BBC navigation


Truffle oil recipes

Truffle oil is olive oil infused with the taste and aroma of truffles.

Buyer's guide

Most truffle oils are not made from actual truffles but from a synthetic or ‘natural’ flavouring, which makes them cheaper, and a convenient substitute for the real thing. It is possible to find some oils based on real truffles, but they’re generally very expensive.


Use truffle oil as a garnish, especially with eggs or pasta, and only buy it in small quantities as it is very concentrated and perishes quickly once opened.

Article by Clarissa Hyman

On this page

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

See more oil recipes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.