Tastes just like chicken bacon ranch pizza. Serve with salad, garlic bread, or French fries. Might be good with onions.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange chicken on the baking sheet.

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  • Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Dice chicken and place in a bowl; add ranch mix and stir until coated.

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving bacon grease in the skillet. Crumble bacon into small pieces.

  • Heat reserved bacon grease in the skillet; cook and stir bell pepper until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken, 1 jar Alfredo sauce, milk, and garlic; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  • Pour 1/2 the jar of remaining Alfredo sauce into a casserole dish; top with 1/2 of the penne, 1/2 of the chicken mixture, 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 of the bacon. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients in the same order ending with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and bacon on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and cheese is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Any variety of pasta can be used in place of the penne. Substitute Italian cheese blend for the mozzarella cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; 34.3 g total fat; 106 mg cholesterol; 1407 mg sodium. 33.9 g carbohydrates; 37.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
My family loved it! I'll be making this again. Followed advice and just stirred pasta and ingredients together and threw into baking dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2019
Really good. Lasts for a long time. Read More
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
My family loved it! I'll be making this again. Followed advice and just stirred pasta and ingredients together and threw into baking dish. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
My family loved it! I'll be making this again. Followed advice and just stirred pasta and ingredients together and threw into baking dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
Great recipe. I did double the green peppers and added some summer squash and onion. Next time I will reduce the amount of pasta. Everyone loved it. I would make it over and over and I think it is well suited to adding a variety of veggies. Flavor is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2018
Made half the portion and baked in 8x8 casserole dish. Used 1 whole green pepper also added onion and extra garlic Used spicy ranch dressing packet and added a bit of cayenne pepper to the veggies while they were cooking to add some spice. when veggies were just about done I added 1/2 bag of fresh baby spinach and cooked for another 1-2 minutes. Layered in baking dish as suggested--used mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend. Turned out delicious! Next time I might add a bit more veggies and cut back a bit on the pasta for a healthier option Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2018
I made this last night. This is a great Alfredo pasta recipe. Very rich in flavor. The prep/cook time for me was a bit long & my kitchen a disaster but that is my not very organized cooking style. I don't like green peppers so substituted frozen peas. Next time I will try mushroom. Other than that minor substitution I did the recipe "as is" for ingrediants. As others recommended I mixed all ingredients together & only layering the cheese. I am giving this a 4 star based on recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
I made this today. I followed the recipe to T without any substitute. It came out beautiful. Everyone loves it. Soooo good. You could taste almost every recipe. It definitely goes on my favorite recipe list. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
Delicious! Halved the recipe (there's only 3 of us) and added onions. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2017
This was rich and delicious. I made a huge amount in a large aluminum baking pan. I doubled the mozzarella and added more milk than it called for to the Alfredo plus garlic and parmesan. It made 16 portions 8 in the freezer for another time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2017
A family friendly recipe creamy and full of cheese. My mom loved it husband liked it and I liked it but felt it was a little bland. I will use this recipe again with a few changes 1st I think half the box of penne would be enough for 3 people as well as a 1/2 lb of meat per person. Then follow the rest of the recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2018
My meat and potato husband loved it. It was a bit rich for me it is one of those rich flavors that grows on you.... I added a can of mushrooms and some olives forgot the milk but it turns out I didn't need it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2019
Really good. Lasts for a long time. Read More