• Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add cavatappi and return to a boil. Cook 6 minutes; drain.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour. While whisking, add milk in a thin stream. Whisk in paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer; cook 2 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and whisk in 2 cups of the cheddar. Fold cheese sauce into pasta.

  • Place half the macaroni and cheese in a baking dish. Microwave pulled chicken per package directions, about 6 minutes. Spoon over pasta in dish and top with remaining mac and cheese and 1 cup cheddar. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, until melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; 27 g total fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 740 mg sodium. 77 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein;