Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Bacon Ranch Penne Pasta

 I've shared a REALLY GOOD bacon ranch mac and cheese recipe but it can be a little labor-intense so when I saw  this suuuuuper simple version I knew I had to try it out.  Everyone in my family gobbled it up and it was SO EASY to make I knew I had to share!

Here's What You'll Need
- 6 slices of cooked bacon
- 2 cups chopped chicken
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 1 (15 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- parsley (fresh or dried)

What You'll Do...
Combine the cooked pasta, Ranch, Alfredo, chicken and some parsley.  Stir together and pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with 6 (or so) slices of crumbled bacon and top with Mozzarella.  Bake at 350 for 20 minute or until hot and bubble.  The end.  

This was SO GOOD and simple!  I used rotisserie chicken to make it even easier and this will be a weeknight staple in our house this school year.  Next time I make it I'll probably just mix everything together (including the bacon and most of the cheese) so that it's a little more evenly distributed through the pasta but other than that I wouldn't change a thing!  I was skeptical about the ranch dressing but just trust me and do it!

HAPPY Wednesday, friends!!!


  1. I'm the only person in my family that eats pasta. What's wrong with my family?

  2. This looks so good! Your recipes are always a family favorite! Your sour cream noodle bake is on the menu for tonight and this is definitely on the menu for next week!

  3. This makes me want to cook this RIGHT NOW :)

  4. Oooh, adding this one to the meal plan for next week. My kiddo loves anything with bacon and ranch.

  5. Yay I'm adding this one to my list! We made your ravioli bake and faux quiche this week and loved them!!

  6. That does look amazing! Pinned.

  7. I made this last night for my family and we all gave it two thumbs up! I mixed everything together instead of layering it and it was perfect!

  8. Will this work in a crockpot? I'll try it. Too hot for the over!


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