Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

A spicy and creamy buffalo chicken mac and cheese that is loaded with plant-based protein.

Photos by: Preethi V. @cookingwithpree

  • 10 min

    Preparation
  • 20 min

    Cooking
  • 30 min

    Total time
  • 6

    Servings
  • Easy

    Level
  • 11

    Ingredients

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Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp plant-based butter*
  • 12 oz Hungry Planet Chicken™Buy Now
  • 9 oz buffalo sauce
  • 3 cups macaroni noodles, dry
  • 4 1/2 tbsp plant-based butter*
  • 1 1/3 qt almond milk*
  • 1 cup plant-based mozzarella cheese*
  • 1 1/4 cup plant-based cheddar cheese*
  • 6 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp pepper
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.

Instructions:

  • Step 1.

    Heat butter over high heat and cook Hungry Planet Chicken™, breaking up into small pieces while allowing to sear (3-4 minutes). Add Buffalo sauce and stir to combine. Allow sauce to caramelize slightly (1-2 minutes). Set aside.

  • Step 2.

    Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to time instructed on the box or until al dente. Make sauce while cooking pasta. Drain when pasta is done.

  • Step 3.

    Heat butter over medium heat. Add milk and warm while stirring occasionally. Add cheeses 1/3 at a time, allowing cheeses to melt before adding more, saving some to sprinkle on top of pasta. When sauce is melted, add cooked and drained pasta. Stir, taste for seasoning and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4.

    Pour pasta into a heatproof serving dish, top with Buffalo Hungry Planet Chicken™, sprinkle with extra shredded cheese, and broil just until cheese has melted (30 seconds). Serve hot.

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