Chicken Ranch and Bacon Casserole

This is a truly comforting dish that is so appealing there will never be any leftovers. The family is going to fall in love and beg for this meal time after time! This dish is so easy to make, you use a jar of Alfredo Sauce, your favorite pasta and Chicken.

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Add in a few other simple items and Voila! You have dinner complete. This is perfect for any night of the week, and it does not take long to make it!

This dish is cheesy, gooey and delicious. I knew that this would be a recipe that everyone would fall in love with when I realized that chicken and bacon pair up perfectly, then you add in ranch and what is not to like?

This is the best, and one of the easiest casseroles that I have made in a long time.

What do you need to make Chicken Ranch and Bacon Casserole

            1 pound Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless, cut into bite sized pieces

            8 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled

            1 tbsp Olive Oil

            1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix

            1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

            ¾ cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

            Salt and pepper to taste

            1 jar Alfredo Sauce

            8 ounces pasta, your choice, I prefer the shell macaroni or elbow macaroni

How to make Chicken Ranch and Bacon Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Grease a 9×9 casserole dish

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon, set aside on paper towels to drain once brown and crispy

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In a large ziploc bag place the ranch seasoning mix and the Olive Oil, then add in the diced, raw chicken

Shake the chicken in the bag until evenly coated

SECOND STEP:

Add the chicken to the bacon skillet and cook until no longer pink

Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to package directions

When chicken is done, set aside to drain any excess grease

When pasta is done, drain and rinse

THIRD STEP:

Place the pasta into the casserole dish

Add in the chicken and Alfredo Sauce, stir slightly

Add the shredded cheeses and bacon to the top of the casserole

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until brown and bubbly

Remove the casserole from the oven, let stand for 5 minutes

Serve hot and enjoy!

YUM!

Chicken Ranch and Bacon Casserole

Chicken Ranch and Bacon Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 pound Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless, cut into bite sized pieces
  •             8 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  •             1 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix
  •             1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  •             ¾ cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  •             Salt and pepper to taste
  •             1 jar Alfredo Sauce
  •             8 ounces pasta, your choice, I prefer the shell macaroni or elbow macaroni

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Grease a 9x9 casserole dish

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon, set aside on paper towels to drain once brown and crispy.

In a large ziploc bag place the ranch seasoning mix and the Olive Oil, then add in the diced, raw chicken

Shake the chicken in the bag until evenly coated

SECOND STEP:

Add the chicken to the bacon skillet and cook until no longer pink

Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to package directions

When chicken is done, set aside to drain any excess grease

When pasta is done, drain and rinse

THIRD STEP:

Place the pasta into the casserole dish

Add in the chicken and Alfredo Sauce, stir slightly

Add the shredded cheeses and bacon to the top of the casserole

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until brown and bubbly

Remove the casserole from the oven, let stand for 5 minutes

Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1424mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 51g