Healthier Buffalo Chicken Macaroni

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; salt the water and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat saute the onion, carrot and celery until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 2 minutes, then add hot sauce and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 more minute.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and whisk to combine, reduce heat. Add milk and mustard and stir until thick, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, then whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
  • Return macaroni to the large pot and stir in cheese sauce and chicken.
  • In a small bowl, combine panko, blue cheese and ranch dressing and parsley.
  • Place macaroni in the prepared baking dish, then top with the the panko, blue cheese and parsley. Bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.