I made this pasta for J., G.S., N and their houseguest last night. I was slightly nervous because the cheese sauce didn't look like it covered the pasta very well, but it turned out better than expected. And it was really good! I had compliments from all the boys - but maybe they were just being nice? - who knows. All I know is that the pan was empty after dinner.
The pasta in the picture above looks MUCH better than mine looked. I think next time I am going to add some more cheese, I used about a cup of the shredded Monterey Jack so next time I am going to try two cups and also a little bit more Frank's hot sauce in the cheese sauce. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup, which was a good amount but I could have used some more heat in my pasta! I loved the addition of the green onions and gorgonzola on top. Yum. I only wish there were some leftovers (wait, did I just say that out loud?)
I served it with some strawberries, but I also think a salad or vegetable would go well with it. I never know what kind of sides to serve with a dish like macaroni and cheese, especially when it has chicken in it. It seems like a meal and side already.