Buffalo Quinoa Mac& Cheese

You asked for it.... and you got it! :)

A few weeks ago, Lauren inspired me to make Buffalo Quinoa Mac and Cheese. So, the next time I was at the grocery store, I picked up everything I needed to make this yummy dish using a recipe from Pinterest.

I posted this pic on Instagram and had requests to post the recipe, so here she is in all of her wonderfulness:


Ingredients-ses:

~ 1 and 1/4 cups of quinoa, rinsed and drained

~ Salt & Pepper (I just used pepper, no salt)

~ 2 tbsp. of flour

~ 1 and 1/2 cups of skim milk, divided

~ 2 green onions, sliced

~ 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce

~ 1 and 1/2 cups of reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

~ 1/4 cups of blue cheese crumbles

Instructions:

Preheat oven broiler

Cook quinoa according to package directions

Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup of milk in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Pour in remaining milk and green onions.

Switch to a spatula and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.

Cook for 1 minute while boiling.

Remove the pan from heat and add in buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese. Season with a few dashes of pepper. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and then add in cooked quinoa and stir to combine.

Pour into a non-stick sprayed casserole dish and top with blue cheese crumbles. You can also use individual ramekins as I did pictured above.

Broil for 5-7 minutes until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbly.

Enjoy!


Joining Jessica and Ashley for Taste of Tuesday, hop on over and share a recipe with us :)

11 comments:

  1. YUM!! I need to make this asap! My husband would LOVE this.. the blue cheese and the franks red hot!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. This looks amazing! I am definitely going to try this...
    Erica
    www.ericastartwalking.com

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  3. Wow, I never would have thought to put these ingredients together, but it must be delicious! With Frank's Hot Sauce as one of the ingredients, I'm sure my husband would love it. :)

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  4. get out of here with this!! this sounds sooooo good!!

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  5. OMG, yum! I just tried buffalo mac and cheese this weekend and was surprised how much I liked it. I need to make it with quinoa now!

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  6. This looks yuuuuummmmyyyyy! And I see that you're in Florida! I'm in Punta Gorda!

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  7. Holy moly that sounds amazing.

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  8. I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

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  9. Just had to come over and look at this recipe. My husband is a big Quinoa fan these days. Pinning it to my Pinterest board. Visiting from SGBC That's Fresh Friday Link Up.

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