Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole

This Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole is the ultimate cheesy -good indulgence. A savory chicken casserole set off with a rich cheese sauce and Frank’s Red Hot sauce, it is not to be mi ssed!

Servings: 8

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole
Ingredients Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole:

  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 8 slices white bread (cubed into small pieces)
  • 5 cups low-fat milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nut meg
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups jack cheese, grated
  • 1 pound cooked pasta (al dente)
  • 1 pound cooked chicken, shredded
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup buffalo wing sauce
 Mac and Cheese Casserole
Mac and Cheese Casserole

Directions Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 3-quart casserole dish.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 6 tabl espoons of butter. Whisk i n the flour. Continue to whisk the mixture until golden brown (about 3 mi nutes).
  • Slowly add the milk to the mixture, continuing to whisk to break up clumps. Continue to whisk the mixture until it thickens (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the seasonings, 4 cups of Cheddar cheese, and 2 cups of jack cheese to the mixture, continuing to stir until all of the cheese is melted.
  • In a medium bowl, combine to the chicken, buffalo sauce, onions, and toss until well mixed. To build the casserole, place a layer of noodles over the bottom of the dish, then l ayer with the
  • cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese and buffalo chicken, repeating until all of the ingredient s
  • are layered.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter and toss with the bread cubes, then spread across the top of the casserole.
  • Bake about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and cheese i s bubbling.
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