I can always count on Dawn to have some amazing food ideas and recipes. Last night I asked my Facebook friends for different picnic side dishes than the norm. Grumpy and I are heading to the Saratoga Race Track today to attend an event sponsored by his workplace and we are to bring a dish to share.
Of course, Grumpy wants me to impress and he suggested I take something different from the normal macaroni or pasta salad. Here came Dawn to the rescue along with several other awesome ideas from other FB friends. I flew with Dawn's because I love buffalo flavor and I have an addiction to Frank's Red Hot sauce. Just the smell of it makes me swoon!
I made the salad first thing this morning along with a Chocolate Sheet Cake. I had to be safe and have something else ready that was tried and true just in case I messed up the salad! If you need a different pasta salad to take to a reunion, picnic, or just to eat at home alone, then definitely give this a try. Especially if you're a wing fan. It's not too spicy, has just a bit of a kick, and is different enough to impress!
If you haven't seen Dawn's blog, Vanilla Sugar Blog, then you should definitely take a trip over there and check it out. She always has amazing food, photos, and recipes. I also have to say she has recipes that are out of the ordinary that will blow you away and make you think "why didn't I think of that?".
BUFFALO CHICKEN PASTA SALAD - PIN IT!
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
- 8 oz dried rotini pasta cooked according to package directions
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 green onion thinly sliced, including green top
- ⅓ cup roasted red pepper
- 2 cups cooked chicken diced
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 tbsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Roasted Red Pepper Brine (the juice the peppers are in)
- 2 tbsp Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
- Mix pasta, celery, onion, roasted red pepper and chicken in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Mix together Mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper brine and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
- Toss mayo mixture with pasta mixture and chill. Enjoy!