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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Sweet dreams are made of cheese and this Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is no exception. This is your ultimate mac and cheese recipe. When cravings have you longing for comfort food, this recipe is your new go-to.

35 min 4 servings
Cheesy Salty


  • 300 g Penne pasta, or your favourite shape
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour
  • 600 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 125 g Castello® Traditional Danish Blue
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 200 g Castello® Creamy Havarti, grated


1. Preheat the oven to 225°C. Cook the penne pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until just al dente.

2. Over a medium-high heat fry the chicken, onion and garlic in a little olive oil until the chicken is golden brown and the onion is translucent. Add the plain flour and stir until you have achieved a paste. Slowly add the milk while stirring. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 6-7 minutes.

3. Turn down the heat to medium, add the chipotle hot sauce and smoked paprika. Add the grated Castello® Creamy Havarti to the sauce along with just 50g of the Castello® Traditional Danish Blue. Stir until the cheese has melted and you have a nice smooth sauce.

4. Drain the pasta and add to the cheese sauce. Carefully stir and season with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Pour into a greased baking dish and top with the rest of the crumbled Castello® Traditional Danish Blue.

5. Bake for 20 minutes at 225°C or until golden brown on top!

Tips & tricks

Once you have started your mac and cheese journey, it is hard to stop, but that does not mean that you have to stick to one version alone. At Castello®, we love mac and cheese as much as you do, and our site is packed with amazing recipes of your favourite guilty pleasure. Try our classic Baked Mac and Cheese with a crispy and satisfying crust, or turn your dinner party into something special with our savoury Lobster Mac and Cheese. For times when you want it quick and easy, our Mac and Cheese recipe for one lets you get to the good part even faster, and our Bacon Mac and Cheese is one you just have to try. With mac and cheese, the possibilities are boundless!