Buffalo Ranch Mac & Cheese
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Holy flavor explosion batman! You will adore this fun twist on homemade mac and cheese. It takes a few extra minutes to prep for the freezer...but it will be so worth it when you can just pull it out, thaw and bake! So delicious and perfect for busy weeknight when you need a cozy, warm comfort meal!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - 1 lb box(es) elbow noodles
  • 1 - cup(s) sour cream
  • 3/4 - cup(s) buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 - packet(s) ranch dressing mix
  • 3 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Garnish: - blue cheese crumbles**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook the pasta, as directed, to al dente. Drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the sour cream, buffalo wing sauce, Ranch dressing mix and half of the shredded cheese. Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken.
  4. Pour the drained pasta into the bowl and toss with the cheesy mixture. Pour into baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until warmed through and cheese is melted on top.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Buffalo Ranch Mac & Cheese Bake with crumbled blue cheese garnish and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together 2 cups sour cream, 1 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce, 2 packets Ranch dressing mix, 3 cups of the shredded cheese, and 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the pasta and cheesy mixture
  • Half of the remaining shredded cheese on top

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use small shell gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Buffalo Ranch Mac & Cheese

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and reheat/bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Garnish with blue cheese crumbled.
Serve with salad.

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