Farfalle with Chicken, Asparagus and Blue Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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.

TUMaggieMay March 19, 2014

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!

rpgaymer August 06, 2012

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.

Gay Gilmore November 06, 2005