Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake – penne pasta, alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, ranch seasoning, chicken, buffalo sauce, eggs, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. If you like buffalo chicken dip, you are going to love this casserole. Perfect for weeknight dinners or gatherings with friends, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Casserole

When it comes to flavor-packed comfort food, this Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pasta is an absolute winner! Tender pasta, chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, Alfredo sauce, sour cream, eggs, and three kinds of cheese – ricotta, cheddar, and mozzarella. YUM! If you are a buffalo chicken wings fan, you will love this pasta casserole! It is perfect for game day or an easy weeknight meal. Add this to your menu ASAP! It is sure to be a hit.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Alfredo

This pasta casserole is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook pasta noodles according to the package directions for al dente. Drain in a colander and set aside. 

In a large bowl, stir together Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta cheese, ranch dressing mix, eggs, buffalo sauce, parsley, chicken, and pasta. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Spread the pasta mixture into a baking dish, and top with shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly. Garnish with parsley or green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can substitute any shredded chicken.
    • Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins
  • I use penne pasta. Feel free to substitute elbow macaroni, rigatoni, or fusilli.
  • I use Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce. Frank’s red hot sauce is equally delicious.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
    • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your preference.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • celery
    • fire-roasted tomatoes
    • Rotel
    • green chiles
  • Is Buffalo Chicken Alfredo spicy? Yes. There is a kick from the hot sauce. Adjust the spice level to your family’s preference.
  • Can Buffalo Chicken Alfredo be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the casserole and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.
    • Bring the casserole dish to room temperature before baking.
  • Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken Pasta? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to four months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake as directed.
    • Write the baking directions on the foil covering the pan so you know what temperature and time to cook the casserole.
  • You can freeze the baked casserole for later. To reheat after freezing, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • This makes a lot of pasta. You can split it between two 9×9-inch pans and freeze one for later.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
bowl of buffalo chicken pasta

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

This casserole is a favorite at our house. I love that it can be made ahead of time; it is perfect for hectic weeknights. When it comes to what to serve with this pasta, I’ve got some delicious ideas for you. To balance the richness of the creamy Alfredo sauce, consider pairing it with a crisp and vibrant salad. Some warm, freshly baked garlic bread or breadsticks are also a must. Their golden, garlicky goodness is perfect for sopping up any extra sauce and adding that comforting touch to your meal. And for a pop of color and flavor, a side of steamed asparagus or green beans can be a nutritious addition to complete your plate. With these accompaniments, you’ll have a well-rounded meal that balances the creamy indulgence of Chicken Alfredo Pasta with freshness and variety.

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Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake – penne pasta, alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, ranch seasoning, chicken, buffalo sauce, eggs, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. If you like buffalo chicken dip, you are going to love this casserole. Perfect for weeknight dinners or gatherings with friends, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, ranch seasoning, chicken, hot sauce, eggs, parsley, and pasta.
  • Spread mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can substitute any shredded chicken.
  • I use penne pasta. Feel free to substitute elbow macaroni, rigatoni, or fusilli.
  • I use Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce. Frank’s red hot sauce is equally delicious.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
    • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your preference.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • celery
    • fire-roasted tomatoes
    • Rotel
    • green chiles
  • Is Buffalo Chicken Alfredo spicy? Yes. There is a kick from the hot sauce. Adjust the spice level to your family’s preference.
  • Can Buffalo Chicken Alfredo be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the casserole and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking. 
    • Bring the casserole dish to room temperature before baking.
  • Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken Pasta? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in the freezer or up to four months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake as directed.
    • Write the baking directions on the foil covering the pan so you know what temperature and time to cook the casserole.
  • You can freeze the baked casserole for later. To reheat after freezing, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • This makes a lot of pasta. You can split it between two 9×9-inch pans and freeze one for later.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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Comments

  1. This was amazing! I halved the recipe and didn’t use as much hot sauce, simply because we don’t love super hot stuff. I pinned it and I will sure make it again.

  2. Can you make this casserole using your “overnight” method so I don’t have to cook the pasta? Time to cook is at a minimum here.

    1. What a great idea! But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

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