24 Jul Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe
1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
How to make it
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. In same skillet, saute carrots, celery and onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350°. Stir in salad dressing, mayonnaise and hot sauce into skillet. Drain pasta. Add pasta and chicken to skillet; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs. Drizzle with butter.
Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Yield: 8 servings.