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Cobb Pasta Salad

It’s the classic Cobb Salad turned up a notch! This Cobb Pasta Salad features perfectly cooked pasta, crisp bacon, ripe tomatoes, cubed chicken, chopped eggs, creamy avocado, and blue cheese dressing. Delish!

Tossed Cobb Pasta Salad in a bowl.

This recipe originally appeared on The Slow Roasted Italian [1]

Cobb Pasta Salad

If you’re craving the classic cobb salad, why not take it up a notch and make it a hearty meal! Prepping the ingredients for a Cobb Pasta Salad always makes your mouth water!

There’s something about the combination of flavors.  The perfectly cooked pasta, crisp bacon, ripe tomatoes, cubed chicken, chopped eggs, creamy avocado and blue cheese, come together to make a fresh and filling meal in a short amount of time.

This is one of those dishes that seems like a lot a work, but after chopping some veggies and cooking some pasta and bacon, all you have to do is assemble! This is a wonderful and fresh 30-minute meal!

We do love our salads!  This Shrimp Salad [2] is a tasty winner, too! 

This main dish salad is great for feeding a crowd. If you’re entertaining when the weather is warm, here are some Tips for Summer Entertaining [3] that will make things easy on you!

Ingredients for a Cobb Pasta Salad in a bowl.

How To Make A Cobb Pasta Salad

One of the wonderful things about this pasta salad recipe is that you can kinda customize it to your liking. 

We often use bow tie pasta because it has a little personality, but you can use any medium-sized pasta (1 pound) for the recipe.

Tip:  Once it’s cooked al dente (which means cooked firm to the bite), run it under cold water to cool it down and make sure it doesn’t stick together. 

Next, comes the fresh ingredients that really make this pasta sing.  While your bacon is frying (8 slices), cut up your tomatoes (1 1/2 cups) and avocado (1 large), chop your cooked chicken (2 cups) and hard-boiled eggs (4 eggs), slice the green onions (3 medium), and crumble your blue cheese (1/3 cup).

When bacon is done and cooled, chop or crumble it. This can be done ahead of time for easy prep.

Finally, place the cooked and cooled pasta in a large bowl. 

Tip:  Reserve a few of the add-in ingredients to place on top if you wish. Garnishing always makes a recipe better!

Add all remaining ingredients and pour dressing (1 cup) over the salad and toss lightly to coat.  Top with reserved add-in ingredients.  Your salad will look super appetizing at this point!

Cobb Pasta Salad with dressing being poured over it.

Wow! This is such as easy pasta salad to assemble.

Try to resist eating a bite or two until it gets to the table – if you can!

Tips for Making a Pasta Cobb Salad

Ingredients for Cobb Pasta Salad in a bowl before they're tossed.

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Ingredients for a Cobb Pasta Salad in a bowl.

Cobb Pasta Salad

It's the classic Cobb Salad turned up a notch!  This Cobb Pasta Salad features perfectly cooked pasta, crisp bacon, ripe tomatoes, cubed chicken, chopped eggs, creamy avocado, and blue cheese dressing. Delish!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Erin Henry [12]

Ingredients

  • 1 pound farfalle (or other medium-sized pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 cups cooked (chopped chicken)
  • 8 slices bacon (cooked & crumbled)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 large avocado (peeled & chopped)
  • 3 medium green onions (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing

Instructions

  • Cook pasta al dente per the package instructions.  Run under cold water to cool and rinse starch off.
  • Cook bacon and prepare all other ingredients. If desired, reserve a few of each add-in ingredient to place on top of pasta salad for garnish.
  • Place cooked and cooled pasta in a large bowl.  Add all remaining ingredients and pour dressing over the salad and toss lightly to coat.
  • Garnish with reserved ingredients.  Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a day.

Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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