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.
Buffalo Chicken Casserole
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
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.
65 Reviews for Buffalo Chicken Casserole
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.
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.
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!)
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!