This Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is perfect for a quick and simple dinner. We have pasta, chicken, easy Alfredo with ranch dressing, bacon, and of course, cheese.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
School has started for most of the country already and quick and easy meals are perfect for busy families. I always find casserole recipes to be perfect when we are pressed for time. One of our favorite casseroles that we make frequently is my Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. It is perfect for when cooler weather hits in the fall months. This casserole is also perfect.
I shared my Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce with you earlier this week. I use it frequently in this Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole. The parmesan flavors blend so well with ranch dressing to make the creamy cheesy sauce. To keep this recipe so quick and easy, I use either a store bought rotisserie chicken, canned chicken, or if I have some multipurpose chicken in the fridge that has been pre-made, I use it. I usually pop the bacon in the oven when I am making my sauce or I use store bought precooked bacon to really speed up the process.
I use a rotini pasta for this casserole dish. I like that it collects up so much of the sauce. I also use a blend of cheddar and mozzarella for the gooey cheese. I highly recommend shredding your cheese fresh. I find that freshly grated is so much better than store bought. When you use bagged pre shredded cheese, the grease can be overwhelming.
When making this dish for my large family, I normally double it because it gets devoured by all my kiddos and hubby. Even my picky kiddos who do not like ranch, love this chicken pasta casserole. So much better than a plain macaroni and cheese with no meat.
You will want to either make your own Homemade Alfredo or you could use a jar of store bought if you are really looking to save time. Make yourself some precooked chicken in large batches to use during busy weeknights or purchase a rotisserie chicken the day of. If you like an extremely wet casserole go ahead and double your sauce ingredients and cook just a tad bit longer.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN BACON RANCH CASSEROLE
10 oz Rotini, cooked and drained
12 oz Alfredo Sauce
1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
2 1/2 cup cooked and diced Chicken
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
7 strips Bacon, cooked and chopped
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN BACON RANCH CASSEROLE
Preheat oven to 350.
Whisk together alfredo sauce and ranch dressing in a medium bowl until combined.
Mix the two cheeses together.
Rub bottom and sides of a casserole dish wirh butter.
Add 1/2 pasta and 1/2 the chicken and top with 1/2 sauce.
Stir to combine and sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese blend.
Add remaining pasta and remaining chicken and top with remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese blend and bacon.
Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Do you have a favorite chicken pasta casserole?
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- 10 oz Rotini cooked and drained
- 12 oz Alfredo Sauce
- 1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
- 2 1/2 cup cooked and diced Chicken
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 7 strips Bacon cooked and chopped
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together alfredo sauce and ranch dressing in a medium bowl until combined.
- Mix the two cheeses together.
- Rub bottom and sides of a casserole dish wirh butter.
- Add 1/2 pasta and 1/2 the chicken and top with 1/2 sauce.
- Stir to combine and sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese blend.
- Add remaining pasta and remaining chicken and top with remaining sauce.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese blend and bacon.
- Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.