This casserole is very easy to prepare and you won’t have to spend your whole evening sweating in the kitchen. The kids will love this, as well as the fact that you’ll have more time to spend with them!
- 10-12 oz penne pasta
- 2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
- ¾ cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups heavy cream (milk would be fine, too)
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- ⅓ cup ranch dressing
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cook pasta and drain it. Toss in cooked and chopped chicken and the cooked and crumbled bacon.
Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and stir to combine. Once you have your roux, add heavy cream (or milk, if you’d like a lighter sauce), stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in Garlic salt, onion powder and ranch dressing until well combined.
Pour the sauce over pasta, chicken and bacon. Stir to evenly combine.
Add in shredded cheddar cheese and stir to combine.
Pour into a casserole pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
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Quick Tip: Missing your veggies? Throw in some broccoli or peas for a well-balanced meal!
Thanks to Chef in Training for this super simple dinner that will quickly become a family favorite!