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Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – a creamy and delicious pasta dish filled with cheese, chicken and bacon all made in one pot! This pasta can’t be beat!

Anytime chicken and bacon get together, you know it’s going to be delicious—like our bbq bacon wrapped chicken bites!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta on white plate.


Chicken + Bacon + Ranch + Pasta

Who here loves Pasta?! It’s something our family has at least once a week since it’s loved by the whole family. We often make Fettuccine and Spaghetti and recently tried out Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta that everyone loved!

We realize you can’t go wrong when you’re combining cheese, chicken, bacon ranch and pasta. And to make it even better, this recipe took only 20 minutes to whip up AND it’s all made in one pot. That’s a dinner winner in our book.

This recipe was creamy, cheesy and simple enough for the kiddos to like it too.

Chicken Bacon Pasta in skillet

Making Chicken Bacon Pasta

As mentioned, this recipe is quite simple.

  1. SAUCE. Whisk chicken broth and ranch dressing mix in a large skillet over medium heat, until well blended. Add cream cheese and cook 1-2 minutes.
  2. ADD CHICKEN. Add chicken, pasta and 1 cup of your cheese, and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 16-18 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. BACON. Once pasta is tender, top with bacon and remaining cheese and serve warm.

What is the best way to cook bacon?

  • In the oven: You can use our oven baked Bacon recipe.
  • In a skillet on the stove top over medium low heat or Use and electric griddle set to 325 degrees F
    • Turn the bacon occasionally to get and even cook an each side. The length of cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you prefer it.

Substitutions/Additions:

  • I used rotini noodles, but any bite sized pasta works such as bowtie, elbow, shell, penne, ziti or wagon wheel
  • Add veggies: such as bell peppers or broccoli florets. Add them the same time you add your chicken.
  • Spice it up with red chili flakes, paprika, or chili powder
  • To make this even easier use leftover rotisserie chicken
  • Use shredded turkey to change it up (especially if you have leftovers from the holiday)
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta recipe on white plate

FREEZING & STORING

How to store pasta? Place in a tupperware and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Can I freeze this pasta? Yes! If you plan to freeze this dish you’ll want to create  a little more cream base so add 4 cups chicken broth, 2 ½ tbsp ranch dressing and 10 oz cream cheese. Also, cook the pasta to al dente (about 10 minutes) and remove from the heat.

Allow the dish to cool. Place it in an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw. In a skillet on the stove very slowly bring it to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Top with bacon bits and cheese.

We love that this can all be made in the same pot. Add the fact that it’s cheesy and delicious, and of course, we love it!

For more chicken pasta recipes, check out:

4.92 from 50 votes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Easy chicken bacon ranch pasta is a creamy and deliciously filling dish that is on the table in just over 20 minutes!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into 1 inch pieces, softened
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions 

  • Whisk chicken broth and ranch dressing mix in a large skillet over medium heat, until well blended.
  • Add cream cheese and cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken, pasta and 1 cup of your cheese, and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 16-18 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Once pasta is tender, top with bacon and remaining cheese and serve warm. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 747kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 52g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Cholesterol: 182mg, Sodium: 2069mg, Potassium: 556mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1210IU, Vitamin C: 12.4mg, Calcium: 386mg, Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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34 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a HIT with my kiddos and hubby! I added about a cup of heavy cream and a tsp of minced garlic while I was making the sauce to make it more (alfredo-y). I also used a rotisserie chicken. Cooked my bacon in the oven while everything else was cooking on the stove (this was super convenient). We will definitely be adding this to our dinner rotation! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. 3 stars
    Not sure what went wrong but it is very dry, almost like there wasn’t enough sauce/broth but I followed the recipe to a T. I even added more broth than required. Once all ingredients are in, the noodles don’t really cook because there’s not enough sauce. I feel like this would’ve been better if it was more wet/saucy.

    1. Thanks for the feedback and for giving the recipe a try! You could definitely double the sauce amount if you feel like you need more.

      1. That’s so weird that it was dry!! I have made this recipe like 10 times for a client and it comes out perfect every time.