Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Baked Penne

 

Happy Day, my foodie friends! Before we begin our weekend fun I wanted to share with you one of the yummiest recipes I made for Pillsbury® recently. Let me introduce to you- Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Penne! I know it’s a mouthful, but it sure is good!

This delicious casserole is filled with all things comforting. Penne pasta, creamy Alfredo, lots of gooey cheese and bacon. Yep, bacon. That should be enough said right there. 😉 But I can’t leave out the chicken and ranch flavor because they really bring the whole thing together. This pasta casserole is really amazing and my kids ate it in about 1 minute flat.

Pasta is infinitely better packed with cheese and baked into a creamy casserole. File this under the definition of comfort food!

Ingredients

1-lb penne pasta, cooked and drained
2-cups shredded cooked chicken
1-jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1/2-cup ranch dressing
6-slices chopped cooked bacon
2cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
Chopped parsley, if desired

 

Steps

1-Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 13×9-inch pan.
2-In large bowl, place 1 lb cooked and drained penne pasta, 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce and 1/2 cup ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Pour mixture in pan; spread evenly.

 

3-Sprinkled 6 slices chopped cooked bacon evenly over top, then sprinkle with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz).

 

4-Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

 

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