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!!!

9 comments :

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  6. That does look amazing! Pinned.

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  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!

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