Buffalo Mac n' Cheese

Buffalo Mac n Cheese
Francesca Borgognone


  • 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. 


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. 


Calories per serving:

792 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 286g 440%
  • Carbs 693g 231%
  • Saturated 163g 816%
  • Fiber 36g 144%
  • Trans 9g
  • Sugars 58g
  • Monounsaturated 71g
  • Polyunsaturated 17g
  • Protein 243g 485%
  • Cholesterol 793mg 264%
  • Sodium 4,882mg 203%
  • Calcium 4,072mg 407%
  • Magnesium 636mg 159%
  • Potassium 3,411mg 97%
  • Iron 21mg 116%
  • Zinc 31mg 206%
  • Phosphorus 4,293mg 613%
  • Vitamin A 2,162µg 240%
  • Vitamin C 43mg 71%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 169%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 225%
  • Niacin (B3) 23mg 117%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 117%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 573µg 143%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 97%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin K 35µg 43%
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