TikTok Can't Get Enough Of Giada De Laurentiis' Truffle Mushroom Pasta

If you've tried truffles at least once before, then you've likely never forgotten the experience. "Garlicky," "musky," "gamey," and intoxicatingly aromatic, many words come to mind when you think of truffles, as noted by Lacademie. Another word that is strongly associated with truffles? Pricey. But why are truffles so expensive?

According to Reader's Digest, there are several reasons that people are willing to doll out the big bucks for this edible fungi. Certain truffle species take a long time to grow, are difficult to find, and once they are harvested, have a fairly short shelf-life. That said, not all truffle species are of equal value. CBS names black truffles from France and white truffles from Italy as being some of the most costly in the world. Here are the major differences between white and black truffles, according to Ina Garten.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some real truffles in your lifetime, savor the moment. This gourmet ingredient pairs well with pizza, pasta, potatoes, and even scrambled eggs (via Parade). Giada De Laurentiis' recently whipped up her own batch of truffle-centric pasta and TikTok users can't seem to get enough of this dish.

Giada De Laurentiis's truffle-topped pasta may be more affordable than you think

Joining the ranks of TikTok food tutorials from Giada De Laurentiis is a truffle mushroom pasta recipe. In an Instagram post dedicated to this recipe, the name of this dish was revealed to be Taliatelle ai fungi e tartufo, "a staple dish in Florence." Users only need a handful of key ingredients to whip up this dish, including garlic, thyme, grated cheese, white wine, and of course, mushrooms and truffles (via Giadzy). The best part? It only takes about 25 minutes to make!

The celebrity chef received a flood of positive feedback in the comments section of her video. One user wrote, "Looks magnificent! As always, your cooking looks so appetizing," while another praised, "You make everything look so delicious. Brava!" Many users asked for more information about the ingredients used in the dish, particularly the type of pasta De Laurentiis used and where she purchased it.

At the end of the video, the "Everyday Italian" host sprinkled a few jarred truffles on top of the pasta. Because this dish incorporates truffles, many users might assume that recreating this recipe might be outside of their budget — but it might not be as expensive as you think. De Laurentiis sells the jarred truffles she uses in this recipe on her website, and no, they don't cost hundreds of dollars. An ounce of these Tartuflanghe Summer Truffle Slices comes with a $32.70 price tag.