Kicked up macaroni and cheese. Easy, quick way to use up left over chicken (leftovers from slow cooker buffalo chicken on allrecipes.com is perfect).

Mknepp511
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix chicken, hot sauce, and ranch dressing together in a bowl until coated; set aside for flavors to blend.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and transfer back to the pot. Stir margarine, milk, and cheese powder into pasta until sauce is smooth.

  • Pour half of the macaroni and cheese into an 8-inch square casserole dish; top with chicken mixture, celery, and blue cheese. Spread remaining macaroni and cheese on top of blue cheese layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is warmed and casserole is bubbling, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Top the macaroni and cheese with another layer of celery and blue cheese before baking, if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 15.2 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 608 mg sodium. 24.3 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2015
My granddaughter and I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something to make for lunch. Since both of us are fans of the blue box mac & cheese we decided to give it a whirl and the results were spicy goodness. I didn't have blue cheese on hand so I used Mexican crumbling cheese. If your not a big fan of heat I would cut the hot sauce back to one tablespoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2015
My granddaughter and I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something to make for lunch. Since both of us are fans of the blue box mac & cheese we decided to give it a whirl and the results were spicy goodness. I didn't have blue cheese on hand so I used Mexican crumbling cheese. If your not a big fan of heat I would cut the hot sauce back to one tablespoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2015
My granddaughter and I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something to make for lunch. Since both of us are fans of the blue box mac & cheese we decided to give it a whirl and the results were spicy goodness. I didn't have blue cheese on hand so I used Mexican crumbling cheese. If your not a big fan of heat I would cut the hot sauce back to one tablespoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2015
I didn't have Mac and cheese in the box so I made my own Mac and cheese. Didn't have blue cheese either so just topped with cheddar and some panko bread crumbs. Both my hubby and my son inhaled it!! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2018
My kids loved it! They have been asking for me to make it again! I only gave it fours stars because I did not add the celery or blue cheese. I do not have either of those ingredients and my kids do not like celery cooked or blue cheese. Instead I added cheddar cheese. A great way to use leftover rotisserie chicken! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
I made this and substituted the 1/4 cup margarine for 1/4 cup CannaButter. it make this recipe just a step above normal. follow the CANNA COOKER! more to come Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2018
Tried doubling the recipe and making it in a 13x9 turned out well. Also shredded the chicken instead of cubing it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2015
What a great way to take a plain box of mac and cheese and give it that wow factor. Recipe was super simple with left over chicken. Hubby really liked this one. Read More