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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This creamy, crunchy, spicy pasta salad makes an easy, portable picnic dish or beautiful--and sturdy--potluck pleaser.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ creamy macaroni salad mix
3/4
cup ranch dressing
1/4
cup Buffalo wing sauce
2
cups shredded cooked chicken
1
bag (9 oz) chopped romaine
1
cup shredded carrots
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add uncooked pasta (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box); cook at medium boil 12 minutes. Drain; rinse with cool water, then drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix ranch dressing, wing sauce and seasoning (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box). Add chicken and cooled pasta; toss to coat.
  • 3 Arrange romaine on large platter. Top with pasta mixture, followed by carrots and blue cheese.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add uncooked pasta (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box); cook at medium boil 12 minutes. Drain; rinse with cool water, then drain thoroughly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix ranch dressing, wing sauce and seasoning (from Suddenly Pasta Salad box). Add chicken and cooled pasta; toss to coat.
  • 3 Arrange romaine on large platter. Top with pasta mixture, followed by carrots and blue cheese.

Expert Tips

Assemble the salad in 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish; keep cool on the way to the picnic in a casserole carrier.

Add 1/2 cup sliced celery on top for an extra nod to this dish’s "wings-piration"!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
830mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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