Cooktop Cove: How to make buffalo chicken pasta casserole
My favorite thing about football season is chicken wings. We make them every Sunday to enjoy during the football game, their spice building with every bite. Everything about the chicken wing is perfect: tender chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, and crunchy celery. So why limit my enjoyment of chicken wings to only Sunday afternoons, why not make it a quick and easy weeknight dinner?
This casserole is not only easy to put together, but it will satisfy the whole family’s craving for cheesy pasta as well. I have brought this dish to many a potluck gathering, only to hear rave reviews and requests for recipes from all my friends.
Why this recipe works: Spicy hot sauce is tamed by creamy ranch dressing, and the celery bites add a nice crunchy relief, delivering everything you love about chicken wings in a one-pot, cheesy package.
Pro Tip: To make this dish vegetarian, substitute roasted cauliflower for the chicken.
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