Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chicken Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

I found this recipe on Liz's blog (one of my favs!) and thought it would be perfect for a bbq. On Sunday the weather was perfect in Chicago so HusbandPlzak grilled some chicken and burgers. It was the first time this year and it was so exciting, boat weather is almost here!

Not only was this wonderful as a side dish for dinner but I also put a big scoop on top of romaine lettuce and enjoyed it for my lunch.

Chicken Gorgonzola Pasta Salad
Adapted from Liz's Cooking Blog

1/2 lb pasta shells
2 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c. button mushrooms, quartered
2 c. fresh baby spinach leaves, lightly packed
1/2 c. lite ranch dressing
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 oz. Gorgonzola, crumbled

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

In a large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach.
Pour dressing over pasta mixture, toss with mayonnaise until coated. Fold in cheese.

Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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  1. This looks really good! I'll definitely have to try it.

  2. Yumm! This will be great this summer!

  3. This looks amazing with such great, simple flavors.

  4. I am so glad you enjoyed it! I need to make this again!

  5. This looks so, so delicious. I love gorgonzola...and I know I would love this. I'm bookmarking to try soon!