13 Black truffle oil recipes: Bread, Salmon, Duck and More!

Do you want something hearty and delicious to enjoy?

Are you looking for a great way to flavor your food and keep it interesting at the same time?

Look no further than black truffle oil!

Black truffle oil is a hearty and robust ingredient that tastes great on a variety of different foods. In this article, I’ll give you plenty of recipes using black truffle oil to help you get started learning how to incorporate it into your regular cooking. I’ll also give you a quick crash course in this ingredient so you know what to expect when you start using it more often.

No matter what type of black truffle oil recipes you’re looking for, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something to suit your needs among those listed below. There’s something for everyone here, including seafood, poultry, side dishes, and even desserts. You’ll be amazed at what you can make with black truffle oil as a key ingredient!

So what are you waiting for? We’ve got a lot of recipes to check out, so let’s get started.

All About Black Truffle Oil

In this section, I’ll give you a quick crash course in black truffle oil to help you better understand how to use it. When you’re ready to start making black truffle olive oil recipes, you’ll know a little bit more about this great ingredient.

How is it made?

Black truffle oil is made one of two ways. Authentic black truffle oil is made with high-quality extra virgin olive oil that is infused with pieces of real black truffles. These pieces are either diced, shaved or grated directly into the oil to give it the taste of truffles in a natural way.

Synthetic black truffle oil is made by infusing olive oil with manmade chemicals that are designed to mirror the flavor of the natural gas produced by truffles. The flavor of synthetic truffle oil might not be as powerful as that of authentic truffle oil, but it is always more affordable. It’s up to you which type you use in your recipes with black truffle oil.

What does it taste like?

Black truffle oil has a mineral and earthy flavor, not unlike that of mushrooms. It has a little bit of a tinny aftertaste and aroma, and it can even be compared to red wine, especially if you have an authentic oil. Of course it also still tastes a bit like the olive oil base that is used in its production, so you can enjoy a well-rounded flavor from this oil.

Where can I buy it?

You can find black truffle oil in specialty markets that serve gourmet cooking ingredients, as well as in upscale grocery stores. Check the shelves near the extra virgin olive oil if you’re shopping for this product in person. Online, you can find truffle oil through well-known truffle vendors as well as through online marketplaces. Online prices may be cheaper but may also charge shipping.

1. Onion Truffle Oil Soup

If you’re looking for a delicious way to incorporate black truffle oil into your brunch, this soup is easily the way to go. This is one of the best black truffle oil recipes Food Network has to offer. It’s great for brunches, but of course, it’s also nice to enjoy on your own. No matter when the craving for a hearty bowl of soup strikes, let this recipe fill your needs.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Difficulty: 3


  • 4 thickly sliced shallots
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 6 peeled cloves of garlic
  • 6 peeled Vidalia onions
  • 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1-1/2 quart chicken stock or broth
  • 2 tsp black truffle oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat on the stovetop.

2. Add shallots and cook for 3 minutes while stirring.

3. Add thyme, garlic, onions, salt, pepper, and chicken stock.

4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

6. Cover with aluminum foil and with the lid to the Dutch oven.

7. Place Dutch oven in the oven and cook for 4 hours.

8. Remove and discard thyme.

9. Pour the soup into a blender, working in batches if need be.

10. Puree while adding cold butter a little bit at a time to incorporate.

11. Reheat in the Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.

12. Adjust salt and black pepper as needed.

13. Drizzle with black truffle oil and serve.

2. Truffle Oil Mashed Potatoes

It’s no secret that mashed potatoes go well with just about anything. Whether you’re looking for the perfect fancy side to serve with your favorite cut of steak or you’re seeking a way to get even the pickiest eaters in the family interested in trying something made with truffle oil, this unique and tasty recipe is here to help. Serve it up alongside just about any main course for an out of this world flavor you’re sure to enjoy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 2


  • 1-1/2 cups light cream
  • 3 pounds of red potatoes diced well
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp black truffle oil


1. Place diced potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water by about 1 inch.

2. Bring to a boil over high heat on the stovetop.

3. Boil gently for 25 minutes or until fork tender.

4. Drain and return to heat for 3 minutes over low.

5. In a separate small saucepan, combine butter and cream over medium heat.

6. Melt butter gently into the cream.

7. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes in the larger saucepan.

8. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and cream and butter mixture.

9. Mash again to combine well.

10. Add truffle oil and stir to combine well.

11 Serve.

3. Roasted Truffle Potatoes

Do mashed potatoes not quite fit the overall atmosphere you want to set for your next dinner party? Are you looking for something a little bit different to bring to a potluck? Do you just prefer your potatoes a little bit more whole than mashed? Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a great potato side that doesn’t involve mashing, give this nice recipe a try. You’ll enjoy the robust flavor the black truffle oil adds to these tasty potatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: 2


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 40oz refrigerated potato wedges
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp black truffle oil


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

3. Spread out potatoes onto the lined baking sheet.

4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.

