The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice ‘n Easy!

Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice location in Newport Beach, California during the holiday season. “You will love this store!” she said. And she was right. From that day on, Perry and his family began purchasing an array of spices from Savory Spice online, shipping them directly to their home here in Bend, Oregon. Perry, an eighteen-year resident of Bend, decided eleven years ago that it was time that Bend was privy to the Savory Spice products. He opened a store of his own in the Old Mill District and said goodbye to his former career in the sheet metal fabrication industry.

Perry’s Savory Spice store is not only for chefs. Savory Spice products are for anyone wishing to elevate their cooking and their cooking skills. Savory Spices suit any category of cooking, any cuisine and any flavor profile. What’s more, Perry will answer your questions, hone your cooking skills and make suggestions, often pairing locally sourced seasonal produce and meats with Savory Spices.  “I cook a lot. I’m not a chef, but my food tastes good!” Perry says.  Just walk in the store, and you will be inspired as an array of scents invite you to expand your cooking. What have we been cooking this season you might ask? Well, dig into this deliciously cheesy and delightfully truffle-y Truffle Parm Mac & Cheese recipe and find out:

Cheesy and delicious Truffle Parm Mac and Cheese from Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill District

Ingredients:

For pasta:

8 oz. short pasta, such as macaroni or cavatappi
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning

For topping:

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning, to sprinkle

Directions:

Step 1: Make cheese sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Slowly whisk in milk, stirring until mixture has thickened. Add white cheddar, Parmesan, and Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning, and stir until cheeses are melted.

Step 2: Make topping
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine melted butter, bread crumbs, and Parmesan. Set aside.

Step 3: Assemble and bake
Combine sauce and pasta and pour into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Top pasta with seasoned bread crumbs and bake for 15 to 20 min. until sauce is bubbling and topping is golden brown. Once finished baking, sprinkle all over with Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning.

Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon is your one-stop shop to understand the art of combining spices for your meals to make your dishes even more delicious. Now get cooking!