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



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Arrange chicken breasts on the baking sheet.

  • Bake 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. Set aside.

  • 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; set aside.

  • Heat reserved bacon grease in the skillet; cook and stir bell pepper until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add diced 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 of 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 cups 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole bubbles 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; protein 37.2g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 34.3g; cholesterol 105.9mg; sodium 1407.4mg. Full Nutrition