Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is an easy dinner recipe that your family is sure to love! It’s creamy and full of flavor with ranch seasoning mix, melted cheese and bacon!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole scooped onto a serving spoon

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

If you’re looking for an easy dinner that everyone will love, this is it! I’m always a fan of recipes that use rotisserie chicken because it makes things quicker and easier and this recipe definitely does that. The toughest things here are shredding the chicken and boiling the pasta. If you can handle that, then you’ve got this casserole 90% of the way there.

The flavor is also wonderful. How can you not love a creamy sauce flavored with ranch and bacon?! Even our twin boys (who just turned 3 – how are they so big already?!) love this, which is great. If you have young kids, then you know they can be picky, and this one is a hit!

A bowl of Chicken Bacon Ranch CasseroleChicken Bacon Ranch Casserole in pan with a large scoop missing

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

This casserole is made with simple ingredients that are easy to have on hand for when you want to make this casserole. For us, that is quite often.

  • Shredded Chicken: I used rotisserie chicken, but feel free to use cooked chicken breasts.
  • Garlic: You can mince two fresh cloves or use the minced garlic that comes in a jar.
  • Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: If you aren’t a fan of canned soup, you could try Alfredo sauce.
  • Sour Cream
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Both in the casserole and on top
  • Crumbled Bacon: Cook and crumble your own or use bacon bits. For the bacon bits, use about 2 tablespoons per slice of bacon.
  • Penne Pasta

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HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BACON RANCH CASSEROLE

This is such a yummy dish and it’s SO easy to prepare! Shred your chicken, cook the pasta, then combine it all!

  • Preheat Oven: To 350 degrees F.
  • Create Sauce: Combine the chicken with the ingredients that make up the sauce – the garlic, seasoning mix, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheese and bacon. Stir it all together right in the pan.
  • Add the Pasta: Add the pasta and gently stir it all together so that the pasta is coated in the sauce.
  • Top and Bake: Top the casserole with more cheese and bacon and bake for 15-20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve Warm

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This casserole is sure to make it into your regular rotation. It’s a BIG hit in our house and I hope it’s one in yours too!

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole scooped onto a serving spoon
Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is an easy dinner recipe that your family is sure to love! It’s creamy and full of flavor with ranch seasoning mix, melted cheese and bacon!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 2 tbsp Ranch Dressing Seasoning mix
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup (230g) sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 7 slices of bacon cooked, drained, and crumbled, divided – 3-4 tbsp for on top, rest in casserole
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked and drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 9×13 inch casserole dish, combine the shredded chicken, garlic, seasoning mix, soup, sour cream, and one cup of mozzarella cheese. Set aside about 4 tablespoons of the crumbled bacon and add the rest to the mixture.
  3. Add the pasta to the pan and gently stir to coat the pasta with the sauce, then spread evenly into the pan.
  4. Top the pasta with the remaining mozzarella cheese and crumbled bacon, then bake for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and warm and the cheese is melted. You can bake it covered or uncovered. Uncovered will give you a more crispy top.
  5. Serve warm.

Keywords: chicken bacon ranch casserole, chicken bacon ranch pasta

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5 Comments
  1. Shari

    Excellent. We really enjoyed. I used everything low calorie or part skim . I didn’t have cream of chicken. I did have a cauliflower and milk based Alfredo sauce and it was delicious. Thank you so much.

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