We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings--hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery--and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it's sure to be a hit. We don't typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank's RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can't find Frank's. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

Jessie Price
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Bring a Dutch oven of water to a boil. Cook noodles until barely tender, about 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.

  • Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink on the outside, 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk cornstarch and milk in a medium bowl; add to the pot along with salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often, until bubbling and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in hot sauce.

  • Spread the noodles in a 9-by-13-inch (or similar 3-quart) baking dish. Top with the chicken mixture; sprinkle with blue cheese.

  • Bake the casserole until it is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: In Step 2, cook the noodles 4 minutes less than package directions. Prepare through Step 4, cover and refrigerate for 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, then bake at 400°F for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; 12.2 g total fat; 4.6 g saturated fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 636 mg sodium. 619 mg potassium; 47.2 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 36.9 g protein; 4443 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 33 mcg folate; 277 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 80 mg magnesium;

Reviews (70)

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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2019
Followed the instructions except for the hot sauce I used jalapeno sauce. Turned out delicious. Will make it again maybe try it with some shredded cheddar cheese. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/04/2018
Followed recipe perfectly. Hated it. Sort of a weird milky mac & cheese thing. Not good. Ended up rinsing off the chicken noodles veggies and heating them all up with several cups of chicken stock. Made a fairly nice soup. Didn't want to waste all that good chicken. If you want buffalo chicken grill a chicken breast and add Frank's sauce to your heart's content. Much better and simpler than this mess. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2018
followed directions to a T. however it is too liquidy for liking. DO NOT RECCOMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
Delicious. I added more Franks a little ranch dressing and more blue cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
Love this recipe! Quick easy and tasty. I use a little extra franks! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2017
The Hot sauce overpowered any other flavor. The blue cheese wasn't tasted at all. I wouldn't waste time making it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
I sweet baby sweet baby Ray's buffalo wing sauce instead of franks hot sauce. I also pored some into my noodles so they wouldn't get dry and stick together. I didn't measure how much I used. Quite a bit though. I used mild cheddar cheese instead of blue cheese. And drizzled ranch dressing on top of that! My family loved it! This recipe made enough for two meals for the 5 of us! We love it!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2015
EVERYONE LOVED IT! I didn't read the reviews before I made this and I'm glad I didn't! I followed the directions to a T and it was really good. I made it for Monday night football for my sister brother and husband and they all raved about it. They want me to make it again for our next football party. I am quite surprised at all of the negative reviews but this was a TOUCHDOWN at our home! Pros: Flavorful and delicious Cons: A little labor intensive at the beginning but worth it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2015
I made this before reading the reviews. I like things spicy so I added Red Pepper Chili Paste and red pepper flakes after I finished cooking the recipe. I agree that you don't need this much pasta and I used my blender for the cornstarch and milk and it was already frothy when I put it in so it was nice and creamy after it boiled. Just finished and did a little taste test. It's tangy and my tongue is tingly. Try the chili paste folks.. I'm still leary of how healthy this really is.. But so far love it! it will be awesome tomorrow when everything sets. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2015
This is awful This recipe is awful. The individual ingredients are great so you have to ask yourself why it is so bad? Some things just don't mix well. Take this off the internet. Pros: it doesn't take long to make Cons: it is AWFUL - what a waste of food I threw most of it away Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2015
What a disappointment Super excited to share this meal and I didn't because it's so boring! It needs some major tweaks; not sure that elbow mac is the way to go. Majority of the flavor is the noodles...none of the flavors really combined. Maybe use potato instead of mac? I like the idea of substituting 2 cups of milk for chicken broth but overall this is definitely NOT worth the effort. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2014
Some dishes are not meant to be light If you look up the full-fat version of this recipe which calls for almost a full stick of butter cream and nearly two pounds of cheese you can see how this may not taste anywhere near that. This is bland bland bland. You just cannot lighten up a recipe like that. Pros: few ingredients basic Cons: bland Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/24/2014
