Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta in 5 Easy Steps

This delicious recipe is great for a Sunday dinner that you will enjoy leftovers on Monday night.  It’s Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta in 5 Easy Steps. 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

It’s a dinner your whole family will love. It’s also great for large gatherings such as a  Sunday afternoon Football game fans.  It’s inexpensive and goes a long way.

Chicken Bacon Casserole Ingredients

This totally creamy, cheesy, and loaded with chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing recipe has my three favorite foods.  Cheese, Chicken, and Bacon!  

I work hard all week so Sunday nights are when I like to make a big meal for my family.  This is the night I would make Meatballs, Chili, and or Casserole Dish.  These types of meals make for yummy leftovers.  

Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta Step by Step

Step One:  Cook Pasta – You can use whatever pasta you have on hand or you can use Egg Noodles they work just as well.  Place in a 9 x 13-inch Casserole Dish. 

Chicken Pasta

 

Step Two:  Chop Onions – I like to use my Food Chopper because makes all the pieces the same size. 

Fried Onions and Chicken Pasta

Step Three: Make Creamy Sauce – Saute Onions in oil then stir in the Milk, Cream Cheese, and Ranch Dressing for a Cheesy Heaven.

Creamy Cheesy Sauce Chicken Pasta

Step Four: Mix Together – Pour Creamy Cheesy Sauce over the Pasta and add in the Frozen Sweet Peas, Bacon, and Chicken. 

Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta and Peas

Step Five: Add Topping & Bake – Top with Melted Butter, Panko Bread Crumbs, and Ranch Dressing.  Cook until the top is crispy and cheesy which is about 20 minutes. 

Chicken Ranch Bacon with Pasta

Oppss!  Step Six:  Serve and Enjoy 🙂

Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta in 5 Easy Steps

 

Tips for Substitutions

  • Instead of Canned White Chunk Chicken Breast, you could use leftover Chicken from the Oven Rotisserie Chicken Recipe instead of Canned Chicken Breast.  Just cut up into small bite-size pieces.  
  • Replace Frozen Sweet Peas with another vegetable such as Broccoli, Green Beans, or even Sweet Corn they are all delicious.
  • Using Egg Noodles gives this meal a little different flavor but still very yummy.   
  • For a less creamer sauce, you could use 2 cups of Chicken Broth instead of the Milk.  

Chicken Casserole Bacon Ranch with Pasta

 

Storing Leftover Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.  If you don’t have a casserole dish with a lid, wrap with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent from spoiling.  

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch with Pasta in 5 Steps

 


Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta

Melt in your mouth Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta

  • 12 oz Any kind of Pasta
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup Diced Onions
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Ranch Dressing
  • 12.5 oz Canned White Chunk Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Bites Or 6 Slices of Bacon Broken into pieces
  • 1 cup Frozen Sweet Peas

Topping

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Sprinkle with Fresh Chopped Parsley (Optional)

Instructions

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta

  • Preheat oven to 375°F lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish
  • Cook Pasta and in saltwater and follow cook time per package; drain and place in a large bowl
  • Chop Onions into small pieces and heat oil in a skillet and saute onions until tender
  • Add milk and cream cheese to skillet and stir until creamy
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of Ranch Dressing to skillet combine together
  • Pour mixture over Pasta and fold in Canned White Chunk Chicken Breast and Frozen Sweet Peas
  • Add Bacon Bite and mix together with the Pasta and Chicken Breast
  • Spread out the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish

Topping

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of Butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds
  • In a small bowl mix together Melted Butter, Panko Bread Crumbs and 1 tablespoon of Ranch Dressing
  • Pour the mixture over the Pasta and Chicken Breast mix in a casserole dish
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until the top is crispy and Cheddar Cheese is melted
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before digging in, Top with Parsley and Serve

 

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