Blue Cheese Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients for 4-6 servings

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 5 ounces Castello® Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Salad

  • 6 cups cooked and drained Tomato Penne Pasta
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded white chicken breast
  • 1 cup Castello® Crumbled Blue Cheese dressing (from recipe above)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup walnuts (optional)
Blue Cheese Chicken Pasta Salad

Preparation

Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Add sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise and white wine vinegar into a medium-size bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Season with dry mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire and black pepper. Fold in Castello® Crumbled Blue Cheese. Set aside.

Salad

  1. Cook pasta per instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Prep by chopping red onion and red grapes and set aside.
  3. Add pasta, chicken and onions to a medium-size bowl and toss until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Top with dressing and season with tarragon, salt and pepper. Gently fold in red grapes. Add walnuts if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Inspiration Kitchen

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