Bland! Would never make this one again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2014
Needs tweeks This was definitely bland.... My ideas to fix it next time would be to use 2 cups of milk instead of four AND TWO CUPS OF CHICKEN BROTH.... Also maybe use some adobo spice while browning the chicken..... I used chicken tenders and it was a beautiful presentation.... Also I didn't add the carrots and celery while cooking I cut them into strips and served them raw on the side..... My family doesn't like cooked veggies.... My boyfriend hates blue cheese so next time I may only put it on half the dish or melt it on the side to drizzle on each serving after cooking..... Pros: Easy Cons: Bland Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2014
This was very bland. Needs packet of Ranch dip maybe cream cheese. If I make it again won't be unless I add ingredients. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2013
Needs major revisions Was skeptical about the milk and cornstarch and rightly so. Had NO flavor. I even tripled the hot sauce recs to taste anything also garlic. The chicken mixture stayed congealed on top instead of baking into the dish like with other casseroles which left my noodles hard. Would recommend using cream of chicken soup and more cheese. Probly won't even attempt again... Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/08/2013
Substandard I was disappointed in this casserole and embarrassed that I brought it for a school lunch. I would substitute sharp cheddar for the bleu cheese and I would use more hot sauce. It could also use some creaminess (maybe some cream cheese). I would tweak this recipe a lot if I made it again. Pros: Chicken & hot sauce Cons: Strong bleu cheese flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2013
Delicious! I was very skeptical about the reviews that were given but my boyfriend and I love anything that has to do with buffalo chicken so we decided to give it a try. I followed the comments about using 8 oz of pasta instead of 12 oz. Since you can never have too much garlic I tripled the garlic. I made the rest of the recipe exact and then like always I added my tweaks: 3 oz Frank's RedHot 4 T garlic (and ended up using a dash of garlic powder) 2-3 dashes of red pepper flakes 2-3 dashes of pepper 2 dashes of salt Because there was so much extra hot sauce there definitely would have been enough for the full 12 oz of pasta. It was a bit runny so I put it back in the oven for 5 minutes. It came out thicker and very delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2013
Bad I don't like it on the picture it looks delicious but I don't like it. The blue cheese doesn't fit with the other taste and I have to finish it tomorrow. None of my family members liked it Pros: The chicken and the hot sauce Cons: No taste and the blue cheese makes it worse Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2013
If you didn't like it - you didn't get it! Those who didn't like this recipe apparently didn't get it. I did use about 3/4 of the pasta - and I doubled the hot sauce (though that may not have been necessary). It was a great meal - the appropriate amount of crunchy and creamy. Bravo. We'll make this again. Pros: Spicy - tasty - healthy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2013
Very good and easy. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2013
I was a little nervous making this with the mixed reviews but it seemed like the perfect Super Bowl dinner so I made it and thought it was really good! I did make a few adjustments based on my own tastes and other comments. First I shredded the carrots as that seemed like a good idea doubled the hot sauce and I left out the celery because I don't like it. I also made it vegetarian by using quorn cutlets. I don't care for blue cheese either so I used a hand blender to cream 1cup of cottage cheese then mixed it with 1/2 block of cream cheese and added a package of ranch seasoning. I didn't think decreasing the amount of noodles was a great idea so I layered the dish. I used half of the noodles half of the cream cheese/ranch mix half the sauce the rest of the noodles the rest of the sauce then topped it off with dollops of the ranch mix. This ensured that all of the noodles were covered in sauce and that every bite had some of the ranch mix and it worked very well! Next time I will likely add more hot sauce and may even replace the celery with jicama for the crunch. I'll also likely put the ranch dollops under the final layer of sauce as it burned a little in the oven. With all of the changes I made it was only 391 calories per serving. I'll definitely make this again and continue to tweak it to my liking! Maybe using 1cup of sour cream instead of cream cheese will make it easier to spread it out in layers. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2013
Good but recipe needs adjustments Just as other reviews state the recipe calls for too many noodles. I doubled the hot sauce and it still could use more. I also think 4 oz of blue cheese is too much (and I love blue cheese) therefore next time I will at least triple the hot sauce amount and put no more than 3 oz of blue cheese. Pros: easy Cons: bland without adjustments Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2013
Was hoping for more After drooling over the image of this recipe for months I finally made it. I may have set my expectations a bit too high because I was disappointed in the lack of creaminess (though I understand that the point of the recipe is to lighten it up). I'm glad several people enjoy it as is but I have decided that I will make this in a fuller-fat version. As a splurge meal I will adapt the traditional mac and cheese by adding Frank's Red Hot chicken and veggies and perhaps even add some buttered bread crumbs on the top. That way I will ge the flavour and texture that I would have liked from this recipe. Pros: Love the concept of buffalo wings in a casserole Cons: Feel it needs a creamier sauce Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2013
