Buffalo Chicken Casserole

September/October 2010

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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.

"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...

67 Reviews for Buffalo Chicken Casserole

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.

It has pretty much everything I love in a recipe: Pasta, Chicken, Frank's Red Hot sauce, cheese
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

Comments (3)


Anonymous wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Milk, cheese not healthy?

Milk, cheese not healthy? What planet are you from? as was stated, everything in moderation.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 2 days ago

Everything in moderation!

Everything in moderation! You need fat in your diet so as long as you are not eating half the casserole dish I think that 400 for a meal is completely within the norm

Anonymous wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Did you ACTUALLY MAKE this

Did you ACTUALLY MAKE this recipe????? I highly doubt you'd acknowledge the ingredients, eat it, then rant about how unhealthy it is.......that would be pretty stupid.

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!

Good Creamy Sauce

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!

Cheap ingredients, easy to have on hand

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.


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