This Delicious Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese Is a Must-Try

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It’s there to cheer you up on a gloomy day and a fantastic way to celebrate your wins. And now, with just a few additional ingredients, you can have a real party for your senses. This delicious butter chicken mac and cheese recipe is both kid-friendly and gourmet — perfect for everyone at home!

Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese

A Creamy, Crunchy Spin on the Classic Dish

Chef Gaurav Anand, who came up with this recipe, has a simple rule: keep it simple. He loves combining the healthy with the delicious, especially when it comes to his kids. His butter chicken mac and cheese recipe offers a clever way to mix the classic ingredients with a few healthy touches for a creamy, crunchy Indian-inspired spin on the popular dish.

Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese: The Recipe


  • 1 box elbow pasta, cooked per instructions (keep in mind it will cook more in the oven later)
  • 10-12 oz chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • 1 and ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter chicken sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)
  • Breadcrumbs for topping

Mac and Cheese ingredients