bland and mismatched flavors I love casseroles but this was bland and terrible. Sure if you modify the recipe it might taste better but it defeats the purpose of the healthy aspect. I don't recommend and we did throw out much of it unfortunately. Very disappointed. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2012
The sauce was OK but the recipe called for WAY too many noodles I did not have enough sauce to cover everything. The result was bland and we threw out much of it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2012
Perfect for the game day crowd We loved this easy casserole! Prepared exactly as written with rave reviews. Definitely enough for a crowd and the leftovers are delicious as well. I plan to take this to our next football gathering where I'm sure no one else will be bringing anything similar. Pros: Easy to prepare out of the ordinary Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2012
Had high hopes I made this just as the recipe said with the exeption of a little extra hot sauce. There is no other way to say this but it just wasn't good at all. My friend said she liked it but I did not. I love the buffalo chicken dip but this with the wheat pasta didn't do it for me. Sounded good in theory but it stopped there. Sorry:( Pros: easy to make Cons: just didn't taste good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2012
Instead of wings...make this at home! Great recipe! My husband gave it a 8 out of 10! I halfed the recipe and made a few MINOR modificatoins: added more hot sauce; double if you have Frank's and add as much as you can handle from Tabassco. I added more veggies and used 1/2 red onion and 1/2 yellow added thyme and dijon to the veggie/chicken mix. I did add a bit of Bolthouse Farms yogurt blue cheese dressing and a bit extra reduced fat blue cheese. Melted the cheese in the mixture as well like other reviewers suggested. Sprinkled combo of oyster crackers ritz and french fried onion rings. YUM!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2012
Awesomely delicious! I made this recipe as is with no major modifications and loved it. My husband who is from Buffalo loved it to. But he's not a big blue cheese fan so suggested that in the future I substitute mozzarella for some of the blue cheese. Apparently that is the chosen alternate to blue cheese in Buffalo. And Frank's hot sauce is definitely the way to go. True I don't know how healthy the stuff is if you use natural organic products it seems pretty ok. Not a lot of processed stuff in it but low cal it is not! I had to be careful not to eat too much at one sitting it was so good it was hard not to. I plan in making this for the next football party I go to it's sure to be a hit! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2012
Great with some modefications! Simple and easy. I'm in college and my roommate and I loved this! It lasted us each about three days for dinner! We used fully cooked cubed chicken from tyson poured in half of the hot-sauce bottle added spicy ranch seasoning packet and used low fat blue cheese. We also used 16 oz farfalle noodle to accomodate for 1.5 lbs chicken. So good! Came to about 420 calories per 1/8! Pros: Delicious low calorie Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2012
Tasty and Simple I made recipe exactly as written except that I doubled the hot sauce. That was a great call! i would also reduce pasta as mentioned in other reviews and would reduce blue cheese amount or use a softer version like gorgonzola. I like blue cheese but it was overpowering in my finished product. Pros: Creamy Cons: Must like bleu cheese Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2012
Certainly a keeper with a few adjustments Just made this recipe for the first time and paid attention to all other comments to this point. I halved the noodles and added the blue cheese to the sauce so that it melted in rather than sprinkling it on the top. I also doubled the amount of hot sauce that the recipe called for to 8 total tablespoons. Instead of purchasing chicken breasts I purchased a rotisserie chicken and used it instead. All in all I do feel that this recipe is a great one but only with the adjustments made. I also think that it needs more hot sauce but that is just my opinion!:) Pros: Very creamy sauce Cons: Looses its buffalo kick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
Maybe a little too good... This was so tasty that everyone ate a little too much of it. One person alone ate four servings (granted he's a big eater) but it was that good. I made it exactly by the recipe except with skim milk and it came out great. Next time I will try to ease my conscience and make it a little more healthy maybe double the veggies and reduce the pasta a bit; I think the recipe is tasty enough to take it and still be something we would really like. Also I would bring this as-is to a potluck party where people usually eat unhealthy things this would be a better substitute and I'm sure would go over well. Pros: It has pretty much everything I love in a recipe: Pasta Chicken Frank's Red Hot sauce cheese Cons: I worry that it is not that healthy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2012
Delicious but not healthy I love this dish I really do. Why have mac & cheese when you could have buffalo chicken mac & cheese? Why have buffalo chicken wings when you could have buffalo chicken mac & cheese? My problem is this: it's not healthy. Healthy eating is clean eating- minimally processed foods. Just because you tell people to make the pasta whole grain doesn't make it healthy. Maybe it makes it less bad for you? Milk cheese? Not healthy. Sometimes EatingWell makes me wonder with their recipes. There always seems to be so many overly processed ingredients and that's not eating well Pros: Delicious Cons: Not clean eating. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
