Buffalo Mac n' Cheese

Buffalo Mac n Cheese
Francesca Borgognone

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, divided, plus more for greasing
  • 1 1/2 Cup  sliced shallots
  • 1 1/2 Pound  shell pasta
  • 1 Cup  shredded Kerrygold Aged or other medium-sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Cup  shredded Kerrygold Vintage or other sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Cup  shredded smoked Gouda
  • 1/2 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup  half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons  hot sauce
  • 1 Cup  plain breadcrumbs

Three cheeses and a kick of spice makes this comfort favorite a whole new story. For the ultimate trio, combine any two sharp cheeses, in this instance, two bold Irish Cheddars, with a smoother Gouda. When blended together, they make for a creamy, cheesy, spicy dream — one spoonful will just not do the trick. 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a deep baking dish. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat and add the shallots. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, until shallots are deep brown, stirring often, about 6 minutes.

At the same, bring water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente. 

Mix the cheeses together in a large bowl and coat with flour, put 1 cup aside for topping. In a small saucepan, bring the half and half to a simmer, add the hot sauce and 2 cups of cheese, stir occasionally for 3 minutes or until the cheese becomes soft and creamy. Remove from the heat and place in baking dish. 

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs; toss. Stir until golden, about 2 minutes. Top the macaroni with a layer of shallots, then the leftover cheese, and top with breadcrumbs. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of butter on top and then put into oven for 25-30 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

544 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Daily value:

27%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 15g 23%
  • Carbs 86g 29%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 4g 18%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 16g 31%
  • Cholesterol 37mg 12%
  • Sodium 217mg 9%
  • Calcium 97mg 10%
  • Magnesium 63mg 16%
  • Potassium 380mg 11%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 248mg 35%
  • Vitamin A 110µg 12%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 20%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 13%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 15%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 56µg 14%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 3%
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