This easy chicken bacon ranch pasta recipe is the full meal deal!

It’s made with cooked chicken, pasta, and bacon baked in a creamy ranch Alfredo sauce all in one dish!

For a comfort food treat, look no further than this easy recipe.

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Savory Pasta Bake!

  • Precooked chicken and a jar of Alfredo sauce mean this dish is ready in minutes with minimum effort and cleanup!
  • Casseroles are the perfect weeknight dinner that goes from the oven to the table in minutes.
  • Large, busy families will love this deliciously budget-friendly dish that is perfect for tossing in leftover veggies!
Alfredo sauce , milk , cheese , sour cream , bacon bits , chicken , pasta and ranch dressing mix with labels to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Simple Ingredients

Chicken – Leftover chicken or turkey works great in this dish! A rotisserie chicken can be used in multiple recipes all week long. Other precooked proteins to try are frozen meatballs and sliced summer sausage.

Sauce – Sour cream and whole milk give a jar of Alfredo sauce extra rich and flavorful. A little bit of cream cheese will also make the sauce ‘extra’! (incorporate it in Step 3)

Pasta – Choose medium pasta that hold up well with the other ingredients and that the sauce can cling to like rotini, penne, medium shells, farfalle, or ziti.

Cheese – Cheddar cheese has a sharp flavor that complements the other ingredients, but you could also use shredded mozzarella, Monterey jack, or a Mexican blend.

Seasonings – Ranch dressing mix adds a tangy flavor to the Alfredo sauce, but you could switch out the ranch for taco seasoning for a Mexican twist!

Variations – Make this dish even more hearty and wholesome and add a bag of frozen peas and carrots or a vegetable medley. Sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and spinach are great additions, too!

How to Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Making chicken bacon ranch pasta is simple!

  1. Preheat the oven and cook the pasta on the stovetop.
  2. Drain the pasta and mix in all the other ingredients, reserving the bacon bits and half the cheese.
  3. Transfer to a casserole dish, and top with the remaining cheese and the bacon bits.
  4. Bake as per recipe below.

Serving Suggestions

One pot meals like chicken bacon ranch pasta only need a simple tangy tomato salad and some easy cheesy breadsticks. Don’t forget some fun Nutella brownies for dessert!


Keep any leftover pasta covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on medium-low on the stovetop with a little milk added to loosen up the sauce.

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Other Easy Pasta Dinners!

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Make this easy chicken bacon ranch pasta for a savory and delicious one dish meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly


  • 1 pound medium pasta
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced or shredded
  • 15 ounces Alfredo pasta sauce
  • cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
  • ¼ cup bacon bits
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 13×9-inch pan.
  • In the prepared pan, mix the drained pasta, chicken, Alfredo sauce, sour cream, milk, and ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Add ¾ cup of cheese, half of the bacon bits, and mix gently.
  • Top with the remaining cheese and bacon bits and bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot.


  • Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat portions in the microwave, or cover casserole with foil and heat in the oven at 300˚F until warmed. Or reheat on the stovetop with a little milk added to loosen up the sauce.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1233mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner
Cuisine American

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