5. Toss to combine well.

6. Bake for 35 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and drizzle with truffle oil.

8. Top with thyme leaves.

9. Toss to combine flavors well.

10. Serve.

4. Grilled Truffle Shrimp

Sometimes, you need the perfect appetizer or light plate to really make your meal pop. You can’t go wrong with shrimp, especially if you’re trying to keep things classy, but did you know that black truffle oil pairs beautifully with shrimp when you use the right recipe? With this recipe, you’ll learn that you don’t always have to flavor your seafood with white truffle oil if you want to enjoy perfect truffle flavor on your shellfish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2


  • 16 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup black truffle oil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh shallots
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Oil a grill rack and preheat the grill to medium-high.

2. If the shrimp aren’t prepared yet, peel and devein them. Leave the tails.

3. Add shrimp to a small, shallow bowl and top with olive oil.

4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator while preparing the rest of the dish.

5. In a separate small bowl, add lemon juice, truffle oil, parsley, and shallot.

6. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and set aside.

7. Season shrimp with salt and black pepper to taste as well.

8. Add to the hot grill rack and cook for 2 minutes on one side.

9. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.

10. Remove from heat and place on a serving platter.

11. Top with half of the black truffle oil mixture.

12. Serve the rest as a dipping sauce to each guest.

5. Homemade Truffle Pizza

Making your own pizza at home might seem like a daunting task, but with the right recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy a warm and gooey bite of delicious homemade dough along with the perfect toppings to make your black truffle oil really shine. Try out this recipe and enjoy the flavors as they combine to create a delicious and high-class taste sensation.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: 4



  • 2-1/4 tsp quick rising yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornmeal
  • Cooking spray


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced thin cremini mushroom caps
  • 2 cups sliced thin shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced thin portabella mushroom caps
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2-1/2oz shredded Fontina cheese, divided
  • 1oz grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black truffle oil


1. Add sugar and yeast to warm water in a large bowl. Stir until both dissolve. Let it stand for 5 minutes.

2. Level off flour into measuring cups.

3. Add 1 cup flour and ¼ tsp salt to yeast and stir until a soft dough begins to form.

4. Turn out onto a floured surface.

5. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth.

6. Add remaining flour a little bit at a time to keep dough from sticking.

7. Add dough to a bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with sprayed plastic wrap.

8. Let rice for 30 minutes in a warm place.

9. Punch down and cover. Let it stand for 5 minutes more.

10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle the cornmeal onto the paper.

11. Roll dough into a large circle and place on the baking sheet.

12. Crimp edges with your fingers to form a crust.

13. Let stand 10 minutes.

14. Preheat oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.

15. Meanwhile, warm olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.

16. Add mushrooms and remaining salt and cook for 7 minutes while stirring.

17. Sprinkle ¼ cup Fontina on the dough.

18. Add mushroom mixture to the dough and arrange evenly.

19. Top with thyme and truffle oil.

20. Top with remaining Fontina and all of the Parmesan cheese.

21. Bake for 15 minutes.

22. Serve.

6. Truffle Scrambled Eggs

One of the most popular ways to enjoy white truffle oil is to mix into some light, fluffy scrambled eggs. The reason white truffle oil is usually used for this simple recipe is because it’s lighter in flavor and doesn’t overpower the taste of the eggs. With this twist on the classic, you’ll learn how to make eggs with black truffle oil and a handful of other impressive ingredients that will take your breakfast to the next level.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 2


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ pitted and diced avocado
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp black truffle oil


1. Add butter to a heavy skillet over medium-low and cook until melted.

2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs together with buttermilk, salt, and black pepper to taste.

3. Be sure the bottom of the skillet has been coated well with butter.

4. Add egg mixture to skillet.

5. Use a rubber spatula to move the egg mixture around, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan as it cooks.

6. Add cheese and truffle oil to eggs and stir to combine.

7. Cook for 30 seconds.

8. Add avocado and adjust seasonings as needed.

9. Cook until no longer runny.

10. Serve.

7. Kale Truffle Oil Salad

Kale has been all the rage for the past few years when it comes to the world of healthy eating. If you’re a big fan of this yummy green leafy vegetable, you’re sure to be on the lookout for unique and delicious ways you can jazz it up with ingredients you may not have ever used before. With this recipe, you’ll be able to prepare a kale side dish that will knock your socks off with amazing truffle flavor!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: 2


  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • ½ large lemon juiced
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp black truffle oil (or more to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Tear kale leaves from stems and chop into small ribbons.

