Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 312.8
  • Total Fat: 17.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,193.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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Introduction

Taste like a buffalo chicken wing - mixed with creamy pasta! Makes a meal with a zip! Can you say YUM! Taste like a buffalo chicken wing - mixed with creamy pasta! Makes a meal with a zip! Can you say YUM!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 cups whole wheat pasta shells
    1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    2 stalks celery (about 1 cup), finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on desired heat levels
    1 1/2 cup petite diced no salt added tomatoes
    1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
    1 cup 1% milk
    1 Roasted/Rotisserie Chicken - approx. 32 oz, shred
    12 tablespoons Franks Red Hot buffalo WING sauce - 6 oz.
    1 cup crumbled blue cheese
    2 tablespoons Blue Cheese dressing
    1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Tips

Top with chopped green onions, parsley, or celery. Serve with additional hot sauce and a dollop of Greek yogurt.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Coat a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to directions.
While the pasta is cooking, continue with the rest of the dish.
Place the cauliflower into a microwave safe dish, and cook on high 2 minutes.
Add the butter to a large saucepan set over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the onion and celery to the pan.
Cook for about four minutes, until the vegetables are soft, then add the garlic. Cook for one minute.
Add the cayenne pepper and tomatoes to the pan, stir to combine, then add the flour.
Stir constantly for one minute, then slowly pour in the milk while stirring.
Drain the pasta.
Add the pasta, chicken, cheese, dressing and buffalo sauce and stir to combine.
Pour into the baking dish, then top with the cauliflower and blue cheese.
Bake uncovered for 15 - 25 minutes, until bubbly. Serve immediately.



Serving Size: Makes approximately 12 1.5 cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEBBIED7777.

TAGS:  Poultry |

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