Gluten Free Version I made brown rice and swapped it for the pasta. I also bought a whole cooked rotisserie chicken and chopped it up and used it for the meat. The result was awesome! Pros: Good Creamy Sauce Cons: Need to add more blue cheese and Frank's Red Hot Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2012
Delightful! I love anything with Frank's hot sauce in it! (I really do put that stuff on everything!) I made it for my dad and we both love spice; I over doubled the hot sauce and it still wasn't spicy enough for me. I added in canned tomatoes as was mentioned before and cut the milk to 2 3/4 cup. I added a bit more blue cheese and used less noodles. In all honesty I could have done without the extra blue cheese. It makes a ton of food! It's great for entertaining or for using as leftovers all week at work! Dad loved it and said he wouldn't change anything about it! Pros: Cheap ingredients easy to have on hand Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2012
Nope. This sounds like such a good idea but it doesn't work. I doctored it with all the tips from posters and they definitely helped -- add thyme more hot sauce more bleu cheese less milk -- but it's still very meh. It evoked wings just enough to make me want to go get some actual buffalo wings. Given these ingredients you'd do better to broil a breast top it with hot sauce and bleu cheese and pair it with a salad. Lot quicker too. Pros: edible Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2012
Don't do it. One word: fail. I'm really into clean eating but I'd rather just go out for wings on an indulgence night or make them at home (use hot sauce and real butter with a bit of honey to make your own buffalo sauce and KNOW what's in it). Tried this recipe straight up and using the suggestions. Just unappetizing flavors and textures inside a casserole. Just make yourself truly happy once every few months and go out for wings. Pros: healthy wings sorta sound good... Cons: Gross Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2012
I agree it lacked in taste. Would have to have a lot of add ons as suggested to be good. But then it would be another recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2012
This was good and boyfriend loved it (but most men would!) As a caterer I knew it would need more spice so I added 1 tsp poultry seasoning and 1 tbsp fresh thyme to the chicken veg mixture together with 1 tsp more pepper an and dash more salt. 1 tbsp of dijon mustard would also be good. Doubled the amt of hot sauce and added several more ozs of blue cheese for finish plus sprinkled with chopped celery leaves. It is a man-crowd pleaser. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2012
YUM YUM!! I followed the recipe pretty much as written with the exception of adding an extra tablespoon of Frank's hot sauce and a little more blue cheese (about 7 oz as opposed to 4). My family loved it! I think next time I would maybe mix some blue cheese IN with the mixture rather than just sprinkle on top and because we like Frank's so much would maybe add a little extra of that also. A definite keeper! Pros: Easy to make tastes delicious nutritious Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2012
Awesome but needs some tweaks Having made this more than once I've done a few simple things differently that I have found make this an AWESOME recipe! Key changes: 1) 9oz of whole wheat shells (vs 12oz elbow). 2) 1/2 bottle of Texas Pete Wing Sauce (vs 5 T hot sauce) plus a couple splashes of Frank Red Hot. 3) 2.5 cups of 2% milk (vs 4 cups). 4) Added 1/2 a packet of HV ranch mix to the sauce mixture as well as one can of diced tomatoes drained. 5) Added chopped green pepper along with the celery carrots and opion. OMG this came out so delicious!! Thick rich and spicy but not super-insane spicy just enough to feel a little burn. I tracked all of the nutritionals for the ingredients and this yields me 6 huge servings for around 400 cals each although 7 or 8 servings are certainly realistic to bring down the calorie count. If you found this recipe bland don't give up - there's a version for you that kicks!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
Tasty and satisfying I was compelled to write a review when I saw only 3.3 stars; if I could I would give it 6! Anything Buffalo Chicken will draw the guys to the table. For the waist conscious ladies it has veggies whole-wheat and low-fat milk! It was a hit in our house! The only thing I changed: I was cautious with the milk thinking that different pasta might absorbe it differently and I beleive I put in closer to 3 cups only. Might make the difference for those lacking the taste in the recipe. Thanks for turning a dip into a full-blown meal! Pros: easy should please the whole family Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2011
