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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is great recipe for feeding a large family or hungry kiddos during busy weeknights! It's got their favorites like chicken, Alfredo sauce, ranch seasoning and bacon all rolled into a hot and cheesy casserole that's bursting with flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 720kcal
Author: Amy Duska

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 16 oz. penne pasta
  • 16 oz. alfredo sauce 1 jar
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 packet of ranch flavored dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits or 4 strips of crispy bacon chopped into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded swiss cheese divided in half
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375° and lightly grease a 9" x 13" casserole baking dish.
  • Boil the pasta according to box directions to the "al dente" stage. Usually around 10 minutes for penne. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl stir together the alfredo sauce, sour cream, ranch flavoring, bacon pieces and 1 cup of the swiss cheese.
  • Add the pasta and chicken. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish, top with the remaining swiss cheese and baking bits.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top and starting to brown. Top with parsley and serve.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This casserole can be assembled in a freezer-safe baking dish and frozen to bake later. Wrap the casserole in 2 layers plastic wrap and 1 layer of foil. Label and date the dish and freeze up to 3 months.
  • When you are ready to bake, let the casserole thaw in the fridge overnight and bake according to directions.

Nutrition

Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1.5mg