Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

Fire-roasted diced tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese add a flavorful punch to chicken pasta salad topped with creamy ranch dressing.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

7
cups uncooked radiatore (nuggets) pasta (about 19 oz)
4 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken breast (about 20 oz)
1
package (2.1 oz) refrigerated precooked bacon (about 15 slices), cut into small pieces
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
2
cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
1
jar (16 oz) refrigerated ranch dressing
1
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 oz)
Bibb lettuce, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes and spinach. Pour dressing over pasta mixture; toss until coated. Fold in cheese. Cover and refrigerate until serving. To serve, line bowl with lettuce and spoon in salad.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes and spinach. Pour dressing over pasta mixture; toss until coated. Fold in cheese. Cover and refrigerate until serving. To serve, line bowl with lettuce and spoon in salad.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use cut-up cooked rotisserie or deli chicken for the cooked chicken breast.

If you’d prefer, you can cook 15 slices of raw bacon until crisp and then crumble it instead of using the precooked bacon.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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