Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

(This recipe post was originally posted 1/8/2012)

Every once in awhile I get in these dinner ruts.... where we repeat meals every week for several weeks.
I just happened to be in one the other day, so I recruited the help of my Bakeaholic Mama Facebook Page. I received LOTS of great ideas. But the one that stuck out most to my husband and I both was a Buffalo Chicken Mac n' Cheese, suggested to me by one of my newer favorite blogs The Happy Little Tomato, not only do I love her blog BUT she is also from New Hampshire!!

You really need to try this to spice up your dinner routine! You won't be sorry. The only thing I am going to do differently next time is use breaded fried chicken for the buffalo part rather than shredded chicken.

Buffalo Chicken Mac n' Cheese

1 box of your favorite pasta, cooked according to the box directions
2 cups shredded chicken
8 oz pepper jack cheese
8 oz Vermont sharp cheddar
8oz Velveeta cheese (or American)
8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup chunky blue cheese dressing or dip
1 cup milk ( I use 2%)
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup bread crumbs
8 slices fried bacon, crumbled

In a large sauce pan shred all of your cheese and cube your cream cheese, add in dressing and milk. Stir over medium heat constantly until it is smooth and creamy. Pour into cooked strained pasta and stir.

In a bowl toss chicken and hot sauce together.

Mix chicken into your pasta.

Transfer mac n' cheese into a large baking dish.

Top with bread crumbs and bacon crumbles.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. I bet this tastes absolutely delicious!!! I am saving this to try soon!

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  3. This looks so good and sounds so yummy, just had to pin it!

  4. The husband and I love Buffalo Chicken Dip. Why have I never thought to make him mac and cheese with a little Buffalo chicken love? This sounds delicious!

  5. Oh yum! This looks so indulgent! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, and see you again next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  6. I have to tell you, I click on anything that says "Buffalo Chicken" and then I saw "Mac and Cheese" and then I passed out....this looks unbelievable!!!!

  7. lol........ok that's too funny with both used navy with polka dots in our picture too!!

    I love the idea of bacon with it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I made this tonight for my chicken-wing loving husband. He basically inhaled it! Thank you :)

  9. Wow made this recipe today and it was sooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I am so glad you guys liked it!! We looooooooooooove this recipe in my house.

  11. We love buffalo chicken and we love mac and cheese...this sounds amazing together!!!! Can't wait to try it:-) Going on the pin board for sure!!!!

  12. YUM! This looks amazingly delicious! We're featuring it tomorrow on our Seasonal Inspiration party - thanks for sharing!

  13. I made this when you first posted it. It is now in the permanent recipe file!

  14. Is that Temptations stoneware that I see?! That is a staple in our family!! There's no going back once you've know how wonderful it is!

    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

  15. My family would love this!

  16. Hi Carrie

    Is that fresh or dried bread crumbs, also what brand of chunky blue cheese dressing did you use in this recipe.

    1. I used dried. Fresh would work well too. As for the brand of blue cheese dressing. Your favorite will do just fine.