Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Here is how to transform those leftovers into a fresh, delicious casserole that your family will love. With easy steps and minimal prep time, you'll have a fantastic dinner in no time.

Course: MainCuisine: WesternDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1/2 pack (6-8 slices) Capital Thick-Cut Bacon, roughly chopped

  • 2 cups Rotisserie chicken, chopped (about 1/2 chicken)

  • 1/2 Onion, sliced into straws

  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced (or 3 teaspoons jarred garlic)

  • 2 cups Penne pasta

  • 2 cups Milk (2% or any type you prefer)

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning (store-bought or homemade)

  • 1 cup Shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a mix)

  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook until halfway done, about 5-6 minutes. Drain the pasta and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • Remove meat from the rotisserie chicken and chop it into bite-sized pieces. Roughly chop the bacon. Slice the onion into straws. Mince the garlic if using fresh.
  • In a Dutch oven or an oven-safe pot, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy. Add the sliced onions to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes until they soften. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Pour in the milk and stir to combine with the bacon and onions. Add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and ranch seasoning. Stir well.
  • Add the half-cooked pasta and chopped chicken to the pot. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the oven and take off the lid. Generously cover the casserole with shredded cheese. Place the pot under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

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