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Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

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Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Muir Glen® tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese adds a flavorful punch to chicken pasta salad topped with creamy ranch dressing.

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) ranch dressing
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 oz)
  • Bibb lettuce, if desired

Directions

  • 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

  • tip 1
    Use cut-up cooked rotisserie or deli chicken for the cooked chicken breast.
  • tip 2
    If you’d prefer, you can cook 15 slices of raw bacon until crisp and then crumble it instead of using the precooked bacon.

Nutrition Information

560 Calories, 32g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 42g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
660mg
27%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Muir Glen® tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese adds a flavorful punch to chicken pasta salad topped with creamy ranch dressing.
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