Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffulo Macaroni and Cheese

Now that my 3 kids are back in school, things are hectic with three teens’ schedules with their after school activities (daughter: competitive dance, youngest son: tennis and oldest son: working and high school senior responsibilities). My oldest sister and I were reflecting the other day about our childhood, and how different it was to how we live today. I was the youngest of 4 children, and we ate dinner every night as a family during weeknights. We discussed how that really was a blessing that none of us participated in as many after school activities as children do now. Also, my mom always had a well-balanced dinner including a protein, vegetables and a salad.  If we had dessert, it was usually fresh fruit or baked apples. Our dinners were always healthy (except for an occasional fried chicken from scratch), and we had such a strong family bond. Being a single mom of three is never easy and having a quality meal is so important to me (even though it doesn’t always happen with our busy schedules). When I think of what a quality meal means to me, I imagine all of us sitting around the table sharing about our day (or maybe what’s on our travel bucket list). Quality also means an easier, simpler meal with less cleanup (and one that is nutritious and all three kids like). This Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese recipe is something new and unique I made recently that the kids really enjoyed! I started with Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese, some cooked and chopped Tyson Chicken which is perfect for busy weeknights or game day get-togethers. Create a full meal and serve with frozen Alexia Artisan whole grain dinner rolls. Using frozen foods allows me to have a variety of options as well as shortcuts to make my life easier.

To celebrate back to school I am giving away a $100 Visa Giftcard. To enter, just answer  “What does a quality meal to you?” or “How do you define a quality meal?” Just leave a comment answering the question for a chance to win! One winner will be chose on Wednesday, September 17th! Good Luck!

Buffalo Mac and Cheese

For more recipes using frozen foods, see Easy Home Meals.

This giveaway is sponsored by Easy Home Meals but the recipe and all opinions are my own.

 

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Cook Time:

7 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes

Yield:

4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

2 (12-ounce) boxes Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese
11/2 cups cooked and chopped Tyson chicken
2 to 3 tablespoons wings sauce
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation:

1. Cook macaroni and cheese according to directions. Let cool slightly and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350F.

3. In a large bowl combine chicken and wing sauce, mixing well. Add macaroni and cheese and toss gently. Place into a lightly greased baking dish and top with cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

15 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. A quality meal is one that makes a person feel special and for each person this is a different food. It could be your grandma’s pasta sauce, mom’s cookies or for my family it’s my homemade pizza.

  2. A quality meal means to us time spent with love ones catching up with each after a busy day/week. It can include a made from scratch meal or a pre-prepared meal, all that really matters is the time spent with family and the special people in our lives, because you never know when you will have the chance again to be together.

  3. A quality meal to me should have all these things – healthy ingredients, lovingly prepared and graciously presented, even if simple, and thoughtfulness as to what everyone would like! that can be the best mac ‘n cheese and a salad or a fancy chef dinner. Nobody wants to think you suffered terribly in the ordeal if it is a fancy meal!

  4. A healthy no,-stress meal with my family when we can all sit down together. Like your story above. Very nice! Life is different now with so many distractions from family. Very sad…

  5. A quality meal is good healthy food and time spent with family and friends. Doesn’t matter if it is breakfast on the weekend or a dinner in-between after school activities and homework. Enjoy the food and the company

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