Good Stuff! I dislike blue cheese so I added a package of Ranch dressing mix into the milk/cornstarch solution. I also dotted the top with cream cheese and covered it in sharp shredded cheddar before I baked it. I omitted the carrots as well and added an extra tbsp of Frank's hot sauce. Next time I will add tomatoes with green chiles I think. Overall very yummy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I'd be interested in comments from the others who rated this dish. My family thought it was just 'okay'. There were too many noodles for the amount of sauce when I made it. Plus I could help but think maybe I should be adding the blue cheese to the sauce and doing something different w/ the hot sauce. We use Frank's and it is excellent. Also...I might finely chop the carrots instead of having the slices... Anyway...I really like the idea of this casserole but it needs to be 'doctored' a bit... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I thought it was way too bland. The taste of the noodles completely overpowered the sauce. I feel like there should be a richer flavor to the sauce like cheese soup needs added or something. I won't be making this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I agree with the previous comment. Too many noodles for the amount of sauce and perhaps melting the blue cheese in with the sauce would be better. I used cipole hot sauce because it's what we had in the house and my husband loves it but I think if I made it again I'd stick with the regular. Shredded carrots would be much better. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
We really liked this dish. I did prepare it more like a Cooks Illustrated recipe. First I sweated the carrots onions and celery with a tsp of oil and pinch of salt removed from pot then added a Tbs of the oil and browned the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) in two batches. Added the garlic to 2nd batch of chicken and cooked for 30 seconds until fragrant then returned vegetables and rest of chicken to pot and continued with the regular recipe. A drizzle of Franks before serving was essential and I would probably increase the amount of Franks in the sauce next time. I also used regular pasta but I could see how whole wheat could be too strong so I'd try Ronzoni Healthy Harvest which has a milder taste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I will be making this dish tonight for the second time. The first time we added extra Franks Red Hot Sauce because it was a bit bland. After we did that it was much better. I also did not use all of the noodles that the recipe called for. I just eye balled what I thought a good amount was. My husband also requested that we add some more blue cheese. Perhaps melting the blue cheese in the sauce (as mentioned above) and then placing some on top will help give the dish more flavor. We will be adding calories this way but we'll give it a shot! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I loved this and ate it for many days happily. I used less noddles and also less chicken just because both amounts seemed like a lot. I used "Barilla Plus" noodles- they are supposed to be "multigrain". I think using these and just less of them prevented the "too pasta-y" taste. I also used more Frank's hot sauce then called for and also added in some extra hot sauce because I love spicy things. I kept the other things the same although honestly I think I added more of the celery and carrots but not sure because I didn't measure it. I used some wonderful bleu cheese from Whole Foods and actually used less than called for because this blue cheese was so strong and creamy. A little tweaking to the recipe and it was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I made this dish this weekend (for my husband who LOVES hot wings) and we will put this one in the "keeper" file. It does need a little tweaking however because we found that the recipe called for way too much pasta (it barely fit in the recommended baking dish) and not enough hot sauce or bleu cheese. But otherwise a great dish! (And maybe with less pasta the added calories of additional bleu cheese won't hurt so much!) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This just did not work for me. I doubled the hot sauce and still thought that wing flavor was drowned but the pasta and other elements. It might be better as a stirfry with a sauce served over the noodles. I love buffalo anything and I was disappointed with this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
A decent recipe but I agree that it could use more Red Hot. Also at first bite I felt like it was missing something -- added a touch of ranch dressing and voila! Much better. If I were ever to make it again I'd probably add some ranch when adding the Red Hot. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I read all the comments on this recipe prior to making it. I only used about 8 ounces of pasta which was perfect and I put the blue cheese in with the sauce. I had extra so I sprinkled some on top as well. I used the amount of Franks Hot Sauce that was called for with a few extra dashes. My boyfriend loves spicy food so I put out more sauce for his use but he said it didn't need it. He really enjoyed the dish and said he would love to have it again. I thougth it was very good as well and I don't care much for spicy food. I also used a precooked roasted chicken and just shredded the breast meat into the sauce. I would make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I love this recipe. I did add a little extra hot sauce based off the other comments. This recipe is vert tasty and filling. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I was looking for a healthy alternative to buffalo wings for a long time and this recipe was great. I did the following things based on the comments I read: Thank you all who posted comments... 1. After I cut up my raw chicken breast I marinaded it in Frank's buffalo wing sauce (which I used instead of hot sauce - but it is probably the same thing...) This helped flavor the meat and make it moist in the process 2. I shredded the carrots (great idea...) 3. I added about 1/4 of the bottle of the Frank's buffalo wing sauce. The milk/corn starch mixture balances it out so well. 4. Instead of adding extra blue cheese to the creamy chicken sauce I added 2 of the Laughing Cow lite blue cheese wedges. This gave the sauce the extra blue cheese flavor and added creaminess. There are only a couple of stores in my area who sell the blue cheese wedges. 