One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta

This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn’t get any better!

One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta - This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn't get any better!

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One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta - This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn't get any better!

Butters and I will either be home, stuffing our faces with this epic pasta here, or we’ll be by the pool, also stuffing our faces with this.

One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta - This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn't get any better!

What? Pastas, bikinis, pools and margaritas. Aren’t they supposed to go together?

One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta - This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn't get any better!

I mean, let’s be real here, you guys. With this Ranch cheesy goodness and extra topped bacon, it’s welcome anywhere.

One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta

This cheesy baked pasta comes together so effortlessly in ONE PAN, topped with crisp bacon. It just doesn’t get any better!

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk, or more, as needed
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover diced rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Drain excess fat; reserving 1 tablespoon in the skillet. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, milk, chicken, pasta and Ranch Seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked through, about 15-16 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 551.0 Calories from Fat 214.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.8g 37%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 53%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 89.1mg 30%
Sodium 333.7mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 5.0g
Protein 34.8g 70%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.