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Easy Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe

Easy cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole recipe everyone will love! This quick and easy chicken casserole is a great family dinner.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This is a great busy weeknight dinner. I use a rotisserie chicken from Costco to save cooking time. We also use a bottle of alfredo sauce on nights that I don’t want to take time to make scratch-made alfredo sauce.

Another way we save time is by cooking extra bacon when we cook bacon for breakfast. When I know I am going to bake or cook with bacon later in the week I will cook up extra bacon and store it in the kitchen.

I am all in for anything that helps make it easier to get dinner on the table. Life is always so busy that I am always trying to save time during the week.

On the weekends I will deep dive into more in-depth recipes but weekday dinners need to be quick and easy plus delicious.

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Ingredients List

  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Olive Oil
  • Ranch Dressing Mix – Dry
  • Shell Pasta
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Alfredo Sauce

Pasta – We used shell pasta but you could easily use rotini pasta, penne pasta, or macaroni noodles.

Cheese – add in a cup mozzarella cheese for even more flavor.

Seasoning – We find that this chicken bacon ranch casserole is packed with flavor but you can always add in a bit of onion powder and garlic powder for more flavor.

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste

Tools needed

Cooking spray

Frying pan/ large skillet – to cook the bacon (paper towel to drain the bacon grease)

Pasta pot

Slotted Spoon

9×13 casserole baking dish – This recipe makes a large amount so you want to make sure you don’t use a smaller casserole dish. It may not all fit in a smaller dish.

Heat resistant potholders – A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn’t realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe

Recipe Tips

To save time and energy I use a Costco/Grocery Store rotisserie chicken for this recipe. You can easily cook chicken breast on the stovetop or crock pot if you don’t have a rotisserie chicken.

I use either bottled alfredo sauce or my favorite Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce. It just depends on how much time I feel like spending on the recipe.

We use medium shell pasta but you can easily use rotini or another pasta that you have in the house.

Bacon measurements

Thin bacon – use 12 slices

Regular bacon – use 8-10 slices

Thick-cut bacon – 7 slices

To season the chicken toss it in a gallon-size Ziploc bag with the olive oil and dry ranch seasoning mix and toss it together. You can also do this in a bowl, but I find that by doing it in a gallon bag I can toss the chicken easier.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition information including carbohydrate, sodium, protein, fiber, cholesterol, calories, vitamin c, and more below in the recipe card.

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