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Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

chicken-gorgonzola pasta salad Entree
Chicken-Gorgonzola Pasta Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12

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

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

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
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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