Farfalle with Chicken, Asparagus and Blue Cheese

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

I saw this while searching for blue cheese recipes and thought it sounded too good to ignore.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse, drain and set aside.
  2. In medium nonstick skillet, heat olive oil; add onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more; add asparagus, red bell pepper, and 1/2 cup water.
  4. Cook uncovered until water evaporates and asparagus is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in basil, pasta, and sliced chicken; add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  6. Gently blend in blue cheese and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

2 5

We found this to be entirely too salty with nothing to cut the blue cheese. If I were to make this again, I would make a quick béchamel to temper the cheese and cut down on the salt level. We did not enjoy it.

5 5

I loved this. The blue cheese melts perfectly into a nice flavorful cream sauce without the unneeded calories or fat of an alfredo sauce or whatnot. I ended up using broccoli instead of asparagus, and used rotini pasta instead of farfalle because the store didn't have any whole wheat bowtie pasta. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

I increased the garlic as well, and had to go without the basil, but it really didn't suffer. I tossed in a little parsley for some freshness. It did take me a lot of stirring to get my blue cheese to melt because it was a harder variety. I should have paid more attention and chopped it up smaller. Really like the flavor of this, and very easy. Reheats well. Will make again.