Ranch seasoning and alfredo sauce work well together – who knew? If you haven’t tried this flavor combination of creamy alfredo sauce and sharp ranch seasoning, give it a go with this ranch alfredo chicken bacon bake. It’s sure to make your day.
Ranch seasoning, alfredo sauce (bought or made from scratch), chicken, bacon, your favorite pasta, and lots of cheese – what’s not to like about this ranch alfredo chicken bacon bake? And just like most casserole recipes, it’s easy to make, it’s freezer friendly, and it tastes oh so good. This lovely recipe is from Megan of Crumbs and Chaos.
1 lb. BACON, fried and crumbled, grease saved
2 lb. CHICKEN BREASTS
1 pkg RANCH SEASONING
1 BELL PEPPER, diced
2 cloves GARLIC, minced or grated
1 lb. PASTA of your choice, cooked al dente
2 jars of ALFREDO SAUCE
1/3 cup MILK
3 cups SHREDDED ITALIAN BLEND CHEESE
- Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, coat with 1/2 packet ranch seasoning. Saute in a skillet with 1 Tablespoon of bacon grease along with bell pepper and garlic. When chicken is cooked completely, drain grease from skillet. Pour one jar of alfredo sauce and milk into skillet with chicken. Stir in the rest of the ranch seasoning. Simmer for five minutes. Set aside a handful of bacon crumbles for top. Begin layering casserole with half the remaining jar of Alfredo on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Then layer 1/2 of the pasta, chicken sauce, and bacon, followed by 1 cup of cheese. Repeat. Finally cover with alfredo sauce, 3rd cup of cheese and bacon that had been set aside. Bake for 30 minutes on 350. Serve with garlic bread. ENJOY!!
Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Crumbs and Chaos.