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Get The Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Chicken Ranch Pasta

Our new favorite pasta obsession! Without a doubt!

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Ranch Pasta

  • Prep Time

    15 minutes

  • Cook Time

    20 minutes

  • Difficulty


  • Servings



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


1) Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2) In a deep skillet over medium high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Add bacon to skillet and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set chicken and bacon aside.

3) In the same skillet, make your sauce. Melt 1 tablespoon butter; whisk together with flour and ranch dressing mix. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes.

4) Add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted. Stir in chopped parsley. Remove from heat.

5) Add cooked pasta to cheese sauce, mixing until the pasta is fully coated. Add chicken and bacon. Stir to combine.

6) Serve and enjoy!