Considering it sold for an estimated cool mil’, it doesn’t look like the recently unearthed world’s largest white truffle will be in our budget any time soon. Thankfully, we can still get a taste of the fancy fungi in a much more cost-effective form: truffle oil. These 15 recipes all feature the swanky stuff. It’s pretty impressive how even a mere drizzle can have a huge impact on flavor. Go ahead and treat yo’self, and maybe follow up with a little truffle action for dessert to keep things totally thematic.


1. Garlic Truffle Fries: Drizzled with truffle oil, these are some the fanciest garlic fries around. Did we mention they’re baked? (via Damn Delicious)


2. Gorgonzola-Walnut Bruschetta with Truffle Oil: Piled high with gorgeous crumbles of blue cheese and peppery arugula dressed with garlic and truffle oil, these toasts will never be accused of being tasteless in any way, shape or form. (via Foolproof Living)


3. Heston’s Truffle Macaroni Cheese: Now this is what we’d call grown-up mac and cheese. (via Ciao Veggie)


4. Shepherd’s Pie With Truffle Oil: Loaded with cream, gruyere and truffle oil, the fluffy mashed potato topper on this savory pie is delicious enough to serve on its own. (via Cooking Melangery)

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5. Truffle-Infused Custards: From the moment your guests lay their eyes on ’em to the last lick, these elegant custards will leave everyone speechless. (via White on Rice Couple)


6. Prosciutto, Mascarpone and Spinach Pizza With Balsamic Glaze: No question, you won’t be able to order a pizza of this quality from the local parlor. Using store-bought dough makes it an absolute cinch. (via Daisy’s World)


7. Black Truffle and Mushroom Risotto: Mushrooms and two types of truffle action — both oil and salt — infuse this risotto with a trifecta of fabulous fungi flavor. (via A Typical Domestic Babe)


8. Mushroom Barley Soup With White Truffle Oil: Add this recipe to your warming winter soup arsenal. Hearty and rustic, truffle oil is just the thing to add a touch of luxury to the pot. (via Blogging Over Thyme)


9. Persimmon Arugula Salad with Truffle Oil and Lemon Juice: Truffle oil adds an earthy nuance to this bright, cool weather salad. (via Angie’s Recipes)


10. Vegan Cheese: Chive-truffle oil is just one of the seasoning combos for this DIY vegan cheese that melts and slices just like the dairy-filled stuff. (via The Lean, Clean, Eating Machine)


11. Italian Quinoa Risotto Lasagna With Truffle Oil: This fusion of two Italian favorites with a whole grain twist comes together quickly for a delicious weeknight meal. (via Half Baked Harvest)


12. Oven-Fried Truffle and Parmesan Potato Chips: With all of the wonderful seasonings on these baked chips, you won’t even need a bowlful of dip to devour the whole batch. (via Hungry Foodies Pharmacy)


13. White Bean Hummus With Truffle Oil: A generous drizzle of truffle oil upgrades this bowlful of creamy hummus to new heights. Scoop it up with hot pieces of freshly made pita for an even more indulgent experience. (via Curious Forks)


14. Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken With White Truffle and Tahini Drizzle: No ordinary roast chicken, this highly seasoned bird is perfect for simple dinners and celebrations alike. (via The Hungry Babushka)


15. Truffled Potato + Goat Cheese Flatbread: Both omnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this luxe pizza. You can’t go wrong with a little carb on carb action. (via The Kitchn)

Have you tried truffle oil before? Share your favorite ways to use it below.