
      I think you will love it .

  3. Ocean Paddler May 30, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Oooohhh mac & cheese in truffle oil!!! This looks heavenly. Would like to try this with the kids! Or maybe just for us adults? I bet the kids won’t mind the truffle.

  4. Emily June 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Mila!
    What temp should the oven be and how long do you keep the pasta with all of the fixings in the oven???

    Can’t wait to cook this at home! This was my favorite dish you’ve brought in.


    • Mila Payne June 21, 2012 at 12:54 am - Reply

      Dear Emily ,
      So sorry , I think my husband forgot the temp . 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown .
      You can call me anytime . 949 5159031

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