2. Add to a large salad bowl.

3. Grate Parmesan cheese and set aside.

4. Add lemon juice to a small bowl along with Greek yogurt, truffle oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

5. Whisk until smooth. Adjust salt, pepper, and truffle oil as needed.

6. Add Parmesan cheese to the salad bowl and toss to combine.

7. Add dressing and toss well to combine again.

8. Cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

9. Serve.

8. Black Truffle Oil Salmon

Get ready to try one of the most impressive and easy salmon dishes you’ve ever tasted when you prepare this simple recipe! This recipe incorporates just a few ingredients to help you create a minimalistic but very flavorful dish you’re sure to love. Serve it over a bed of rice for a very healthy meal, or pair it with another truffle side dish like roasted potatoes for a full on black truffle oil flavor explosion.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: 3


  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 3 tsp black truffle oil
  • 1 pound of white button mushrooms
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 2 sliced thin cloves of garlic


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Season salmon steaks with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and 1 tsp truffle oil divided. Set aside.

3. Add mushrooms to a large bowl along with remaining truffle oil.

4. Add salt and black pepper to taste along with enough olive oil to coat the mushrooms well.

5. Toss to combine flavors thoroughly.

6. Add mushrooms to the bottom of a greased baking dish.

7. Lay salmon on top of mushrooms.

8. Roast for 20 minutes or until fish is light pink inside.

9. Serve.

9. Cauliflower Truffle Soup

On a cold autumn night, you need a dinner that will warm you up and keep you going strong. You might even want something you can enjoy as leftovers for lunch the next day too, right? With this easy soup recipe, you’ll be able to chow down on a hearty and warming soup that’s flavored with plenty of cheesy and earthy tastes from the black truffle oil that’s incorporated into the mix, along with many other delicious ingredients. Try it the next time you feel a chill in the air!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: 3


  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 chopped stalks of celery
  • 6 cups of diced cauliflower
  • 3 slices chopped bacon
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 slice Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 sliced thin cloves of garlic


1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook bacon until the fat starts to render.

2. Add celery, onion, and garlic.

3. Cover with lid to Dutch oven to turn heat to low.

4. Cook for 20 minutes.

5. Add cauliflower, cheese, and stock. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

6. Turn heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

7. Using an immersion stick blender, puree soup until as smooth as desired.

8. Add cream, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well or puree once more.

9. Add black truffle oil and stir.

10. Serve.

10. Truffle Oil Shoestring Fries

If you’ve been looking around for truffle oil recipes, you’ve probably come across truffle oil fries. You might even have seen them on the menus at some of your favorite restaurants and gastropubs. These fries are easy to make and even easier to enjoy when you get the hang of incorporating truffle oil into the recipe. Below, you’ll have directions for how to prepare a true culinary experience the next time you crave French fries.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3


  • 2 washed and dried russet potatoes
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp black truffle oil
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooking spray
  • Canola oil


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Slice potatoes very thinly into long strips with a mandolin or sharp knife. Be careful if using a knife.

3. Add slices to a lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.

4. Bake for 8 minutes. Let stand at room temperature.

5. Line a separate baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.

6. In a medium deep pot, add 2 inches of canola oil.

7. Heat oil until a candy thermometer reads 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

8. Add fries in batches and fry in the hot oil for 5 minutes or until browned.

9. Remove with a slotted spoon or tongs to the paper towels.

10. While still hot, season with salt and pepper to taste.

11. When all fries are cooked, add to a large paper bag with truffle oil and parsley.

12. Shake to combine flavors well.

13. Serve.

11. Braised Truffle Duck

Are you looking for a very hearty and rugged way to incorporate black truffle oil into your meals? With this unique recipe for braised duck, you’ll be able to discover the way black truffle oil blends with the fatty flavors of duck to create a unique combination you’ll never forget. This is a simple recipe with a lot of complex flavors and ingredients going on. Be sure to give yourself enough time to prepare it, especially if you’ve never worked with duck before.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: hours

Difficulty: 4


  • 1 whole duck
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • 2 minced shallots
  • 1 peeled and quartered apple
  • 2oz sweet cream butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup cognac
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 32oz vegetable stock
  • Black truffle oil to taste


1. Rise duck and dry well inside and out.

2. Remove wing joints and set aside.

3. Season the duck well with salt and pepper inside and out.

4. Add to a Dutch oven and stuff with apple pieces.

5. Pierce skin with a knife all over.

6. Rub with cognac all over and pour some inside the duck as well.

7. Rub with truffle oil all over.

8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

9. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.

