15 Truffle oil sauce recipe guides: When you want to go gourmet

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make your sauces stand out?

Would it be nice to make a creamy, delicious sauce that will wow your dinner guests?

With truffle oil, you can do all that and so much more!

You might not have ever thought of putting truffle oil in your sauces before, but it’s a great way to incorporate the impressive taste of truffle in any meal you choose to make. Many restaurants have taken to using truffle oil in their sauces to give them a whole extra level of flavor and make them truly memorable. Now you can join them, too, with the recipes in this article!

I’ve done the legwork to find the best tried and true truffle oil sauce recipe to help you get started cooking right away. All of the recipes listed in this article are easy and can be prepared with ingredients you can find in any local market or specialty shop. Whether you’re a very experienced home cook who has used truffle oil many times before or this will be your first time cooking with this great ingredient, these recipes are perfect for you.

At the end of the article, I’ll also give you a little insight into my favorite of these recipes. Although all 15 of these impressive recipes are great options for your favorite dinners, there are a couple that really stand out!

No matter what you’re looking to prepare, there’s a truffle oil sauce out there for you. Look through this list, pick your favorite, and great ready to enjoy an incredible topping that will knock your socks off.

It’s time to make some truffle sauce!

1. Simple White Truffle Sauce

Try out this delicious truffle sauce recipe when you want to make something that isn’t too hard to put together. It’s a great solution for anyone looking for a basic recipe to work with and tweak to personal preferences. Although it has a handful of ingredients involved, it’s easy to change them around and add your own favorite flavors to make this easy recipe something that works with any dinner you might plan to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

​Cook Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup white truffle oil
  • ½ pound room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Procedure

1. Add butter and truffle oil together in a small mixing bowl. Stir well to incorporate the truffle flavor throughout the butter.

2. Add butter to a piece of plastic wrap and roll up tightly. Place in the refrigerator until just firming up.

3. When butter has firmed, add shallots, white wine, and garlic to a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

4. Add salt and white pepper to taste.

5. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.

6. Add cream and stir well to combine. Cook for 1 minute more.

7. Cut butter into 1-inch pieces and turn heat to medium-low.

8. Whisk butter into mixture one piece at a time.

9. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring, for 1 minute to thicken slightly.

10. Serve.

2. Creamy Truffle Sauce

Try this delicious recipe when you want to upgrade your basic sauce a little bit more. Although this recipe might not seem very complicated, rest assured that you can use it to create some of the best truffle oil sauce you’ve ever tasted. It’s got the perfect balance of acidity and creaminess to help bring out the taste of the truffle oil without letting it overpower the sauce. Best of all, it highlights your entrée no matter what you serve it with.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups canola oil
  • 5 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1-1/4 tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp. black pepper
  • 2oz white truffle oil

Procedure

1. After egg yolks come to room temperature, whisk them along with 1 tbsp water in a small bowl.

2. Whisk canola oil into the egg yolks very slowly to emulsify.

3. Add ½ cup of lukewarm water slowly and whisk into the mixture gently with lemon juice to thin out as needed.

4. Once sauce is creamy and thickened to your liking, whisk in truffle oil along with salt and black pepper.

5. If you need to thin the sauce, add more lukewarm water a little bit at a time.

6. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste.

7. Serve.

3. Alfredo Truffle Oil Sauce

Sometimes you just need a nice Alfredo sauce to serve with your perfectly cooked pasta. With this recipe, you’ll never to wonder again how to make the best possible sauce to pair with your favorite entrée. Alfredo sauce works best when served with pasta and chicken, but it can go just as well over other entrees too. Try your favorite Italian style dish topped with this smooth sauce for the best flavor imaginable.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Alfredo Truffle Oil Sauce

source: http://chezus.com/2014/12/20/truffle-alfredo-sauce/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 5oz fresh grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp white truffle oil
  • Optionally, shaved black truffles for topping

Procedure

1. Add cream and butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Stir occasionally and bring to a gentle boil.

3. Remove mixture from heat.

4. Stir in Parmesan cheese and truffle oil.

5. Taste and adjusting seasoning with salt and black pepper as desired.

6. Whisk mixture until smooth and creamy.

7. If desired, gently stir in black truffle shavings.

4. Truffle Oil Aioli

When you need a thinner sauce to serve alongside snacks and meals other than pasta, look no further than this delicious truffle oil aioli. Serve it with French fries, fresh veggies, or anything else you enjoy dipping. Although this is a much thinner sauce than most of the other recipes on this list, it still makes for a delicious side serving to go along with just about any of your favorite snacks. It even works nicely as a salad dressing for something a little different!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Truffle Oil Aioli

source: https://www.lifesambrosia.com/truffle-aioli-recipe/

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks separated
  • 3 tbsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Add garlic, salt, egg yolks, and lemon juice to a food processor and cover tightly.

