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One-Pot Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pasta

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One-Pot Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pasta
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
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This one-pot meal loaded with bacon and ranch flavor is sure to become a family favorite.
Updated Nov 8, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces, softened
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, stir broth and ranch dressing mix with whisk until well blended.
  • 2
    Add cream cheese; cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cream cheese just starts to melt.
  • 3
    Add chicken, pasta and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Heat to boiling. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 14 to 16 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Top with bacon and remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Any of your favorite pastas, such as penne or gemelli, would work great for this recipe.
  • tip 2
    For easy crumbled bacon, chop the bacon and cook in a skillet until crisp, or purchase precooked bacon pieces.

Nutrition Information

760 Calories, 44g Total Fat, 45g Protein, 46g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760
Calories from Fat
400
Total Fat
44g
68%
Saturated Fat
22g
112%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
1820mg
76%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
5g
Protein
45g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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