Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘N Cheese

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan cheese!

Did you know that March is Nutrition Month?  What a great time to incorporate some cheese into your family diet!  Cheese is a nutritious source of calcium, protein, vitamin B12 and more with the added bonus of being irresistibly good. 

This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan Canadian cheese from Salerno and Ivanhoe.  I took my mothers Macaroni and cheese recipe and took it up about 8 levels to create a new family favourite recipe.  Even my two toddlers couldn’t get enough of it!

 

Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Gay Lea’s Ivanhoe Cheese has an enviable reputation for its high quality, aged cheddar cheese and specialty cheeses.  Ivanhoe is actually the oldest cheese company of its kind in Canada, and it still remains a local attraction in the hamlet of Ivanhoe!  They specialize in award-winning artisan cheddars, as well as an extensive selection of specialty cheeses including Naturally Smoked Gouda and flavoured Monterey Jacks. They even offer Kosher and Halal varieties.

My recipe features the Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese from Ivanhoe and it literally melts in your mouth it is so creamy.  The cheese sauce in my recipe literally would not be the same made with any other cheese.

Gay Lea’s Salerno Cheese is well known for their high quality, traditional Italian cheeses.  They were actually founded back in 1962 in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario!   From mozzarella, mascarpone, and bocconcini to pecorino, Salerno delivers a special mix of cheeses that blends perfectly with the farmer-owned co-operative at Gay Lea.

 

Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘N Cheese

Ingredients:

4 Cups Elbow Macaroni
1 Cup Milk
1/2 to 3/4 package of Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce + 1/4 Cup reserved
1 Cup Cooked Chicken, Cubed
2 Cups Salerno Peperonato, Shredded
1 Cup Blue Cheese, Crumbled

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.

 Cook macaroni according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, scald your milk then remove from heat.

Stir cheese into your milk until melted then stir in buffalo sauce.

Pour cheese sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish.

Layer into the casserole dish the cooked macaroni, Peperonato and chicken alternating until the casserole dish is filled being sure to finish it off with a layer of cheese.

Pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese topping is lightly browned.

Remove from oven and top with reserved Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese.

Place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!

 

This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan cheese!

 

Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 to 3/4 package of Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce + 1/4 Cup reserved
  • 1 Cup Cooked Chicken, Cubed
  • 2 Cups Salerno Peperonato, Shredded
  • 1 Cup Blue Cheese, Crumbled

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, scald your milk then remove from heat.
  4. Stir cheese into your milk until melted then stir in buffalo sauce.
  5. Pour cheese sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish.
  6. Layer into the casserole dish the cooked macaroni, Peperonato and chicken alternating until the casserole dish is filled being sure to finish it off with a layer of cheese.
  7. Pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese topping is lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and top with reserved Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese.
  9. Place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan cheese!

If some members of your family do not enjoy spice, simply use two smaller casserole dishes and pour half the cheese sauce into one before adding the buffalo sauce to the rest.  You will end up with a delicious gourmet mac and cheese for any palate!

 

This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan cheese!

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This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese filled with 3 different types of artisan cheese!

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

38 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘N Cheese

  1. oh my goodness! This is a very grown-up mac & cheese which I would love! Thanks for including the second idea without spice though because I have one daughter who hates spice and is supersensitive anything spicy. And who doesn’t love cheese ? Honestly that Ivanhoe cheese is delicious!

  2. Sounds really tasty but would probably have to leave the wing sauce out here because we have to be very carefully with foods that are too spicy.

  3. I LOVE YOU! This looks like the most amazing recipe ever. It has all things I love and I am going to give this recipe a try this weekend. HOLY SMOKES!

  4. This has been on my mind this morning! I’m not big on mac’ n cheese, but this version sure has me curious….maybe it’s the wing sauce. That stuff is addictive for me lol

  5. OMG!!! This looks beyond delicious!!! I love anything buffalo style! Will have to pin this to try out myself!

  6. Seriously???!!! My mouth is watering!! I love that you used real bleu cheese too. I need to make this asap!

  7. This looks so delicious i book marked the recipe. I will have to make some this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  8. Just an update on my comment: I made this tonight and it was AMAZING!! The flavour was perfect and had so much depth. It wasn’t too spicy and I added smoked paprika to give it a bit of smoke. Even my kids loved it and they aren’t into buffalo wings like my husband and I. Will be making this again! Thank you!

  9. Wow this looks really appetizing!!! Adding chicken adds oomph! Mac&cheese is my ultimate comfort food!

  10. I love the twist that you made with this mac & cheese recipe. This looks sooo good and I’m sure it’s bursting with flavor. I bookmarked your recipe, this is going to be a sure fire hit at home.

  11. Okay I’m totally in love with this recipe. My husband loves Buffalo sauce on everything. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Whoa, what a weird recipe! This actually sounds soooo good for a late night meal after the bars on the weekends 🙂 I could make it in advance and then just eat it with a spoon right from the dish at 3am…perfectly strange combo! I dig it 🙂

  13. Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh……….. this looks sooooo yummy!! It’s going on the list of things for me to try next!! Thanks!

    M

  14. How many grams is a package of sharp cheddar cheese? I’m in a different country and I can’t figure out how much cheese to use

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