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Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jenna Strittmatter

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 oz. (1/2) dried penne pasta
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tbsp. ranch seasoning/dressing mix

Sauce:
2 tbsp. salted butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. ranch seasoning/dressing mix
1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1-pint heavy whipping cream
1/2 C. freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Toppings:
1 C. mozzarella cheese
4 slices cooked bacon chopped
fresh chopped parsley optional

Directions:
Directions:
In a large pot of water, boil penne pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain.

Cook chicken in a prepared skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink in center; about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and onto a large plate.

Add butter to the skillet and melt it over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and stir until fragrant; about 1 minute. Whisk in ranch seasoning and flour. Cook for 30 seconds whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in heavy whipping cream. Continue to cook and stir for one minute or until the mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese until it completely melts. Season sauce with pepper.

Add drained pasta and cooked chicken to ranch sauce in skillet. Stir to combine.

Pour this mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Top with Mozzarella cheese and chopped bacon. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.





Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 Hour

 

 

 

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