Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 42 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 4

This buffalo chicken macaroni & cheese casserole takes boxed mac & cheese to new heights! Flavored with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing, and made even heartier with chicken and vegetables. Serve this for a game night!

TIP: To make this a more traditional Mac and Cheese, omit the chicken and Buffalo sauce from Step 4 and the blue cheese dressing from Step 5.


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Milk/Dairy

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 box (6 ounces) macaroni & cheese, cheese packet set aside
  • 8 ounces cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 tablespoons Buffalo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Medium Bowl
  • Step 1

    Place water and macaroni in the pot (set aside the cheese packet). Stir to combine, then cover with the lid.

  • Step 2

    Turn dial to BAKE, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 17 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking. Stir the pasta at least twice during cooking process.

  • Step 3

    While the pasta is cooking, set conventional oven to BROIL.

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, add the reserved cheese packet, chicken, Buffalo sauce, butter, milk, and vegetables to the pasta in the pot. Stir until the butter is melted and ingredients are evenly combined.

  • Step 5

    In a medium bowl, add the bread crumbs, blue cheese dressing, and cheddar cheese. Mix to combine, then evenly cover the pasta with the bread crumb mixture.

  • Step 6

    Place pot directly in the preheated oven and broil for up to 10 minutes or until the top of the pasta is golden brown. Serve family-style directly from the pot.