Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients

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.