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Yum Yum Wednesday – Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Hi Everyone,

Normally on Yum Yum Wednesday I re-post a recipe that I made in the past.  But since it is Yum Yum Wednesday, I thought instead that I would share with you a new product that I found and share with you a recipe that I made with it and let me tell, it is so good!  So let’s get to it, my Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese!  Yum!!!  Now this is what I call a Yum Yum Wednesday!

For today’s post I teamed up with Annie’s Homegrown to help celebrate their 25 year anniversary.   Annie’s products are made with real ingredients. That’s why Annie’s uses all natural ingredients and organic products.  They do not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.  Plus for the cheese in this recipe, it comes from cows that are not treated with growth hormones or rBST.  It’s 100% real cheese!  For this recipe I used Annie’s Homegrown Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Cheese.  I went with the shell shaped pasta but I was tempted to make it with the rabbit shaped pasta (how cute is that?), but I thought shells would hold the chicken better!  🙂

Oh I should tell you a little bit about the pasta! It’s creamy, cheesy, chock full of chicken and has the perfect amount of hot sauce. I was so stoked when I tested this recipe! It is so me and it will definitely make my weekly rotation. Oh yah!!!

The recipe is so easy to make too!! I just used two boxes of Annie’s Shells & Real Aged Cheddar, followed the directions on the box and then when I mixed the cheese sauce with the pasta and I added Franks Hot Sauce and Chicken. Amazing!! I kid you not, this is an amazing dish! I LOVE it!!  LOVE it I tell yah!!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
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A cheesy, spicy macaroni and cheese chock filled with chicken and hot sauce, that makes it taste like a chicken wing.
Serves: 7 cups
  • 2 6oz pkgs. of Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
  • 6 tbsp. milk
  • 6 oz chicken, cooked, diced into small pieces
  • 4 - 6 tbsp. hot sauce ( I used Franks Hot Sauce)
  1. Bring 12 cups of water to a boil, stir in pasta. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until done; stirring occasionally. Drain Pasta. Add 6 tablespoons of milk into a sauce pan and sprinkle cheese from each packet and hot sauce over milk, stir until combined. Add cooked pasta and chicken, stir until pasta and chicken are completely coated.
Calories per cup: 238, Fat: 4, Cholesterol: 22, Sodium: 1200, Potassium: 88, Carbs: 32, Fiber: 1.4, Sugar: 3.6, Protein: 14
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Serving size: 1 cup

Since I am a fan of Annie’s I wanted to share with you a cute little snack that I have been munching on, Bunny Fruit Snacks. I keep a packet in my desk drawer at work and when I’m craving candy I just have a little snack pack! They are only 70 calories and taste delicious, plus it satisfies my sugar cravings.

If you would like to join Annie’s team like me you can!   Just go HERE!   Annie’s would like to give you some extra-goodness, including fun Annie’s content, brand updates and special chances to win delicious rewards!  All you have to do is share your love for Annie’s with your fans and followers! Sign up below and check out what’s new for #teamannies! 

Wishing Annie’s a Happy 25th Birthday!!

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I have to tell you, I’m not kidding, but this is by far the best Macaroni and Cheese I have ever had!  It tastes like homemade and I love that Annie’s is all natural!  How can you beat that?

Well I am off to do some baking!  Have a super wonderful day!



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