Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

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If you’re looking for a little bit of a different take on a Mac and Cheese give this recipe a try – the dominant flavor is definitely the Gorgonzola cheese, so you it with caution. This is a simple recipe that cooks on the stove top and utilizes deli chicken so it is fairly quick to prepare. To make preperation a little easier measure all ingredients into small containers so you have them ready to add as you prepare the cheese sauce.

This is a quick recipe so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. Enjoy

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 whole rotisserie deli chicken
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Instructions
  1. Bone chicken into bite size pieces. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a large dutch oven over medium heat - melt the butter. Slowly whisk in the flour until a paste forms. Continue stirring and cooking until golden brown. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook stirring constantly until mixture is thickened about 5 minutes, and then add the pepper. Cook about 1 more minute, or until mixture is smooth. Reduce heat to low and stir in the Monterey Jack, and cheddar cheese; cook until melted.
  3. Mix in the hot sauce and then fold in the chicken, macaroni, and Gorgonzola cheese.
  4. Serve hot.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe

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mexican cold salad recipe

With Labor Day approaching I thought this would be a good time to post another side dish recipe. This is a simple recipe to prepare and will feed a good size crowd. The recipe is mildly seasoned so if you want to heat it up a little bit, it should work out well; Jalapenos would be a good addition to this recipe.
If you looking for a good side dish give this Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe a try.
This is a good recipe for pot luck, or a Labor Day picnic.

Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup black olives (chopped)
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain, rinse, and set aside to cool.
  2. While macaroni is cooking grill corn over medium high heat until done and slightly charred. Cool and cut kernels off the cob.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the elbow macaroni, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and green onions.
  4. in a medium size bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream, cumin, and salsa until thoroughly combined. Mix the sauce into the macaroni mixture, fold in the cheese; salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve cold

Adapted from Food Network

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese Recipe

This Mac and Cheese recipe is rich and creamy with Smoked Gouda adding a delicious and unique smoked flavor to the dish. This is a simple recipe that’s quick to put together, and large enough to serve a good size family. Use it as a side dish, or a one dish dinner.
The next time you’re in the mood for Mac and Cheese give this one a try; it’s really good.

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups dried macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups half and half
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • ⅓ lb. smoked Gouda cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • ½ lb. sharp cheddar cheese (shredded or cut into small cubes)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onions (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Gradually whisk the flour into the melted butter; about 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the half and half stirring constantly until mixture is smooth. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture is thickened. Season sauce with the salt, pepper, mustard, and Cajun seasoning, off heat, stir in cheese until melted.
  3. In a large bowl, or the same kettle you cooked the macaroni in, mix the cheese and macaroni together. Garnish with green onion slices if using. Enjoy

Adapted from blogchef.net

Countryside Italian Cold Salad Recipe

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Countryside Italian Cold Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a good side dish to go with your next cookout give this Countryside Italian Cold Salad Recipe a try. This is a quick and simple recipe with most of the cooking time being for the pasta. You can make the salad ahead of time, or prepare it at the same time you are grilling.

Countryside Italian Cold Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each drained)
  • 2 cups bow tie pasta
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ⅔ cup basil (chopped)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (Cubed)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked to crispy or store bought pre-cooked - chopped)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, drizzle olive oil over the pasta, toss, and cool.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate until chilled.

 

Reduced Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I really like Mac and Cheese, so when I saw this recipe for Reduced Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese I decided to give it a try. I have tried some low fat recipes in the past and was not very satisfied with the results. Basically this recipe is lowering the fat content by using low fat cheese and milk.
If you like macaroni and cheese, and want to lower your fat intake a little bit, give this Reduced Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe a try. It’s not quite the same; but is really good.

Reduced Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of elbow macaroni
  • 3 cans 2 percent low fat evaporated milk
  • ¾ teaspoons dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups shredded 50 percent light cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (melted)
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package direction for al dente. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water from the pasta – drain and rinse.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. In the same kettle used to cook the pasta mix together the milk, mustard, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Dissolve the cornstarch into ¼ cup of the pasta water until dissolved.
  4. Bring the milk mixture to a simmer and whisk in the cornstarch. Cook until mixture starts to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the cheese and macaroni. Stir in the rest of the pasta water to make the macaroni mixture kind of soupy. (I did not need the rest of the water)
  5. Place the macaroni and cheese in a 13x9 casserole dish. Toss the toasted Panko bread crumbs with the melted butter, salt and pepper to taste, and spread them over the top of the casserole.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbly around the edges.

 

Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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smoked macaroni and cheese

This Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe makes a great side dish, or can be served as a standalone dish for dinner or supper. This is a basic recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. Give this one a try; it’s really good.

Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Bread Crumb Topping
  • 3 slices white sandwich bread for fresh bread crumbs. (Process torn slices of bread in a blender with the butter to make the bread crumb topping)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold), cut into 6 pieces
  • Pasta and Cheese sauce
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage (cut lengthwise into quarters and then cut into ½ inch slices)
  • ¾ teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Honey Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt or to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. cooking macaroni
  3. Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Melt butter in a large kettle over medium high heat, and then add the onion and dry mustard. Cook until onion starts to brown; stirring as needed.
  5. cheese sauce for mac and cheese
  6. Gradually mix in the milk and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the cheeses, ¼ teaspoon salt, and Dijon mustard. Continue mixing until cheese is melted. Stir in the macaroni, and then fold in the smoked sausage.
  7. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 casserole dish with cooking spray, spoon in the macaroni and cheese, and then top with the bread crumb butter mixture.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until casserole is heated through and bread crumbs are golden brown.
  9. Serve hot

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Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe

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This Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe is a great summertime recipe. It’s quick to put together and doesn’t require many ingredients; just be sure to allow enough time for the salad to chill. This is a great side dish or can be used as a standalone dinner recipe. Enjoy

Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 ounce ham steak (cubed)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 large shallot (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheddar
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimentos (drained)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Hard boil eggs and set aside to cool.
  2. While eggs are cooling cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Place the elbow macaroni in a large bowl, slice or chop the eggs and add them to the macaroni, and then mix in the ham, celery, shallots, and lemon juice.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, pimentos, salt and pepper. Mix the dressing into the macaroni mixture and then fold in the shredded cheddar.
  5. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Adapted from blogchef.net

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are so many Mac and Cheese recipes it is almost impossible to try them all, but no matter how many are out there Macaroni and Cheese continues to be a popular dish. When I saw this Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe it reminded me of another recipe I have posted; Simple Macaroni and Tomato Recipe”  

This Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe is a simple recipe that’s easy to put together and has a rich and delicious cheese flavor. This recipe would make a great side dish or work out well for a main dish. If you like Mac and Cheese, but want to try something different, give this Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe a try-it’s delicious.

This is a large recipe and would make a great dish for a party or pot luck. If you are preparing it as a side dish you may want to cut the recipe in half.

Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni

1 can petite diced tomatoes (28 ounces)

Salt

Pepper

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 cups half and half

1 cup chicken broth

1 pound shredded cheddar

8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar

Preheat oven to 400F.

1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions for al dente. Drain the macaroni and mix in the diced tomatoes-cook over medium high heat until liquid from the tomatoes is mostly absorbed; set aside.

cooking macaroni

macaroni and tomatoes

2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and then whisk in the flour, cayenne pepper, and cook for about 1 minute or until golden. Slowly mix in the half and half and the broth until smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to a medium simmer and cook until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheeses, 1 teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of pepper; stirring until the cheese is melted.

cheese sauce

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

3. Mix the cheese sauce with the macaroni and tomatoes and pour into a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown. (You might want to place the casserole dish on a sheet of aluminum foil in case it starts to bubble over, but I did not have a problem)

Let rest 15 minutes before serving

Serves 10-12 for a side dish

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe

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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe

I was in a hurry to put a side dish together so I decided on this Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Usually I use the oven for most of my mac and cheese recipes but I was trying to save a little time. This recipe is simple and doesn’t call for many ingredients so there is a good chance you will have everything you need on hand to put this recipe together. I followed the recipe as written and the end result was a very creamy macaroni and cheese dish. I garnished the dish with paprika just to give it a little bit of color. If you like mac and cheese, and need a quick side dish, give this Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe a try.

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe
 
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If you prepare the cheese sauce while the macaroni is cooking; they will both be done about the same time.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/ 4 cup butter
  • 1/ 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounce package)
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni to package directions; drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper and cook until bubbly. Gradually stir in the milk one cup at a time; cook and stir until thickened. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Mix the cheese sauce into the macaroni and garnish with paprika.

 

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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

There are so many ways to put macaroni salads together it’s easy to forget how simple it is to throw together a quick and easy Classic Macaroni Salad. I was looking for a simple recipe to go along with a Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Wings recipe; which is being used for my next blog post. I decided to go ahead and keep it simple, choosing this Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe.

This recipe pretty much like what you would purchase from the deli at your local market, so there is a lot of room for improvement, by adding some extra spices. I decided to keep the recipe as written; keeping it simple. This Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe makes a great side dish and can easily be prepared while the meat or your main course is cooking.

The next time you need a good side dish give this Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe a try; it’s a simple and good recipe. Enjoy

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni

1 cup real mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup celery (thinly sliced)

1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)

1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)

Directions

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.

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2. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, sugar, black pepper, vinegar, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard. Mix until blended.

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3. Stir in the macaroni, onion, celery and green pepper.

Serve cold-Serves 4

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe