Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole



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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and comforting! Loaded with chicken, bacon, cheese, and a homemade Ranch sauce, this is sure to become a family favorite!

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Now that the weather is cooling down, Im excited for comforting casserole dishes and big bowls of soup! I look forward to it all year long.

One of my familys favorite casserole dishes is this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole. I mean, whats not to love about chicken, bacon, pasta, and a creamy Ranch sauce all smothered in cheese?!
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole

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Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 35 mins Serves 8-10 adjust servings

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and comforting! Loaded with chicken, bacon, cheese, and a homemade Ranch sauce, this is sure to become a family favorite!

Ingredients

For the casserole

  • 1 box (16 oz.) rotini pasta
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

For the Ranch sauce

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 8 tbsp.) butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) dry Ranch dressing mix

For the top

  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2-3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Lasagnera baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute or until smooth. Slowly, whisk in milk. Add garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high, whisking often, until the mixture is thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Carefully add the cream cheese and stir until smooth. Stir in the dry Ranch dressing mix. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, chicken, HALF of the bacon, 1 cup Mozzarella, and cup Cheddar cheese. Pour the sauce over the top and mix until well combined. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top evenly with remaining Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over the top of the casserole.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the casserole is hot throughout and the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
  6. Sprinkle chopped parsley over the casserole before serving, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 963kcal Calories from fat 559
% Daily Value
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 894mg 37%
Carbohydrate 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 41g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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