Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe is all the flavors of Buffalo chicken and macaroni and cheese combined in one tasty, comforting dish with a slight kick to it!

Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe is all the flavors of Buffalo chicken and macaroni and cheese combined in one tasty, comforting dish with a slight kick to it!Including this new Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe, I probably have more macaroni and cheese recipes on Wishes and Dishes than other other type of food.  I have a serious problem (if you can really call that a problem)!  It never ever EVER gets boring, but I do like to find new and exciting ways to prepare it.  What can I say, my inner 5 year old can’t help myself when it comes to my favorite childhood comfort foods.

This Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese was amazing and will be made again, and again, and again….you get the point.  The flavors were so great and the amount of spice was just right – not too spicy but a bit of a kick.  If you can’t really handle spice in your food you will still like this one – trust me.  Along with the Buffalo wing sauce, I used Zweigle’s Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage for double the “Buffalo” flavor in this recipe.  Zweigle’s is a 5th generation family-owned local business here in my hometown of Rochester, NY!
Zweigles Buffalo Chicken Sausage, Rochester New York
Quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe combines the flavors of Buffalo chicken with macaroni and cheese for pure comfort food the whole family will love!
Their chicken sausage is the BEST and it comes fully cooked, which means you can just add it to this macaroni and cheese as is.  I like to slice it up and give it a nice golden brown color before adding it into my recipes for maximum flavor.  This is not a vital step, however, and you can skip it if you’re in a hurry.  Zweigle’s Buffalo Style sausage is made from 100% boneless, skinless chicken meat with the perfect amount of tangy buffalo style seasoning.  It’s just perfect in this Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese!  Zweigle’s actually has 4 other kinds of chicken sausage (Spinach and Feta, Italian, Chorizo, and Lime Chipotle) so it’s easy to find one to fit into so many different recipes.
 Easy Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe is all the flavors of Buffalo chicken and macaroni and cheese combined in one tasty, comforting dish with a hint of spice!
This Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese is rich, rich, rich and such great comfort food.  The leftovers were actually even better the next day which is a huge plus in my book.  Kids will love this and it’s also great to bring to a party or potluck.

 

Here are the links for you to check out my previous recipes using Zweigle’s chicken sausage in case you missed them:

 

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet

One-Pot Creamy Green Orzo with Chicken Sausage

You can also get more great recipe ideas and purchase Zweigle’s products online (if you don’t have them available to you locally) by heading on over to Zweigles.com.  Happy cooking!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe combines the flavors of Buffalo chicken with macaroni and cheese for pure comfort food the whole family will love!

If you like this, you will also love this Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese or this low-carb Macaroni & Cheese from my friend Kalyn that uses buttermilk – brilliant!

Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
 
Buffalo Chicken Sausage Macaroni & Cheese recipe is all the flavors of Buffalo chicken and macaroni and cheese combined in one tasty, comforting dish with a slight kick to it!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb medium shells pasta
  • 3 chicken sausages, sliced (I used Zweigle's Buffalo style)
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 + ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, plus ½ cup extra for topping
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ranch or blue cheese dressing to serve it with (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  2. Brown the chicken sausage slices a bit on both sides. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions and drain.
  4. While the pasta and chicken sausage are cooking, heat saucepan over medium heat and add butter until melted.
  5. Add the flour once the butter is melted.
  6. Whisk the flour and butter together and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes until golden, whisking continuously.
  7. Slowly add the milk and turn the heat down low. Stir frequently until the the sauce thickens and then add in the cheeses.
  8. Stir until mixture is smooth and cheese is completely melted.
  9. Add Buffalo wing sauce.
  10. In a lightly greased 9X13 baking dish add the pasta and chicken sausage.
  11. Mix together well so that the chicken is evenly distributed.
  12. Pour cheese sauce over the top and make sure to coat the pasta evenly.
  13. Sprinkle with Panko bread crumbs and the extra ½ cup of cheese.
  14. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
  15. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
  16. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing, if desired. Enjoy!

Disclaimer:  Thank you Zweigles for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  inspired from topnotchmom.com