Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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