Creamy Blue Cheese and BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese

A buttery sauce mixed with smoked gouda and blue cheese make one velvety and flavorful and lighter BBQ chicken mac and cheese. The ideal comfort food! 

A buttery sauce mixed with smoked gouda and blue cheese make one velvety and flavorful and lighter BBQ chicken mac and cheese. The ideal comfort food!  #pasta #BBQ #chicken #glutenfree

This is such a Monday meal.

A big bowl of pasta, screaming for you to come pull a chair up to the table, grab a fork and to dig in.

A buttery sauce mixed with smoked gouda and blue cheese make one velvety and flavorful and lighter BBQ chicken mac and cheese. The ideal comfort food!  #pasta #BBQ #chicken #glutenfree

During the summer, Monday dinners are reserved for veggie packed, nutrient dense dinners to balance out the weekend splurges. Entree salads with salty cheese, juicy chicken, and crisp green vegetables are usually all present. But as the leaves start to change and the fire place is roaring more than having our windows open, it all indicates foods that warm you from inside out are a must.

Mac and cheese is the quintessential comfort food. Stick to your bones. Make you feel good sorta food. The velvety cheese, the chewy pasta, and with one bite, you are in pure bliss. Ironically, growing up and still to this day, I rarely crave pasta.  Except plain noodles tossed in butter and salt.  Healthy, I know.  I was never the girl that could eat endless bowls of spaghetti but nowadays, when I get a hankering, pass me that fork and let me dig in.  Buttery cheese that covers every nook and cranny. Loaded with flavors for endless profiles with each spoonful.

A buttery sauce mixed with smoked gouda and blue cheese make one velvety and flavorful and lighter BBQ chicken mac and cheese. The ideal comfort food!  #pasta #BBQ #chicken #glutenfree

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