Rating: 4.66 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A delicious and easy pasta bake that is full bacon ranch flavor.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and ranch dressing mix; whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese; cook until cheese has melted and sauce has thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Crumble 6 slices bacon and stir into sauce.

  • Combine cooked pasta and shredded chicken in a large bowl. Pour sauce on top and mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Top with Cheddar Jack cheese and crumble remaining 2 slices of bacon on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

786 calories; protein 40.5g; carbohydrates 45.8g; fat 49.1g; cholesterol 163.4mg; sodium 868mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2019
If I could give this a 6th star, I probably would. Definitely was easier to have two of us working together to make the dish. But it was incredibly good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2020
It was ok Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2019
If I could give this a 6th star, I probably would. Definitely was easier to have two of us working together to make the dish. But it was incredibly good. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2019
I enjoyed this. Next time I may add some peas, small broccoli, diced carrots. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2019
It was pretty good. I would not call it fast. I used rotisserie chicken and fresh bacon. Everyone at the tablet liked it but its not the first pick due to the multiple pans and time it took. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2020
Added chopped broccoli and cauliflower. Yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
Very good recipe for using leftover roasted chicken breasts. My husband loved it! He took leftovers to work for lunch as well. I loved it too! At first I thought 8 slices of bacon would be too much so I only cooked 5 slices. Should have stuck to the recipe and used all 8. Oh well there's always next time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
This was delicious! I have been looking to change up my pasta bakes and this one was definitely a winner! I think the only change I made was adding more bacon on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2020
We all loved this! Thanks for a great recipe. The only thing I did different was I used pepper jack, only because I didn’t have Monterey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2020
Fantastic! Going to be making this one a lot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2021
It was delicious, definitely a keeper! I made minor modifications;added onion and sweet peppers, and added a small can of corn. The family loved it and it was a fast,complete meal. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2020
It was ok Read More