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Buffalo Mac ‘N’ Cheese

September 02, 2020
Buffalo Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk (360 mL)
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ½ cups macaroni (500 g), cooked for 2 minutes less than the package instructs
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (500 g)
  • ½ cup Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce (120 mL), plus more for serving

For Serving

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese (35 g)
  • ¼ cup red onion (35 g), finely diced
  • ¼ cup scallion (10 g), sliced, green part only

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1068
  • Fat 47g
  • Carbs 92g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 65g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently to break up any clumps, for 5 minutes, or until the roux is light golden brown. Reduce the heat to medium, then slowly pour in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat, add the mild cheddar cheese, and whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in the salt. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and toss to coat well.
  4. Transfer half of the mac and cheese mixture to the prepared skillet. Top with 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, then the remaining mac and cheese and remaining cup of sharp cheddar.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded rotisserie chicken and Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce. Spoon on top of the mac and cheese.
  6. Bake the mac and cheese for 30–35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling around the edges of the pan. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes.
  7. While the mac and cheese bakes, make the celery ribbons: Using a vegetable peeler, peel the backs of the celery stalks lengthwise into ribbons. Transfer the ribbons to a large bowl filled with ice water and let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  8. Drizzle the mac and cheese with more Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce and the ranch dressing, then top with the crumbled blue cheese, red onion, scallions, and celery ribbons.
  9. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk (360 mL)
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ½ cups macaroni (500 g), cooked for 2 minutes less than the package instructs
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (500 g)
  • ½ cup Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce (120 mL), plus more for serving

For Serving

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese (35 g)
  • ¼ cup red onion (35 g), finely diced
  • ¼ cup scallion (10 g), sliced, green part only

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1068
  • Fat 47g
  • Carbs 92g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 65g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently to break up any clumps, for 5 minutes, or until the roux is light golden brown. Reduce the heat to medium, then slowly pour in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat, add the mild cheddar cheese, and whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in the salt. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and toss to coat well.
  4. Transfer half of the mac and cheese mixture to the prepared skillet. Top with 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, then the remaining mac and cheese and remaining cup of sharp cheddar.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded rotisserie chicken and Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce. Spoon on top of the mac and cheese.
  6. Bake the mac and cheese for 30–35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling around the edges of the pan. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes.
  7. While the mac and cheese bakes, make the celery ribbons: Using a vegetable peeler, peel the backs of the celery stalks lengthwise into ribbons. Transfer the ribbons to a large bowl filled with ice water and let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  8. Drizzle the mac and cheese with more Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce and the ranch dressing, then top with the crumbled blue cheese, red onion, scallions, and celery ribbons.
  9. Enjoy!
Buffalo Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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