Franks Redhot Classic Buffalo Chicken Mac N' Cheese

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp Franks Redhot Original Sauce, divided
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion, optional
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with no stick cooking spray; set aside. Cook macaroni as directed on package using minimum cook time. Drain well. 2. Meanwhile, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan on low heat. Whisk in flour; cook and stir until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute until mixture is hot and bubbly. Add cheese and 1/2 cup of the Redhot sauce; stir until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. 3. Add cooked macaroni, chicken and celery to cheese sauce; stir gently to coat well. 4. Pour macaroni mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with green onions and blue cheese crumbles if desired.