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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This pasta is perfect for a summer potluck! The 8 ounces of pasta filled one of my large serving bowls, but you could easily double this to really serve a crowd.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crowd pleasers, party recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 151kcal


  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 cup prepared Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions


  • Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to a large bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, starting with 1/4 cup of both the hot sauce and ranch. Stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Before serving, stir the pasta and taste. Add more hot sauce and ranch dressing as desired.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg