Buffalo Mac n' Cheese

Buffalo Mac n' Cheese
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Buffalo Mac n Cheese

Francesca Borgognone

Buffalo Mac n Cheese

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:

365 kcal

Daily value:

18%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 30 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 17 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 747 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 66 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 2 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 10 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 6 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 343 mg
  • Carotene, beta 9 µg
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Choline, total 36 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Fluoride, F 21 µg
  • Folate, DFE 8 µg
  • Folate, food 13 µg
  • Folate, total 13 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 3 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 37 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 566 mg
  • Potassium, K 833 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 66 µg
  • Selenium, Se 17 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1482 mg
  • Starch 4 g
  • Sugars, total 13 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 205 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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