2. Process on low or medium until the garlic has become minced and the mixture is smooth.

3. Turn off and scrape the sides.

4. Cover again and turn on low to process slowly.

5. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and truffle oil while the mixture processes.

6. Continue until mixture is slightly thin.

7. Season to taste with salt and pepper as desired.

8. Serve.

5. Holiday Truffle Sauce

Try out this incredible truffle oil sauce if you’re looking for a really fancy way to impress your holiday dinner guests. This is especially nice for a New Year’s Eve meal since it utilizes champagne (or sparkling wine) as one of its main ingredients. This recipe is for a fully baked pasta dish, but if you like you can simply make the sauce and skip the baking step with the noodles included. Just leave off the noodles and stop cooking before you place the pan in the oven.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

​Cook Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Holiday Truffle Sauce

source: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/one-pan-baked-champagne-cream-sauce-fettuccine-truffle-oil/

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4oz room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 cup champagne or sparkling wine
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 pound of fettuccine pasta
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp black truffle oil
  • Fresh chopped parsley to taste

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until warm. Choose a pot that has a lid or use a Dutch oven instead.

3. Add butter and cook until melted.

4. Add sage and garlic and cook until the sage is crispy.

5. Add cream and cream cheese. Stir until smooth and well combined.

6. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until very creamy.

7. Add gorgonzola, champagne, nutmeg, and black pepper if desired. Stir again to combine well.

8. Whisk well until cheese is melted.

9. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.

10. Add pasta noodles and put the lid on the pot.

11. Let boil until noodles are about half cooked.

12. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

13. Stir to combine flavors well and season to taste with salt and pepper.

14. Add truffle oil and stir to combine well again.

15. Top with parsley and serve.

6. Balsamic Truffle Sauce

With only a few ingredients, this recipe is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. It works especially nicely over red meat entrees. Try it next time over filet mignon for a very impressive dish. This sauce, although very easy to make, is sure to make your dinner guests feel like they’re being served something very fancy and high-class. The levels of flavor in this recipe are truly impressive!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Balsamic Truffle Sauce

source: http://www.food.com/recipe/filet-mignons-with-balsamic-pan-sauce-and-truffle-oil-326437

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Black truffle oil to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Procedure

1. Add vinegar to a small pan over medium-high heat.

2. Cook and stir gently until bubbling and slightly reduced.

3. Remove vinegar from heat and whisk butter into the hot vinegar.

4. Continue whisking until very smooth.

5. Add truffle oil and whisk again.

6. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

7. Serve.

7. Black Truffle Oil Sauce

If you love the flavor of black truffles, you’re sure to enjoy this delicious, smooth and creamy sauce recipe. This tasty sauce has a lot of flavor and since you can optionally include pieces of real black truffle, you can dress this one up really beautifully! Remember that the pieces of truffle are optional so you don’t have to worry too much about not having the budget to create this sauce. Just use them if you have them, or use jarred truffle pieces if you’re able to find those instead.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

​Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cup chopped fine shallot
  • 1 leek with pale green and white parts finely chopped
  • 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 large sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp black truffle oil
  • Optionally, 1oz finely chopped black truffles

Procedure

1. After chopping leeks, wash in cold water and let drain.

2. Add to a large heavy saucepan along with shallot and garlic.

3. Cover and steam over low heat for 6 minutes. Do not add any extra water.

4. Add thyme, wine, and optional truffle pieces.

5. Remove lid and boil until liquid has evaporated or about 15 minutes.

6. Add chicken stock and boil about 20 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups.

7. Add cream and whisk occasionally until smooth and reduced to about 3 cups.

8. Press through a sieve to remove solids and reserve liquid.

9. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

10. Stir in truffle oil.

11. Serve.

8. Truffle Sauce for Filled Pasta

This twist on the basic truffle oil sauce recipe makes for the perfect topping for any filled pasta. Because the flavors are so rich and creamy, it works well with just about any type of filling you might want to prepare, and any type of pasta too! It’s especially nice when your pasta is filled with a veggie mixture, and since the sauce features black truffle oil as one of its main ingredients, it pairs well with mushroom stuffed pasta too.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Truffle Sauce for Filled Pasta

source: http://cookswithcocktails.com/fresh-butternut-squash-ravioli/

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup cold butter cut into pieces
  • ½ tsp black truffle oil

