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.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

More Delicious Pasta Salad Recipes

Do you love pasta salad as much as we do? We eat it as a side dish, yes, but we will also make it for lunch, dinner, snacks or just because!If you love pasta salad just as much, we also have this Creamy Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad, Best Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, Grilled Duck Breast Pasta Salad and Retro Cold Pasta Salad which is a Suddenly Salad Copy Cat Recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe for Tailgating Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Tailgating Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Nicole Cook
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.
4.52 from 41 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 299 kcal


  • 8 ounces pasta any type
  • 2 cups grilled chicken breast chopped
  • 1 cups celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ¾ cups blue cheese dressing can substitute ranch dressing
  • ½ cups hot sauce use more if you like it really spicy!
  • ½ cups blue cheese crumbled


  • 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.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pasta, celery, onion, chicken, blue cheese dressing and hot sauce. Mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer to a serving dish. Top the pasta with crumbled blue cheese. Serve cold.


Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 997mgPotassium: 333mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy gameday recipes, easy pasta recipes
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