How To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Meaty yet creamy, this chicken bacon ranch pasta is a must-try. The meats and the pasta are coated in a creamy cheddar sauce.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, add chopped bacon and cook until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. If needed, add olive oil to equal 2 tablespoons of total oil/grease in the pan.
Add cubed chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add water, penne pasta, and ranch seasoning to pan. Bring to a simmer, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook to al dente according to pasta's package directions. Most of liquid should be absorbed.
- Add cooked chicken, bacon, heavy cream, and shredded cheese to pan. Stir until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
- Optionally, garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving.
- Sugar: 1g
- Calcium: 358mg
- Calories: 791kcal
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Cholesterol: 183mg
- Fat: 50g
- Fiber: 2g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 18g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
- Potassium: 509mg
- Protein: 46g
- Saturated Fat: 23g
- Sodium: 859mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 1284IU
- Vitamin C: 5mg
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