Procedure

1. Add vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add white wine and stir.

3. Cook until the liquid is turning into a syrup.

4. Turn heat to low and add the cream. Stir carefully and cook gently to keep it from curdling.

5. Whisk in butter one cut piece at a time until blended into the mixture. Do not let the mixture boil at all.

6. Add lemon juice and stir.

7. Add truffle oil and stir again to combine well.

8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

9 Serve.

9. Mushroom Truffle Sauce

Nothing tastes as great with truffle oil as mushrooms do! With this perfect combination, you’re sure to enjoy any recipe you plan to prepare. Serve it over pork or red meat for an excellent flavor sensation that the whole family is sure to love. This makes for a very nice dinner that works well for a family style Sunday night meal or something a little more formal for those special occasions in life.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Ingredients

  • 18 dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 tbsp softened salted butter
  • 4 tsp white truffle oil divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp finely chopped shallots

Procedure

1. Soak porcini mushrooms in 1-1/2 cup hot water until softened.

2. When finished, drain mushrooms and reserve their liquid.

3. Cut the mushrooms into small pieces and set aside.

4. In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp truffle oil with flour and all of the butter. Set aside.

5. Place 2 tsp truffle oil and all of the olive oil in a small skillet and heat over medium.

6. Add shallots and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

7. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute longer.

8. Pour in the mushroom liquid and scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan to deglaze.

9. Bring mixture to a boil.

10. Whisk in butter and flour mixture until smooth and combined.

11. Cook and stir to thicken slightly.

12. Add remaining truffle oil and stir.

13. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.

14. Serve.

10. Beurre Blanc Truffle Sauce

This is a sauce with a fancy name but not a lot of complicated flavors going on. As a matter of fact, it’s a very gentle, simple sauce that can be dressed up to your liking with extra herbs, spices, or any other flavors you’d like to incorporate. Start with this base for a great topping for seafood. Serve it in a small bowl with scallops, shrimp, or other types of shellfish on top for a simple dish with a lot of comforting flavors.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Beurre Blanc Truffle Sauce

source: http://rouxbe.com/recipes/2234-seared-scallops-with-truffle-beurre-blanc

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 tsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Cut cold butter into small pieces and set aside.

2. Warm a saucepan over medium heat.

3. Add wine and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and let wine simmer until reduced by two-thirds and syrupy in texture.

4. Turn heat to very low and whisk in butter, working with one piece at a time. Do not go too fast or your sauce will split.

5. Season with salt and white pepper. Stir to combine flavors.

6. Cook over very low heat, stirring often, to thicken slightly and become creamy.

7. Finely chop chives and stir into sauce.

8. Add truffle oil and whisk to combine flavors very well.

9. Cook for about 1 minute more to thicken if desired.

10. Serve.

11. Port Truffle Sauce

Who doesn’t love a little wine in a great sauce? This is a tasty sauce with a bit of sweetness from the port wine that makes it perfect for serving with red meat. It also tastes great with the right chicken dishes, so don’t be afraid to play around with it and see how it works for you. If you like a little more rosemary in your sauce, feel free to add more than a sprig to season this flavorful sauce to your liking.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • ¾ cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Finely mince shallot and garlic clove.

2. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until warm.

3. Add minced shallot and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring often.

4. Add port wine and use to deglaze the pan by scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

5. Add rosemary sprig.

6. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until reduced by half and somewhat syrupy.

7. Add beef stock and bring to a boil again.

8. Simmer again until reduced by half once more.

9. Strain sauce through a fine mesh sieve to remove solids. Discard solids and reserve liquids.

10. Add sauce back to hot pan and turn as low as possible.

11. Add 2 tbsp butter a little bit at a time. Whisk well to combine thoroughly after each piece of butter.

12. Add white truffle oil slowly while whisking well.

13. Cook and whisk on low until sauce has thickened slightly and become silky in texture.

14. Serve.

13. Truffle Pesto

Don’t forget pesto when you’re looking for excellent sauces to serve with your favorite ingredients! Pesto is delicious when spread on stuffed sandwiches or served inside pita pockets. It goes nicely with many different types of food and can be prepared in almost no time. Try this truffle pesto on many different sandwiches, whether hot or cold. It’s especially nice when served as part of a fancy brunch meal!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Truffle Pesto

source: http://garlicmatters.com/pesto-with-truffle-oil/

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white truffle oil
  • 3-1/2oz fresh basil
  • 1oz fresh parsley
  • 1oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1oz walnuts
  • 1 tbsp white truffle oil
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Procedure

1. Roughly chop basil and parsley.

2. Dice walnuts if they are very large.

3. Grate cheese freshly.

4. Mince garlic cloves.

5. Add all ingredients to a large blender or food processor.

6. Cover and pulse on high until ingredients are all blended and chopped into a pesto consistency.

7. Chill if desired before using.

8. Serve.

14. Ricotta Truffle Sauce

A little bit of ricotta in your favorite creamy sauce can give it a sweet smoothness that can’t be beaten. This is a versatile sauce that works just as well over vegetables as it does over chicken or pork. It might not hold up as well to red meat, but it’s perfect for fish and seafood too. Although this recipe doesn’t include very many ingredients, you’re sure to be surprised by the depth of flavor you can create with this delicious sauce.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Ingredients

  • 2oz butter
  • 4 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • ½ lemon zested
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2oz white truffle oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Procedure

1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and warm.

