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5.21.2012

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta


   This pasta is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner! It is cheesy ranch heaven, and so simple to throw together. Whenever I'm looking for a quick and comforting meal to make, I usually turn to pasta. It's always a pleaser. Especially, with the kiddos. This one had everyone begging for seconds!


Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta

8 ounces dried pasta (I used penne)
1 Tablespoon butter
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons flour
1 packet dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped, cooked bacon

Directions:  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add dried pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain water.

Meanwhile, heat butter over medium-high heat, in a large skillet. Add the chicken pieces, and cook until no longer pink. About 10 minutes.

Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, sprinkle the flour and packet of ranch seasoning over the chicken. Stir. Pour milk into the skillet, and continue to stir and cook until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in cheddar cheese and bacon pieces. Stir until cheese melts.

Add the cooked pasta to mixture and stir to combine. Serve immediately!



Recipe source: Cassie Craves

19 comments:

Tara Lynn said...

Yum! This looks great!

Emily @ She Makes and Bakes said...

Looks incredible...and easy!

TheUnlostWanderer said...

This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

CookieCrazedMama said...

Ranch and Bacon. Two of my favorite things! I'm pinning it...thanks for sharing!

Jocelyn said...

Pasta is my dinner downfall...love the stuff! This looks great and I have extra chicken in my fridge waiting for a great easy recipe.

kayla said...

Yum!! This sounds really delish and easy to make!! Double score!

Anonymous said...

looks great! what's the serving size? is it enough for a family of four?

Val said...

I'm making this for dinner tomorrow.

Becki's Whole Life said...

Wow, so much flavor with such a simple recipe - love it! My kiddos would love this, too. Pasta and bacon and cheese (and ranch) what's not to like?

Holly said...

Anonymous- This would easily feed a family of four! I would say it serves 4-6 :)

Tina Butler said...

This looks great Holly. Pasta is my downfall as well. I just pinned it to pinterest ;)

Sandra M. said...

Looks amazing, Holly! Great recipe, and must try! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day!

yummychunklet said...

As soon as I saw your yummy photo, I bookmarked this recipe to make this weekend!

beti said...

it looks so delicious and fresh!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks very yummy! My kids would love this!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy- but I would add some parsley, peas, maybe red peppers to get some veggies into it, color and nutrition for kids.

Jess A. said...

I have been eyeballing this recipe for at least a week. I finally got the chance to fix it last night. DELISH!!!! My husband loved it, and I am planning to have the leftovers today for lunch. YUM YUM!

Thanks for the recipe Holly!

Kelly said...

I will be making this tonight but have a question and I'm hoping someone can answer me before tonight (it's 11:30am now!).....I plan on using a whole pound of penne instead of half....should I double everything else? I know logic dictates that I should but 4 cups of milk seems like a LOT. I make a Chicken Pesto Penne dish and it uses a whole pound of penne but only a 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream and it's plenty to cover the pasta. Thoughts?

Sara said...

I made this last night and it was so yummy!!! Thanks for the great recipes! I hope you don't mind if I share this on my blog, skinnyonadime.com :)