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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

buffalo chicken mac and cheese Entree
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

Buffalo chicken wings and mac-n-cheese come together for the ultimate in spicy, cheesy comfort food. MORE+ LESS-

Sarah Caron
December 26, 2017

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4
cup unsalted butter
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
2
cups whole milk
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Salt to taste
1
cup chopped cooked chicken
1
stalk celery, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup Frank's™ RedHot™ Buffalo Wings Sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and mustard with whisk; cook and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute until mixture is hot and bubbly. Add Cheddar cheese; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Season with salt.
  • 3
    Gently stir cooked macaroni into cheese sauce. Stir in chicken. Spoon into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle celery and blue cheese over macaroni mixture. Drizzle with Buffalo wing sauce.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and blue cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Not a celery fan? Although it’s amazing warm in this, it’s also okay to omit it.
  • The cheese sauce will seem like too much for the macaroni, but it’s not. The baking dries it out a bit, so the amount of sauce is necessary for the creamy goodness of this dish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
870
Calories from Fat
380
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
64%
Saturated Fat
23g
116%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
1540mg
64%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
8g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • With the combination of spicy chicken flavors and cheesy pasta goodness, buffalo chicken mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food mashup. The sauce that covers your chicken and pasta is what will send this recipe over the top, and you really can’t make too much of this cheesy topping. Read up on Betty’s tips for perfecting your mac and cheese if you want to make your best mac ever. And if you can’t take the heat, you can get your comfort fix from one of Betty’s other mac and cheese recipes.
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