Buffalo "Chicken" Pasta

This recipe uses mock "chicken" fillets as the meat alternative protein. Paired with a buffalo- and Alfredo-style sauce, you'll love the heat in this easy vegetarian pasta recipe.

bowl of Buffalo "Chicken" Pasta topped with celery and bleu cheese
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 8 ounce dried penne or farfalle (bow-tie) pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 9-10 ounce pkg. frozen or refrigerated meatless chicken breast strips or fillets, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 14-15 ounce jar light Alfredo pasta sauce

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz.)

  • cup cayenne pepper sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot

  • ¼ cup shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan heat oil over medium. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add meatless chicken; heat through.

  3. Stir in pasta sauce, half of the cheese, and the pepper sauce. Bring to simmering. Add cooked pasta; toss to coat. Serve pasta topped with carrot, celery, and remaining cheese.

What We Used:

We used Quorn Meatless Fillets in this recipe. The chicken substitute contains egg whites, so it isn't suitable for vegans. It's 83% mycoprotein which is made by fermenting a specific fungus. Producing mycoprotein uses 90 percent less land and water than animal sources.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 845mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 25.4mg 127%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 158mg 3%
Folate, total 83.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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