5. I used about 1/2 pound of pasta. The amazing part is that I did not slave to make this dish. There are so many casseroles out there where you spend so much time prepping. This was not too bad... I prepped the casserole yesterday and baked it today until it was hot. My husband said this was probably one of the best things I have made. I was amazed as to how rich and yummy it tasted. Plus the celery was cooked perfectly with a little crunch and the carrots and onion complimented this so nicely. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I used 8 ozs of farfalle (what I had in the pantry) 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts doubled the amount of Frank's buffalo sauce and mixed in a little blue cheese as well as sprinkling it over the top. Two big thumbs up from us! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This is the ONLY bad recipe that I have ever made from Eating Well we actually threw it out. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Seriously good! I doubled the blue cheese and Frank's Red Hot sauce and I used 2% milk and it was awesome! My husband loved it and our 17 month old even had a few tastes from my plate and was licking her fingers and lips! I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
My husband and I found this recipe to be very bland! I even marinade the chicken in Frank's Wing Sauce as suggested. I find that the milk/cornstrach mixture is over powering. Perhaps cutting that in half would help. Also I do think that Frank's Wing Sauce vs. Frank's Hot Sauce makes a big difference. If I were ever to make this again I would definately use the Hot Sauce. I would also add diced tomatoes for some more flavor and nix the pasta. Perhaps rolled up in a wrap might be nice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy--with a crust This was very good!! I did take advantage of some other comments and doubled the hot sauce and added a bit of extra blue cheese. As an added bonus..I crushed a package of Ritz crackers with 1/4 cup of melted butter and added it to the top of the dish. It gave a little crunch to the meal. It was great!! Pros: Very different Cons: Too much pasta Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Rich comfort-y food feel Even halved this made too much for my husband and myself. I thoroughly enjoy a good spicy meal but I must have messed up the ratios somewhere because this was a little too spicy for me to eat. My husband however enjoyed it and had seconds. It was very rich even though I used skim milk which is a good thing. I like that even though it's supposed to be a healthy meal it still had the comfort food feel to it. I used medium sized shells (like in Velveeta) and flour (instead of the cornstarch) because that was what I had on hand. I don't think I'll be making this recipe again. Pros: Relatively easy Cons: Made way too much Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious! I made this recipe with a few modifications: 10 oz noodles instead of 12 oz 1/2 yellow bell pepper instead of an onion No celery Feta instead of blue cheese 6 oz hot sauce instead of 5 It was delicious! I am not a big fan of spicy food but my boyfriend loves spicy food and this dish was perfect for both of us. He added hot sauce to his portion and I kept my hot sauce at a minimum. I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Buffalo Chicken Casserole A WINNER! I LOVED this recipe!! I made it for a superbowl party and everyone loved it! I served sour cream on the side to cut the heat a bit for those that werent too fond of the spicyness. It was great! I am going to try it again with less pasta (I used 6oz after reading the reviews) and using skim milk. Maybe cutting the calories even further! This is a homerun. A comfort food and lighter in calories! Pros: Creamy delicious and light Cons: Can't think of a single one! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Creamy goodness! I adjusted the recipe to serve 4. Used less than the suggested amount of pasta. I had Frank's Buffalo sauce and I doubled the amount and added a can of diced tomatoes which really added a nice flavor to the dish. I also sweated the veggies and added the garlic at the same time as the chicken. This was a fun recipe and I would make it again. Thanks to everyone else who left good comments! Pros: Easy to fix Cons: None Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Not visually appealing The dish smelled great but the sauce turned out to be light pink after you add the hot sauce. My husband loved it but me and my son thought it was not appealing; light pink glop yuck. I will not be making it again. Cons: I couldn't get my 14 year old son to eat it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy buffalo casserole This casserole was a huge hit with my boyfriend and I! I used franks buffalo sauce and shell pasta I also added a can of tomatoes with chilies. Since I don't like blue cheese I just topped it with Mexican mix and then my boyfriend put blue cheese dressing on it! Will definitely be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Really Good! This was actually really good! I used 2c skim milk and 1/3c all-purpose flour (i did not have corn starch) and i mixed in half of the blue cheese in the sauce and the rest on top. I threw a can of diced tomatoes in and I also used 6oz of buffalo sauce and it was perfect!! Great recipe! My only problem was that I thought I could fit everything into my big pan mistake! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2011
One of the few recipes I did not like This truly lacked flavor. I was shocked. I read the reviews and followed the tips to add the cheese into & on top of the casserole and I added additional Frank's hot sauce but it still had NO flavor. This is one recipe I won't be making again. Pros: Cons: Read More