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Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Baked Penne

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Pasta is infinitely better packed with cheese and baked into a creamy casserole. File this under the definition of comfort food!

Holly Lofthouse Holly Lofthouse
September 20, 2016

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
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
Chopped parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 13x9-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.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 13x9-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.

Expert Tips

Plan ahead -- this recipe calls for cooked chicken and bacon. Look for rotisserie chicken and precooked bacon at your grocer to make the recipe even easier!

Use Cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella for a more cheesy flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
905.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35.1g
54%
Saturated Fat
12.2g
61%
Cholesterol
92.9mg
31%
Sodium
691.9mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
102.0g
34%
Dietary Fiber
10.3g
41%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
42.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
24.50%
24%
Iron
9.70%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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