Truffles With Pasta

White bowl filled with truffles with pasta.

The combination of Black Truffles With Pasta is simply sublime. The rich flavor of truffles paired with pasta, butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese is divine. This truffled pasta recipe is ready in only 20 minutes and makes the perfect meal for special occasions and date nights.

Truffled Pasta

The flavor of truffled butter creates an earthy, pungent and musky flavor; it’s similar to other common wild mushrooms, but more rich and deep in flavor. It’s nicknamed “black gold” for good reason. The best part? You don’t need to use fresh truffles to pull off this pasta dish. I’ve made this for years using inexpensive, yet delicious, truffle oil.

Leftover truffles, or truffle oil, can be thrown into this Mushroom Sauce for steak or Mushroom Ravioli recipe.  

Bowl of truffled pasta.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • More economical than ordering at your favorite restaurant. Plus you don’t need expensive real truffles to make it.
  • Adaptable to your needs. Throw in chicken or spinach for more protein and nutrients. 
  • Ready in under 20 minutes, start to finish!
Labeled photo showing ingredients needed to make truffles with pasta.

Ingredients

The simple ingredients to make pasta with black truffles is short and sweet:

  • Pasta (Your favorite dried or fresh pasta)
  • Black Truffles
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Parmesan Cheese or Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Butter
  • Salt and Black Pepper

Any leftover truffles can be used to make Truffled Salt.

Types of Truffles

For truffle pasta recipes, there are a variety of different truffles you can use, depending on your budget, the season, and what you have access to. Fresh truffles, truffles in olive oil, or truffle paste will work. You can even use whole truffles, shaved truffles or truffle zest. Prefer white truffles or white truffle oil? Feel free to use, no edits required. 

If fresh truffles are out of your budget, just use high-quality truffle oil instead and forego the expensive truffles. 

Hand shaving a black truffle into a white bowl.

Where To Buy

Black truffles in olive oil are widely available in high-end grocery stores or specialty markets. Fresh black truffles are harder to locate, depending on your location. I opt for ordering on Amazon for ease and access limitations. Here’s the exact brand I usually order, however they have a slew of options.

Truffles With Pasta

Here’s a quick overview to making black truffle pasta with helpful step-by-step photos for those who are visual learners like yours truly.

Prepare The Pasta – Boil a large pot of water and add the pasta. Cook until al dente and save a cup of the cooking water.

Prepare The Truffle Pasta Sauce – Melt the butter and add the truffles and garlic to make the black truffle sauce.  

Silver saucepan with melted butter and garlic.

Coat The Pasta – Toss in the cooked pasta and add the pasta water until you desired consistency is achieved. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Silver saucepan with cooked noodles inside.

Plate and Serve – Drizzle the pasta with truffle oil (optional if you have it), shave fresh Parmesan cheese and truffles over the top and serve immediately for best flavor and texture.

white bowl with pasta inside.

Expert Tips

  • Use high-quality ingredients when making truffle oil pasta as there are only a few ingredients. 
  • Don’t buy pre-shredded cheese. It’s coated with ingredients that will make the sauce chunky vs creamy.
  • Don’t overcook the noodles or sauce. It will greatly affect the final texture of the dish. It’s best to cook the sauce over medium heat or lower.

Variations

  • Use homemade pasta if that’s your jam. Fresh tagliatelle would be amazing in this black truffle pasta recipe. Or you can throw some in this delicious Black Garlic Pasta.
  • Shave some truffle cheese over the top before serving truffles with pasta. 
  • Don’t add black truffle oil to the dish while cooking as it’s meant to be a finishing oil. The heat will kill the truffle flavor.
  • Slice extra truffles over the top before serving for added truffle-goodness!
  • Throw in a splash of white wine if you enjoy the flavor in pasta. 
Pasta twirled on a fork.

Side Dish Ideas

While truffles with pasta is perfect as a stand alone main dish, you can always serve next to crab legs, lobster tails, shrimp and/or serve with garlic bread and side salad.

Black Truffle Recipes

Need more uses for your black truffles other than this truffle mushroom pasta recipe? Here are a few of my favorite black truffle recipes:

  • Truffle Mashed Potatoes (Coming Soon!)
  • Truffle Risotto
  • Truffle Honey (Coming Soon!)
  • Truffle Aioli (Coming Soon!)
  • Truffle Popcorn (Coming Soon!)
Truffle butter in a small white bowl.

Drink Pairings

Here are a few wines that pair well with truffles with pasta: Pinot Noir, Barolo, Chardonnay or my personal favorite Champagne. Champagne adds a luxurious touch and the bubbles cut through the richness of the pasta. 

White bowl filled with truffles with pasta.

Truffles with Pasta

The combination of Black Truffles With Pasta is simply sublime. The rich flavor of truffles paired with pasta, butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese is divine. This truffled pasta recipe is ready in only 20 minutes and makes the perfect meal for special occasions and date nights.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $20

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta noodles ((*Note 1))
  • 4 oz Butter
  • 1 oz black truffle ((*Note 2))
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese or parmigiano reggiano, freshly grated
  • Optional Garnish: chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente (reference the back of the pasta package for exact cook time). Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
    8 oz pasta noodles
  • While the pasta is cooking, pre-heat a large skillet over low heat and add the butter. Once melted, add 3/4 of the grated truffles and garlic. Stir well and remove from heat.
    4 oz Butter, 1 oz black truffle, 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the truffle butter and gently toss to coat. Add reserved pasta water, 1 tbsp. at a time until your desired consistency is achieved.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to individual serving bowl, top with the rest of the grated truffles and grated parmesan cheese and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
    sea salt, to taste, black pepper, to taste, ½ cup parmesan cheese or parmigiano reggiano, freshly grated

Notes

Note 1 – Use your favorite pasta. Spaghetti, linguine and tagliatelle are great options. 
Note 2 – Fresh truffles, truffles in olive oil, or truffle paste will work. You can even use whole truffles, shaved truffles or truffle zest. 
If fresh truffles are out of your budget, just use high-quality truffle oil instead and forego the expensive truffles. 

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 806IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg
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