How To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake
Serve up a hearty plate of pasta bake for dinner tonight! It’s loaded with meaty flavors of chicken and bacon smothered in a creamy ranch sauce.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally for 12 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix, then whisk until smooth.
Slowly whisk in the milk.
Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese, then cook for 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened.
Crumble 6 slices of bacon, then stir them into the sauce.
Combine the cooked pasta and shredded chicken in a large bowl.
Pour the sauce on top and mix until well combined.
Transfer the mixed pasta into the prepared baking dish.
Top with Cheddar Jack cheese and crumble the remaining 2 slices of bacon on top.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve warm, and enjoy!
- Calories: 815.89kcal
- Fat: 53.33g
- Saturated Fat: 25.54g
- Trans Fat: 0.39g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 17.77g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.57g
- Carbohydrates: 48.26g
- Fiber: 1.81g
- Sugar: 6.33g
- Protein: 34.81g
- Cholesterol: 146.98mg
- Sodium: 625.95mg
- Calcium: 451.96mg
- Potassium: 439.56mg
- Iron: 1.65mg
- Vitamin A: 299.02µg
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