Buffalo Baked Ziti



Total Time: 
Prep Time: 1
Servings: 4


kosher salt

10 oz. ziti

2 tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 c. milk

6 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 c. Frank’s Red Hot (or other hot sauce)

1 tbsp. Ranch seasoning

2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

1/4 c. freshly chopped chives, plus more for garnish

1 c. shredded white Cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Make sauce: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add flour and whisk to combine. Cook 1 minute. Add milk and whisk until combined and no clumps remain. Simmer until thickened, 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and break up with a wooden spoon until melted and combined. Add Frank’s and ranch seasoning and stir until combined.
  3. Add chicken, chives, and cooked ziti to skillet and stir until pasta is completely coated. Top with a layer of cheddar and bake until melted and golden, 15 minutes.
  4. Garnish with chives and serve.