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chicken casserole dish

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Hollie Schultz
This EASY, family-favorite dish is cheesy, creamy and delicious and can be made in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 758 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon cut into pieces
  • 9 oz Purdue Pre-Cooked Chicken Breast Short Cuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Ranch seasoning
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic (or 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cook your bacon until brown and crispy. (This is the easiest way to cook baconin the oven!) Reserve 1 tablespoon fat and drain the remaining excess fat. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • Cook your pasta according to the package directions in a large pot of boiled salted water. Drain well.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make your homemade alfredo sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic (fresh or jarred) and cook for about 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Gradually whisk in heavy cream. Cook for about 1-2 minutes while continuing to whisk constantly. Stir in Parmesan cheese and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chop chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • In a large Ziploc Bag (gallon size), add chopped chicken, 1tbsp olive oil and ranch dressing seasoning. Shake chicken to coat thoroughly.
  • Add chicken to the 1 tbsp bacon fat and cook for about 2-3minutes just to warm the chicken up.
  • Add pasta to the baking dish and top with chicken and alfredo sauce. Top with cheeses and bacon.
  • Cook in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes and the casserole is bubbly and heated through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 758kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 34gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 747mgPotassium: 459mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1449IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 377mgIron: 1mg
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