Hot-Buffalo-Mac

AuthorEllsworth
DifficultyIntermediate

The ultimate comfort food with a hot buffalo twist! Sure to be a crowd favorite!

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Hot-Buffalo-Mac

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

 1 lb elbow macaroni
 3 tbsp butter, plus 2 tbsp melted butter (for panko crumbs)
 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
 2 cups milk
 ½ cup ranch dressing
  cup buffalo sauce, plus more for garnish
 1 dash black pepper
 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
 ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
 chopped chives, for garnish

1

Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.

2

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly add milk to flour mixture, while whisking constantly. Continue whisking until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.

4

Remove pot from heat and stir in cheeses until fully melted. Stir in ranch dressing and buffalo sauce and season with pepper (and salt, if desired). Fold in pasta, cheese curds, and bacon. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.

5

Toss panko crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle on top. Bake until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

6

Sprinkle with chives and hot sauce before serving.

This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Delish. 

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Ingredients

 1 lb elbow macaroni
 3 tbsp butter, plus 2 tbsp melted butter (for panko crumbs)
 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
 2 cups milk
 ½ cup ranch dressing
  cup buffalo sauce, plus more for garnish
 1 dash black pepper
 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
 ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
 chopped chives, for garnish

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.

2

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly add milk to flour mixture, while whisking constantly. Continue whisking until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.

4

Remove pot from heat and stir in cheeses until fully melted. Stir in ranch dressing and buffalo sauce and season with pepper (and salt, if desired). Fold in pasta, cheese curds, and bacon. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.

5

Toss panko crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle on top. Bake until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

6

Sprinkle with chives and hot sauce before serving.

Hot Buffalo Mac & Cheese