Lauren Cobello » Meal Planning » Recipes » Buffalo and Blue Mac and Cheese
In need of some compliments and kind words in your life? Then I’ve got a fantastic idea – Bring this Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese to your next get together (maybe a Super Bowl party). Then sit back and enjoy people coming up to you saying this like:
“Oh my Gosh. This is amazing.”
or – “Did you make this?! It’s fantastic!”
or – “I. Can’t. Stop. Eating. This. Help. Me.”
Marinated Grilled Chicken is the way to go. I don’t care if it’s winter. You should grill it. And marinade it in hot sauce and oil.
For the cheese, if you don’t like hot stuff, use regular cheddar. But if you appreciate the spice, I recommend a mix of Cabot’s Habanero Cheddar and regular cheddar. I used 8 oz of the hot stuff, and 4 oz. of the normal kind. Or you could just use 12 oz. of normal cheddar.
And before you ask, please don’t use pepper jack. 2 reasons- it’s not spicy and it’s bland. You deserve cheese with real flavor.
Go ahead and make your roux with unsalted butter and flour, add milk and 1/2 cup of hot sauce. Trust me, it’s not too much.
Add the cheese, dump in your noodles, mix well and transfer to another pan. Top with the chicken and shredded or crumbled blue cheese. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!