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Simple Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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Pasta is one of our favourite meals to cook for the family.

We love adding different meats and even making vegetarian pasta for our meat free Monday menus.

This chicken, bacon ranch pasta is an easy mid-week meal made in just over 30 minutes.

We love it with some of our homemade dinner rolls or our garlic and cheese bread.

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plate of chicken and bacon pasta with broccoli in a white sauce with a pepper pot behind and stripped tea towel

Mid-Week Family Meal Chicken And Bacon Pasta

This is a delicious recipe made in 2 pots – a saucepan for cooking the pasta (see our guide on how to cook the best pasta) and a skillet or frying pan for everything else.

a plate of delicious chicken and bacon ranch pasta with salt and pepper pots beside for dinner

With bacon cooked first make sure it’s really crispy so that you have a crunch that complements the creamy ranch sauce.

We like using streaky bacon but unsmoked however smoked works just as well and you can also use back bacon in the recipe.

close up of the chicken bacon ranch pasta on a white plate on top of a wooden table

In the pictures we’ve made the recipe with broccoli however it also works well with beans and peas the choice is yours.

plate of bacon and chicken pasta with broccoli on a plate with a pepper pot behind and tea towel

Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious family dinner recipe for Chicken and Bacon Ranch Pasta. Ideal for mid-week meals and great as all the family will love it.

Ingredients

  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package frozen broccoli, cooked
  • 1 16-ounce package rotini, cooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium low heat until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.cooking bacon in a skillet pan for pasta dinner

Remove all but two tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan. Add the diced chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.browned diced chicken breast in a a frying pan

Add butter to pan. When butter is melted, add flour and stir to combine ingredients. Cook over medium low heat until flour begins to brown.making a roue in a skillet for pasta sauce

Add the milk and ranch seasoning mix. Whisk to combine. Cook over medium low heat until sauce begins to bubble, whisking constantly. Allow the sauce to simmer for two minutes, until thickened, then remove from heat.ranching dressing seasoning added to a roue for pasta meal

Stir in the shredded cheese.shredded cheese sprinkled on top of a creamy ranch dressing pasta sauce in skillet pan

Add the cooked rotini, cooked broccoli, chicken, and bacon. Stir to combine.broccoli bacon chicken and pasta added to a white sauce for a delicious family dinner

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 673mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g

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