Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bake Fiesta Recipe

Our Buffalo Mac 'n' Cheese Bake Fiesta, the result of the listed recipe.

This dish is sure to become a regular in your house with its cheesy, spicy, and crunchy flavors! The softened onions and garlic give the creamy mac and cheese a great flavor boost and the toasted breadcrumb topping is the perfect crispy contrast. Spicy buffalo sauce makes the dish irresistible, so you’ll want to dig in immediately! Serve it up with that pale or wheat ale to put the finishing touches on an unforgettable meal!

Prepping a Buffalo Mac 'n' Cheese Bake Fiesta


Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bake Fiesta!
– 1/2 tsp minced garlic
– 1/2 onion (diced)
– 2 cups macaroni (uncooked)
– 2 cups milk
– 2 eggs
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt
– 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
– 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
– 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
– 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce
– 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
– 3 tablespoons of butter
– 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
– 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
2. In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and fresh diced onion and sauté until golden.
3. Add in macaroni and cook until al dente.
4. In a bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and black pepper.
5. Add the milk mixture to the saucepan and stir.
6. Add the flour and stir until it is fully mixed.
7. Add the sharp cheddar cheese and stir until it’s melted.
8. Add the buffalo hot sauce and cayenne pepper and stir until all ingredients are combined.
9. Transfer the mac and cheese to a greased 9- by 13-inch casserole dish.
10. On the stovetop, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan.
11. Add the breadcrumbs to the saucepan and stir.
12. Add the Parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
13. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top of the mac and cheese.
14. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbling, about 25 minutes.

Pair with a crisp, cold pale or wheat ale!

Why This Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bake Fiesta Is A Hit

People are won over by the delicious combination of flavors in this Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bake Fiesta dish. Tender onions, garlic and creamy cheesy macaroni topped with a crunchy breadcrumb topping – all of this is brought together with a spicy buffalo sauce to give it a kick. Not to mention that when served with a light or wheat ale it puts the finishing touches on an unforgettable meal! With the combination of the crunchy and the creamy, the spicy and the savory – it’s hard to resist satiating your hunger with this dish.

Options For Making The Recipe Gluten-Free

For those wishing to make the recipe with gluten-free ingredients, there are certain adjustments that can be made. For example, replacing regular macaroni with a gluten-free pasta such as quinoa or brown rice pasta is a simple switch to make. Additionally, replacing the regular breadcrumbs with gluten-free ones or using a combination of oats and nuts provides a great crunchy topping.

Ingredients To Make The Recipe Vegan

Switching out the regular cheese for vegan cheese is an obvious change to make when adjusting the recipe to be vegan. Additionally, replacing the chicken broth with vegetable broth or even replacing it with water also makes the recipe vegan-friendly. To top it off, replacing the butter with vegan margarine or coconut oil is an easy switch to make.

In Summary

The Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bake Fiesta has all the flavors, textures and smells that make people come back for more. Plus, it’s perfect for adapting to make it both gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Whether served with ale or on its own, it’s sure to become a regular in your household.

If you like this sandwich recipe, check out this Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Guanciale, Egg and Pecorino Romano or this delicious Pasta alla Gricia Recipe. You can also check out the full Pasta Archive!

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