ZENB Elbows Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

SERVES 8

PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 35 minutes

Nutritional Facts

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Serving Size: 327g
Servings: 8

Calories: 490

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat24g31%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat0.5g
Cholesterol115mg38%
Sodium1370mg60%
Carbohydrates36g13%
Dietary Fiber6g21%
Total Sugar6g
Protein32g
Vitamin A220mcg25%
Calcium370mg30%
Iron3mg15%
Potassium203mg4%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

FEATURED IN RECIPE


ZENB Elbows Pasta

Something about the flavor of buffalo sauce always seems to be a fan favorite when it comes to cooking. This ZENB Elbows Pasta recipe combines the flavor of buffalo wing sauce, rotisserie chicken, and a variety of cheeses to create a dish your family will love.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Elbows Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into 6 pieces, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken meat, shredded
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Drain.

2.

Melt butter in large pot on medium heat. Add flour; cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, salt, and pepper until smooth. Cook 4-5 minutes until mixture reaches a low boil. Reduce heat to low. Add cream cheese, 1 cup cheddar and 1/4 cup blue cheese. Whisk slowly until cheeses are melted. Stir in pasta, buffalo sauce, and chicken; mix gently until well combined.

3.

Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprinkle top evenly with remaining cheeses. Bake 20-25 minutes until bubbly. Garnish with green onions before serving.

Tasty Tips

For extra crunch, top with breadcrumbs before baking.

An average-size rotisserie chicken yields about 3 cups of meat.

Substitute reduced fat cheese in place of full fat cheese to save on fat and calories.

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