Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF with rack in the middle of oven. Butter an 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Set a large, covered pot of salted water over high heat to boil.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter and oil. Add panko. Cook, stirring, until crumbs are golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl, stir in half of the Parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon seasoning, set aside.
  4. Add macaroni to boiling salted water and cook until just al dente. Drain macaroni and set aside.
  5. In a large wide pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle flour over butter, whisking to incorporate and make a roux. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until roux is light golden, about 4 minutes.
  6. Gradually pour in milk and cream, whisking constantly to make a béchamel sauce. Raise heat to medium-high and bring sauce to a low boil, whisking constantly. Reduce to a simmer, while still whisking, and cook until the sauce is thick and is nappe consistency, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add cheddar, the rest of the Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning. Whisk until completely incorporated.
  8. Add the drained macaroni to the pot with the cheese sauce, and stir well to coat.
  9. Transfer the macaroni mixture to the buttered baking dish. Evenly sprinkle the topping over the macaroni and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden and bubbling. Let it cool about 15 minutes before serving.


  • 1/2 lb. Assoluti® Pasta, Elbow Macaroni
  • 8 oz. cheese, cheddar, extra sharp, grated
  • 3 tbsps. flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 tsp. Lawry's® Spicy Buffalo Wings Seasonings Mix, for the topping
  • 2 tbsps. Lawry's® Spicy Buffalo Wings Seasonings Mix, for the sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsps. Nature's Best Dairy® Butter, Unsalted, to grease dish
  • 1/4 cup Nature's Best Dairy® Butter, Unsalted, for the roux
  • 1/3 cup Nature's Best Dairy® Cream, Heavy
  • 2 cups Nature's Best Dairy® Milk, Whole
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsps. Piancone® Oil, Olive, Extra Virgin
  • 1/2 cup Roma® Cheese Grated, Parmesan, divided