Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

If you follow my blog, you know I love a good casserole. Add in some bacon and I am in Heaven!! This casserole literally is mouth watering yummy and PACKED with flavor. Seasoned chicken, chopped up bacon, Alfredo sauce, and pasta…..what more could you ask for in one dish??

Last week, I whipped this up in the afternoon before the kids got home from school. Once dinner rolled around, I popped it in the oven and minutes later, it was on the table ready for devouring. The kids and my hubby all went crazy over this and the leftovers were even better!

Not only is this a quick dinner to prepare, but it is also fairly inexpensive!

Next time you are short on time, be sure to throw this together. Your family will thank you!!! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 8 oz. pasta (I used Shells)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 jar Alfredo sauce (14.5 oz)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until brown and crispy, about 7 minutes.
  3. Drain fat and place bacon on a paper towel to absorb the grease.
  4. In a gallon size Ziploc bag, add in the olive oil, diced chicken (raw at this point), and Ranch mix.
  5. Shake around in bag until chicken is evenly coated.
  6. Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink. Set aside.
  7. In a pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente.
  8. Drain water and add pasta to greased baking dish.
  9. Add cooked chicken and Alfredo sauce to the pasta.
  10. Sprinkle both cheeses, bacon, and salt/pepper to the top of the Alfredo and place pan in oven.
  11. Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and serve!! Enjoy!!

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Marlene Daniels
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Marlene Daniels
1 year 2 months ago

What size jar of Alfredo sauce and when do you add the bacon? Sounds yummy.

jamie
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jamie
1 year 2 months ago

what would you use instead of Alfredo sauce

Judy Fisher
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1 year 2 months ago

How many servings does this make?

Denise
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Denise
1 year 2 months ago

Would ranch dressing work just as good as the dry packet?

Peggy C
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Peggy C
1 year 2 months ago

I have used cream of chicken soup with about 1/2 can of milk or cream for this recipe and sauteed mushrooms

Peggy C
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Peggy C
1 year 2 months ago

I forgot to mention that I added 6 oz shredded parmesan cheese to the soup and milk mixture once it was heated- this instead of jar Alfredo Sauce…It was even better the next day when we warmed it up

Peggy C
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Peggy C
1 year 2 months ago

I also use thin spaghetti noodles instead of Rotini pasta sometimes…so many different ways to enjoy pasta dinners…I don’t always have the exact ingredients on hand so I improvise…This one is awesome…Thanks for sharing this casserole dish…I love pasta

SUSAN TEETER
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SUSAN TEETER
1 year 1 month ago

BRIAN WEST is posting this recipe and the pictures as his on this FB site—-https://www.facebook.com/groups/45749664303/

Ginger
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Ginger
1 year 1 month ago

What’s good on the side with this

Denise
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Denise
1 year 1 month ago

This looks amazing, will try this tonight with some bread sticks and salad, hope the kids will enjoy this, thanks

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 1 month ago

Made this dish for dinner for my family!! We loved it… So nice an favor full 😋 Thanks for the recipe! This is be added to my holidays meals as well😀❤️

wendy
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wendy
1 year 1 month ago

How much is the serving size?

Colleen Brzykcy
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Colleen Brzykcy
1 year 1 month ago

I made this on Saturday and it was delicious! Served with a salad and garlic butter bread sticks …. Simply amazing and definitely different- exactly what I’ve been looking for. This recipe will stay in our dinner list 😊

Peyton McCracken
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Peyton McCracken
1 year 1 month ago

What side dish would you recommend with this dish? Im making it for my boyfriend and thought about mashed potatoes but I feel like that is too heavy to go with the pasta and too starchy. Do you think mashed potatoes would be ok or do you have any recommendations?

Leslie
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Leslie
1 year 1 month ago

Do you have any nutritional information is calories per serving and serving size?

Emanuelle Lovecraft
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1 year 1 month ago

I made this for my family last night and it was a complete hit! Even my super picky husband enjoyed it! I used Barilla Fiber Plus penne as the pasta base. It was perfect! Thank you so much for posting this!

Dory
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Dory
1 year 1 month ago

Do you mix the chicken and Alfredo sauce with the pasta or just put it on top?

kristin hoffman
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kristin hoffman
1 year 1 month ago

I have a guy friend who doesn’t like alfredo sauce. I’m going to make a white sauce and mix the ranch packet with it. Wish me luck.

Juanita
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Juanita
1 year 1 month ago

I think I would try this with some thawed hash browns.

Stephanie
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Stephanie
1 year 1 month ago

Just made this for dinner and I wouldn’t change a thing! It was delicious!

Sandra Wilson
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Sandra Wilson
1 year 1 month ago

Can someone recommend a good jar alfredo sauce?

Teresa
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1 year 26 days ago

I am thinking about making a double recipe and just wondering, if it doesn’t get eat to well, how long can store refrigerated and can this be frozen?

Melinda
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Melinda
1 year 22 days ago

Could you use real bacon bit and can chicken breast meat?….Was thinking that would make it even quicker to prepare.

JAMES MADISON
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1 year 10 hours ago

Has anyone tried this in the crockpot. Maybe add the pasta, sprinkle cheese, and bacon at the end?

ruth amis
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11 months 23 days ago

wish these recipes were easy for us in the UK!! we dont have a dried ranch dressing!! i find this a lot with these wonderful recipes – so disappointing
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Kathy
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11 months 16 days ago

I made this last night and it was a big hit! Easy and good, love that combination. I will be making it again!

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