Earthy. Umami. Sophisticated... Recipes with truffle oil almost always seem gourmet. Whether you've bought a batch and are unsure how to use it or you've just made my homemade version and are in a hurry to try it these recipes are the perfect places to experiment.
How to Use Truffle Oil
There are several ways to update recipes with truffle oil flavor!
- Drizzle over the top just before serving
- Substitute for a little of the oil or butter called for in the recipe
- Saute vegetables in it
- Add a few drops to the top of a savory cocktail like a Bloody Mary
Update Your Recipes with Truffle Oil
Here are a few recipes that I've used truffle with to inspire you and get you started. Most of them don't call for truffle oil in the actual ingredients - generally I like to just drizzle about a teaspoon on top of a dish before I serve it.
I'll make notes in the links how to add this amazing flavor to each recipe.
Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is classic! When I make the breadcrumbs for the top I like to replace about 1 teaspoon of the butter with truffle oil.
Easy Shepherd's Pie
This shepherd's pie is unique because it uses leftover roast beef instead of ground meat. Adding a teaspoon of truffle oil to the gravy makes it even more delicious!
Penne Pasta with Smoked Gouda
Oh my gosh, y'all. This is a great recipe with truffle oil!
The flavors. Smoky, rich, salty, piquant... and when you add a drizzle of truffle oil to the top just before serving?
Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Truffle Oil
Take your classic green bean casserole and add a teaspoon or so of truffle oil to the sauce. All of a sudden it sings with flavor. Mom won't recognize it!
I think a good fried potatoes recipe is one of the most versatile dishes on the planet. They can be a side dish for ANY meal and, when you add a little protein to the pan, they can be a hearty main course. Sometimes I stir in a teaspoon of my homemade truffle oil just before removing the pan from the heat.
Beef Tips and Gravy
When you are thinking about recipes with truffle oil this one should be on your list. You can either add the oil to the pan when sauteeing the vegetables or add it to the simmering sauce. Either way it's droolworthy.
Level Up Your Meatloaf Recipes with Truffle Oil
Add a teaspoon of truffle oil to the glaze on this for a meatloaf everyone is going to be talking about for a long time -- in a good way!
The zing of truffle is unexpected here and I just LOVE it! Add a teaspoon or more to the gravy while simmering the chicken.
Hot Turkey Sandwich
This is one for those of you that remember good diner food and the Blue Plate Special! I love these old fashioned sandwiches because they are so quick and easy... a drizzle of truffle oil just before serving makes it gourmet.
Adding truffle oil to the garlic butter for these garlic knots? Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. You don't need much - just a few drops to your own taste.