Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Pasta Bake

Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min

“A delicious and easy pasta bake that is full bacon ranch flavor.”

Ingredients

cooking spray

  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, divided
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and ranch dressing mix; whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese; cook until cheese has melted and sauce has thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Crumble 6 slices bacon and stir into sauce.

Combine cooked pasta and shredded chicken in a large bowl. Pour sauce on top and mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Top with Cheddar Jack cheese and crumble remaining 2 slices of bacon on top.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 786 calories; 49.1  45.8  40.5  163  868