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Tailgating Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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It’s tailgating time and I am definitely excited! I love tailgating time because I am a foodie and it means great food. And college football. I mean what else could be better? We love this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad for just about any event but most especially tailgating.

It’s easy to make ahead, take with you and it can be served hot or cold. We prefer it cold, but it’s pretty great warm too.

This week is all about football food and guess what? That’s my favorite kind of sport. EATING… no, silly! Not Football!

I love sports about as much as I enjoy cleaning my house. Not at all. haha

But I do love the fun foods that go along with this fun sport and am happy to celebrate today with this awesome Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad and I can assure you it’s a huge hit.

Add more sauce for a spicier pasta, but overall you get a nice, creamy, slightly spicy buffalo chicken pasta and it’s served cold, but could be served warm if you wanted. Versatality!

But let’s get back to the Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This great tailgating recipe, is a tangy, spicy pasta salad that is perfect for the big game or any other event.

It goes fast, make extra! You can adjust how spicy you want it by adding more or less Buffalo Wing Sauce. In my book, that makes it perfect!

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Tailgating Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Tailgating Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Yield: 6 -8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A tangy, spicy, combination of all the things you love about buffalo chicken, tossed into a pasta salad. Grilled chicken coated in creamy blue cheese dressing and spicy hot sauce, tossed with onions and celery for a cold pasta salad perfect for any tailgating or picnic adventure.


  • 1 pound 8 ounces of pasta, any type
  • 2 ½ cups grilled chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing
  • ½ cup hot sauce (use more if you like it really spicy!)
  • 1 ½ cups blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Boil a pot of water. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain the pasta, and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pasta, celery, onion, chicken, blue cheese dressing and hot sauce. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish. Top the pasta with crumbled blue cheese. Serve cold.

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Wednesday 7th of September 2016

This recipe looks yummy. I am going to have this for my entree!

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

What a great combo! Perfect for game day or for any cookout!

Denise Wright

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

This looks sooooo good! I love pasta salad and the creamy blue cheese and chicken ....oh my!


Monday 5th of September 2016

I'll take mine extra spicy please! I am loving all these delicious looking football foods!

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