2. Add butter and cook until melted.

3. Add lemon zest and stir.

4. Add parsley, ricotta, and salt and pepper to taste.

5. Cook and stir until ricotta has melted well and sauce is becoming creamy.

6. Drizzle with truffle oil and stir again.

7. Taste and season with salt and black pepper as needed.

8. Cook and stir until thickened slightly.

9. Serve.

15. Truffled Guacamole

Did you know that guacamole can be used effectively as a sauce too? With this easy recipe, you can put together a delicious batch of fresh guacamole to spread over your favorite sandwiches. Use it as a dipping sauce for homemade tortilla chips for a healthy and indulgent snack, or make it the forefront of your meal by topping a salad with this delicious combination of fresh ingredients. Be sure to use ripe avocados, but don’t choose any that have gotten too soft and overripe either.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

​Cook Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: 2

Truffled Guacamole

source: http://www.omgoliveoils.com/white-truffle-guacamole/

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 5 avocados
  • ½ red onion
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 limes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Chop tomatoes into cubes.

2. Peel avocados and remove pits. Dice into cubes.

3. Finely chop green onion, red onion, and cilantro.

4. Juice limes and mince garlic.

5. Add avocado to a large bowl and mash well until as smooth as you like using a fork.

6. Add tomatoes, red onions, green onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and truffle oil.

7. Taste and season with salt and cayenne pepper.

8. Stir again to combine flavors well.

9. Serve cold or at room temperature.

16. Chive Truffle Sauce

For a really fancy variation on the traditional creamy white truffle oil sauce, give this yummy recipe a try. It tastes excellent served with any type of meat, and it’s surprisingly nice over a batch of perfectly cooked asparagus as well. Although the flavors may seem simple, they’re actually quite intricate, and the gentle flavor of chives throughout the sauce gives it a little burst of extra taste that makes it work well with many types of Italian cooking particularly.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

​Cook Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 sliced shallot
  • Olive oil
  • 1oz white truffle oil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp minced chives
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Procedure

1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high until warm.

2. Add shallots and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

3. Add vinegar and wine. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by 90 percent.

4. Add cream and reduce by ¾ while stirring.

5. Remove mixture from heat and vigorously whisk in truffle oil and cold sliced butter until combined.

6. Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk again to combine well.

7. Add lemon juice to taste. You might not need all of the lemon juice.

8. Strain mixture and reserve liquid. Discard any solids.

9. Stir in chives and keep warm until ready to eat.

10. Serve.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are tons of delicious sauce recipes out there just waiting for you to discover them! You can prepare just about any type of sauce you’re looking for by incorporating truffle oil into the mixture. When you add truffle oil to a sauce, you get an extra level of creamy texture along with plenty of flavors that will surprise and delight you with every bite. Truffle oil is an intense ingredient, however, so be careful not to overdo it when you add it to your favorite sauce recipe, or you’ll taste nothing but truffle!

When it comes to picking the right sauce recipe, it can be tough to pick the perfect one to fit your needs. Of course, if you’re looking for recommendations, I have a few! Depending on what you’re looking for, you might prefer one of my top two favorites from this list.

For a sauce that’s a little bit different from the usual, try the Truffle Pesto. This is a very simple sauce that only requires a blender or a food processor and can be made with no cooking over heat. It tastes great on many different dishes, and you can even stir into pasta if you’re looking for something unique. It’s cheap and easy to prepare on a whim, too!

For a more traditional sauce, go for the Mushroom Truffle Sauce recipe instead. This is a tasty, creamy recipe that makes dishes really stand out. It works nicely on many different types of meat and can be served over pasta alone as well for a meatless meal. The flavors that work together in this recipe build a delicious taste profile that you’re sure to enjoy.

No matter which sauce you choose to make, you will surely love the taste you get from using truffle oil along with traditional sauce ingredients. Any of these excellent recipes can help you create something that will make your entrees come alive with flavor. Whether you’re looking to top steak, chicken, pasta, vegetables, seafood, or even something like sandwiches or salads, there’s a delicious truffle oil sauce out there for you.

Pick your favorite and head to the kitchen. It’s time to start making a sauce!

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