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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

This buffalo chicken mac and cheese is as simple as it is delicious! A quick and easy homemade cheese sauce with added buffalo chicken is perfectly spicy and flavorful. Enjoy this irresistibly cheesy and comforting meal the next time you're craving something quick and cozy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked mac and cheese, family friendly, potluck
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente.
  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat, then add in the flour and whisk until a paste forms.
    buffalo chicken mac and cheese process photo 2
  • Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly then bring the mixture to a boil before reducing to a simmer until sauce has thickened.
  • Whisk in the mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and buffalo sauce and continue to whisk until cheese has melted.
  • Remove cheese sauce from heat and mix in the shredded chicken, cooked pasta, and chopped celery then transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Top mac and cheese with crumbled blue cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown and bubbly.
    buffalo chicken mac and cheese process photo 6

Notes

  • Make it Gluten-Free: Replace the all purpose flour for rice flour or cassava flour and use one pound of your favorite gluten-free pasta.
 
Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
 
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, including crumbled blue cheese. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
 
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 8. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 46g