Cheddar BBQ Chicken Pasta

This quick and easy chicken with penne pasta in a creamy cheddar barbecue sauce tastes so good and it’s easy to make. Our Cheddar BBQ Chicken Pasta recipe uses our SWEEETHEAT Spicy Homey Honey and SWEEETHEAT All Purpose Rub.  This comfort meal packs alot of flavor and is so delicious.  We even added some vegetables so it can hit most of the major food groups.




Ready In:

2 hrs 15 mins



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About this Recipe

By: Demond Mullen

Summer is here, and that means that cookout season is officially in full effect! As you start to plan the menu for your outdoor gatherings and parties, we’re sure that grilled meats, ice cold beverages, and chilled desserts will make the list. Just remember that no cookout menu is complete without a nice big bowl of potato salad! Potato salad is the much debated dish that can make or break your friends and families cookout experience. When you commit to bringing or making this dish, you should always have a stellar recipe in your back pocket. A recipe that is tried and true, and that will have folks begging for more.

Look no further, SWEEETHEAT has you covered with a potato salad recipe that will be the talk of all your guests. This tangy, sweet, and creamy Bacon BBQ Potato Salad is a fun twist on a traditional southern potato salad recipe. It features all the standard elements of a solid potato salad: perfectly tender potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, sweet relish, diced yellow onions and celery dressed in a miracle whip and yellow mustard dressing. What makes this recipe exceptional is the addition of not one, but two special ingredients: Bacon and SWEEETHEAT’s Sweeet St. Louis BBQ Sauce!

Not only do these additional ingredients intensify the flavor of this dish, but they strike the perfect balance between sweet and salty. This  dish will leave your friends and family eager to ask the questions, “Who made the potato salad?” and “Where can I get this recipe?”

Make this dish the morning of or the night before your festivities to let the flavors meld together effortlessly, then garnish with green onion and paprika to give it a little extra swag before serving. Trust us, this Bacon BBQ Potato Salad recipe is unmatched, and will garner you the accolades for years to come.


As the name suggests, SWEEETHEAT’s Sweeet St. Louis BBQ Sauce is fashioned after St. Louis style barbecue sauces. It’s packed full of sweet notes like brown sugar and honey as well as tangy notes of vinegar. It also includes a little chipotle and sriracha, which adds a nice touch of spiciness. Although it was made specifically for your barbecued meats like pork and chicken, don’t let the fun stop there. You can use SWEEETHEAT’S Sweeet St. Louis BBQ Sauce in your summer salads, seafood dishes, or as a glaze on some of your favorite vegetables.

If you’re looking for other recipes to bring to the cookout, then try one of the following! Each one features SWEEETHEAT barbecue sauces and rubs and are absolutely delicious:


BBQ Chicken Pasta


  • 1 Pound Chicken Tenders, cut into cubes
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoon SWEEETHEAT All Purpose Rub
  • 2 Cups Penne Pasta
  • 1 1/2 Cups SWEEETHEAT Spicy Homey Honey BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Fill a pot with water according to package directions. Sprinkle with salt and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add penne pasta to the boiling water. Cook the pasta for approximately 11 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander.

Step 2

Season the chicken with SWEEETHEAT All Purpose Rub

Step 3

In a large skillet, add olive oil and seasoned chicken. Cook chicken on medium high heat until done.

Step 4

Reduce heat to medium.

Step 5

Stir in SWEEETHEAT Spicy Homey Honey, peas, corn and heavy cream..

Step 6

Stir in the shredded cheese, and serve.