My husband, Cody loves Mac-n-Cheese, he would probably eat it everyday if he could. I normally only make it for special occasions, but Cody wanted it for dinner and what Cody wants, Cody gets. So here is my ultimate Mac-n-Cheese recipe. Beware, its so delicious people will fight over the last serving.
1 box (14-16oz) of your choice of noodles (I used rotini)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of flour
3 cups of milk
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of fresh cracked pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard
4 cups of fresh grated cheddar cheese
1 pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 whole chicken breast sliced really thin
1 1/2 cups of buffalo sauce
Cook the bacon and reserve the grease in the pan. While the grease is still hot toss in the chicken and toss it around until its fully cooked. Use tongs to take the chicken out of the grease. Put the chicken in a large bowl and toss it with the buffalo sauce and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400. Cook and drain the pasta until al dente and set aside.
In a large pot melt the butter and whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Whisk until there are no lumps. Pour in the milk and cream and bring to a boil. Keep stirring and Let it boil for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to med-low, keep stirring and cook 8-10 minutes. Add the cheese 1 cup at a time and stir until its all melted. Turn the heat off and add in the pasta and toss it until all the pasta is covered in the cheese mixture. Stir in the chicken.
Butter a large baking dish and pour the Mac-n-Cheese in and top with a drizzle of buffalo sauce. Cover it with the bacon crumbles and bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Enjoy!
This can be made and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to cook it. Its delicious! Happy Cooking!