10. Add shallots and cook until golden.

11. Rinse duck giblets and pat dry. Cut into small pieces.

12. Cut duck neck into thirds.

13. Add giblets, neck, and wing tips to saucepan with butter and cook until browned.

14. Add vegetable stock, sage, and bay leaf.

15. Simmer until reduced by half to create a braising liquid.

16. Pour braising liquid into the Dutch oven and cover with the lid.

17. Cook duck for 1-1/2 hours.

18. Serve.

19. If desired, add duck carcass and bones after eating to the Dutch oven to cover with more vegetable stock. Simmer for 1 hour, skim fat from the top and remove the bones. This will create a duck stock to use as needed.

12. Pistachio Truffle Cake

Did you know black truffle oil could even be used in desserts? The savory flavor of this oil balances the sweetness of certain types of desserts beautifully. With this cake recipe, you can prepare an incredible chocolate pistachio cake that utilizes black truffle oil to make the frosting into an amazing tasting experience.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: hours

Difficulty: 5



  • 8oz chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup very hot water


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups softened unsalted butter
  • 1 can pistachio nut paste
  • 1 cup white sugar


  • 8oz chopped semisweet chocolate
  • ¼ tsp black truffle oil or more to taste
  • 1-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4oz ground pistachios


1. For cakes, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper.

3. Add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until smooth.

4. Add butter to a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy with an electric mixer.

5. Add sugar and beat to combine.

6. Add eggs one at a time and beat to combine.

7. Stir in vanilla and chocolate.

8. Sift cocoa powder, flour, sea salt, and flour together into a large bowl.

9. Alternate adding dry mixture and buttermilk while beating gently. Begin and end with dry mixture.

10. Run the mixer constantly and add the hot water until batter is thin.

11. Pour into baking pans and bake for 30 minutes.

12. Let cool 10 minutes in pans. Remove and let cool completely on racks.

13. For filling, whisk flour and ½ cup of milk together in a small saucepan until smooth.

14. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Whisk in remaining milk as well as salt.

15. Cook and whisk constantly until mixture has thickened like pudding.

16. Pour into a small bowl and chill in the refrigerator to set.

17. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter together until fluffy.

18. Working with 1 tbsp at a time, beat in chilled custard mixture on medium-high.

19. Beat for 6 minutes more on high or until sugar is no longer grainy.

20. Add pistachio paste a little at a time and beat.

21. Layer one chocolate cake topped with three cups pistachio filling. Repeat process until all cakes and filling are used.

22. Chill in the refrigerator.

23. For frosting, add whipping cream and chocolate in a saucepan.

24. Cook over medium heat while whisking now and then until steaming.

25. Remove from heat and stir in truffle oil.

26. Whisk until smooth.

27. Pour into a shallow dish and chill for 1 hour.

28. Beat with an electric mixer until thick.

29. Transfer to a piping bag with a large tip and frost cake evenly with chocolate frosting.

30. Sprinkle with ground pistachios.

31. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

13. Black Truffle Ice Cream

Let sweet and savory collide once again in this amazing ice cream recipe! Black truffle ice cream gives truffle oil the chance to really shine when placed against a mild backdrop of vanilla ice cream. Make all of it by hand at home for a fun experience that’s sure to yield the perfect consistency every time. Add minced real black truffles if desired for an even more high-class dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: hours

Difficulty: 2


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced black truffles (optional)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black truffle oil (or 2 tsp if not using minced truffles)


1. Warm milk with sugar and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Stir often and bring to just simmering.

3. Remove from heat.

4. Pour hot milk a little at a time into the eggs while whisking constantly.

5. Pour mixture back into the saucepan and bring to low heat.

6. Stir constantly and heat over low to form a custard. This should take about 10 minutes.

7. Add truffle oil, vanilla, and black truffles if using. Stir to blend well.

8. Let stand 1 hour.

9. Stir in heavy whipping cream and cover.

10. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour more.

11. Stir well and add to an ice cream maker.

12. Use the directions with your ice cream maker to process the ice cream.

13. Serve.


As you can see, there’s a wide world of amazing recipes you can make with black truffle oil! With so many options to choose from, you might be having a tough time figuring out where to get started.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, I suggest starting with the Truffle Oil Shoestring Fries. This is a simple recipe that gives you a chance to get used to working with the right amount of black truffle to give your food the flavor you want without going overboard. From there, you can work up to more and more difficult and complex dishes.

Whichever recipe you choose to start with, get ready to discover just how delicious and amazing black truffle oil can be in anything!

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