Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole. Packed with tender chicken, crispy bacon, al dente pasta, and creamy ranch sauce, this hearty dish is sure to become a family favorite. Easy to prepare and bursting with flavor, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or cozy weekend dinners.
Ingredients:
8 ounces pasta (such as penne or rotini)
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions:
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
Cook the Pasta: Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Prepare the Casserole: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cooked and crumbled bacon, ranch dressing, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cooked pasta to the bowl and toss until everything is well combined.
Transfer to Baking Dish: Transfer the chicken bacon ranch mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the casserole is heated through.
Garnish and Serve: Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Allow it to cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy: Serve the Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole hot as a main dish. Pair it with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Total Time: 35-40 minutes
Servings: 6-8

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