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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (+Video)

This easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe is a creamy pasta dish with ranch seasoning topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon!

A SIMPLY DELICIOUS AND FILLING CASSEROLE

If you want an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love then this is it! This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is guaranteed to be a family favorite!

fully baked chicken bacon ranch casserole in a baking dish with a silver serving spoon.

TIPS FOR MAKING CHICKEN BACON RANCH CASSEROLE:

  • This recipe calls for eight ounces of penne pasta. Most boxes of pasta are sold in sixteen ounces. So you’ll be making half of a box of pasta for this.
  • The pre-packaged real bacon pieces can be used instead of cooking up bacon. The packages can sometimes be found where the salad toppings are located in your grocery store.
  • Rotisserie chicken is perfect to use here. Just purchase a family-sized rotisserie chicken and pull the meat off the bone and chop it up. Also some stores, like Costco, now sell pulled chicken that you can buy that’s already prepackaged and ready to go. These are such time savers!
  • Feel free to add your favorite vegetables to this dish. I think chopped broccoli would be perfect!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe from The Country Cook shown in a casserole dish and topped with chopped parsley.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • penne pasta
  • bacon
  • minced garlic
  • sour cream
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ranch seasoning mix – store bought or make Homemade Ranch Seasoning.
  • pepper
  • Alfredo sauce
  • cooked chicken
penne pasta, bacon, minced garlic, shredded mozzarella cheese, ranch dressing seasoning mix, black pepper, Alfredo pasta sauce, cooked chicken.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BACON RANCH CASSEROLE:

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix sour cream, ranch dressing mix, garlic, pepper, Alfredo sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. 

sour cream, ranch dressing mix, garlic, pepper, Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese stirred together in a white mixing bowl.

Gently combine the chicken and penne with the sauce. Pour mixture into pan.

cooked penne pasta, cooked chopped chicken mixed together with cream sauce in a rectangle baking dish.

Spread cheese and bacon pieces over the noodle mixture.

shredded cheese and cooked bacon sprinkled on top of pasta in baking dish.

Cover with nonstick aluminum foil and bake in oven for 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.

fully baked chicken bacon pasta casserole in a baking dish topped with chopped parsley.

Sprinkle top with parsley and serve immediately with your favorite side.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, SPOONFUL.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (+Video)

This easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe is a creamy pasta dish with ranch seasoning topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon!
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta cooked and drained
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided use
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (2 Tablespoons)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 ounce jar Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
  • chopped parsley, for topping, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, mix sour cream, ranch dressing mix, garlic, pepper, Alfredo sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. 
  • Gently combine the chicken and penne with the sauce. Pour mixture into pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese along with the bacon pieces evenly over the noodle mixture.
  • Cover with nonstick alumium foil and bake in oven for 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. 
  • Sprinkle top with parsley and serve!

Video

Notes

  • This recipe calls for eight ounces of penne pasta. Most boxes of pasta are sold in sixteen ounces. So you’ll be making half of a box of pasta for this.
  • The pre-packaged real bacon pieces can be used instead of cooking up bacon. The packages can sometimes be found where the salad toppings are located in your grocery store.
  • Rotisserie chicken is perfect to use here. Just purchase a family-sized rotisserie chicken and pull the meat off the bone and chop it up. Also some stores, like Costco, now sell pulled chicken that you can buy that’s already prepackaged and ready to go. These are such time savers!
  • Feel free to add your favorite vegetables to this dish. I think chopped broccoli would be perfect!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this 3 times for my family. and 1 time for a friends family and was requested to make it again. This recipe is very good. Glad I found this. This is a must try. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last weekend and it is delicious! Definately 5 stars.I used a rotisserie chicken. The only thing I did differently was to use zero fat greek yougurt in place of sour cream. This will definitely be in my Fall/Winter recipe rotation. Thanks for the recipe, Brandie!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was great! I used rotisserie chicken from sams club and it tasted amazing. Easy to put together, I doubled the recipe so it took longer to bake, around 60 minutes. This will definitely be made again.

  4. 5 stars
    AMAZING! I had to double the recipe due to a large family. I do wish sour cream was listed at the top ingredients not just the bottom. ( I had to dash out and grab some ) every one loved and my husband and oldest son have requested it to be added to our dinner rotation!

  5. 5 stars
    This was the bomb diggity!!!! Suuuuperb. It was restaurant quality, deeeelicious and my family loooooved it!!!! I am storing this one and will be trying your other recipes.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this last week with linguine(didnt have penne noodles). Even the children, 4,5 and 6, loved it. Its so quick & easy. Had broccoli & cheese as a side dish but will add the broccoli to the casserole next time. Also added chopped mushrooms to it along with real packaged bacon bits.