Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Side Dishes

Buffalo Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 38 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Not your average mac and cheese! This recipe elevates your basic boxed mac and cheese to the next level with Buffalo sauce and crispy chicken tenders. This is sure to be a family favorite!


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 4 cups water
  • 2 boxes (7 1/4 ounces each) macaroni & cheese, cheese packets set aside
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, set aside


  • 6-8 frozen chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce, set aside


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Step 1

    Place water and macaroni in the pot (set aside the cheese packets). Stir to combine.

  • Step 2

    Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the higher position and cover with aluminum foil, then place the rack in the pot. Place the frozen chicken tenders on top of the rack. Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP.

  • Step 3

    Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 425°F, and set time to 13 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 15 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, remove the rack with the chicken tenders. Add the cheese packets and milk to the cooked pasta. Stir until evenly combined.

  • Step 5

    Toss chicken tenders in Buffalo sauce and serve warm with mac & cheese.