This chicken bacon ranch pizza casserole recipe is a doozie. If you love white chicken pizza like the bacon chicken ranch pizza, you will love this chicken bacon ranch pizza casserole that creates this creamy chicken and pasta casserole. My son would lick the pan clean when I make this casserole.
Chicken bacon ranch pizza casserole recipe is a hearty casserole that is perfect for chilly evenings or sports team dinners. Everyone will love it and come back for seconds.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Casserole
I started by getting a pound, yes, a pound of bacon fried and crumbled. I drained all the bacon grease but reserved it for use later.
While the bacon is frying get water boiling for a pound of bow tie pasta and cut 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts into bite-sized pieces. I prefer thighs. The secret to flavorful chicken, seasoning. And for this, I pull out the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning.
Cover the cut-up chicken with the ranch seasoning.
Then, along with a tablespoon of bacon grease, put the chicken in a skillet and saute.
Cut up one bell pepper and add to the chicken as it cooks along with two minced garlic cloves.
Get your pasta boiling until al dente. I like using bow tie pasta, but use anything that would have some nooks and crannies for the sauce to absorb into while baking.
Once the chicken is completely cooked, drain any excess oil and water. Put the chicken mixture back into the skillet and add one jar of the alfredo sauce along with ⅓ cup of evaporated milk. Don't have evaporated milk, use regular milk. Add another teaspoon of ranch seasoning as well.
Let the chicken and Alfredo sauce simmer for several minutes. Then begin layering the casserole. Begin with the remaining jar of Alfredo sauce and pour half of it on the bottom of one 13 X 9 pan or two 8 x 8 pans. Then start by layering ⅓ of the pasta.
Then layer a third of the chicken and alfredo sauce, ½ cup diced tomatoes, ¼ of the crumbled bacon and one cup of Italian style shredded cheese.
Then repeat layers with the ½ the remaining bowties, half the remaining chicken mixture, ½ cup of tomatoes, ⅓ the remaining bacon and 1 cup of cheese two more times. Finish by covering with the remaining Alfredo sauce you poured into the bottom of the pan, one more cup of cheese and the reaming bacon.
This is pure deliciousness. If you made two smaller casseroles, freeze one instead of baking for later. You will not regret it! Spoon up pure comfort with this chicken bacon ranch pizza casserole.
Other Great Chicken Bacon Ranch Recipes
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Casserole
- 1 lb. bacon fried and crumbled, grease saved
- 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 1 lb. bow tie pasta cooked al dente
- 2 jars of Alfredo sauce
- ⅓ cup of evaporated milk or regular milk
- 3 roma tomatoes diced
- 4 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
- Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces, coat with 1 - 1.5 tablespoons of ranch seasoning. Saute in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of bacon grease along with bell peppers and garlic.
- When chicken is cooked completely, drain grease and liquid from skillet. Return chicken and veggies to skillet.
- Pour one jar of Alfredo sauce and milk into skillet with chicken. Stir in one teaspoon of ranch seasoning. Simmer for five minutes.
- Begin layering casserole with half the remaining jar of Alfredo on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan or two 8 x 8 pans. The layer ⅓ of each of the following pasta, chicken sauce, and tomatoes. Use ¼ of the fried bacon. Spread 1 cup of cheese over top and repeat two more times.
- After the cheese, the third time, cover with Alfredo sauce, 1 cup of cheese and remaining bacon.
- Bake for 30 minutes on 350.
Enjoy this recipe! It will feed a crowd of hungry people. Link up your latest this week on Hunk of Meat Monday!
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Thank you for the party! I had to pin your recipe - I know my family ill *love* it!. Have a great week!!
Oh my...this made my mouth water!!!
Great post with lots of imonrtapt stuff.
Wow this casserole sounds delicious and like a great weeknight meal! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my, I want some right now! I have not seen the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning in a jar. I will have to keep my eyes open for that. Today, I bring Applelicious Pork Chops. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week.
Check stores like Sam's Club or Costco for large containers of Ranch!
Just bought a 8oz. container at Walmart
i get a HUGE package of the ranch seasoning at SamsClub!
this looks delish! can't wait to try it. thanks for hosting!
This looks so good! I have never seen Ranch seasoning before, but I love everything that has Ranch dressing on it. Thanks so much for hosting this week!
Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
Holy moses, woman!
Totally drooling and thinking if I eat this on a treadmill it might be okay 🙂 YUM and thank you for linking up
Oh! I will be making this!
This looks so good! I've featured it on this week's Bulletin Board!
This was absolutely amazing! I can't thank you enough for providing this recipe. Hubby said he could not wait until lunch tomorrow, we were even talking about how good it was in bed LOL. The only difference I made to the recipe was used heavy whipping cream in place of the evaporated milk, I really don't care about calories or fat intake for dinners ha ha. I have to say probably the best casserole I have ever made thank you again!
I made this tonight, I fed two adults and one child and this was a LOT of food!!! Lots of leftovers.... I should have known that by looking at the recipe. I should have halved it. That being said, THIS PASTA WAS AMAZING~~~ Great flavor, don't change a thing. Even if it may be high calorie. *Everything in moderation* 🙂
Loved this recipe. Turned out absolutely wonderful. The flavors blended perfectly making for a very comforting and taste bud rewarding meal. I ended up cutting the recipe in half (except for the bacon). Made a generous casserole for our dinner. Will make this again.
hi this recipe looks so good an amazing i am wanting to try it we are having a family get together of about 10- people how many do u think this recipe feeds. thank you please respond soon if can
When I made this I put it in a 13x9 Pyrex dish and it was almost overflowing. I think it could easily feed 10. Serve with bread & salad and I think it would be perfect!
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hey i was wanting to make this tonight and i have about 10 people coming over would 1 dish be big enough also wat else go good with this please let me kno soon how much this makes cause i want to make it for a get together tonight thank you
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thank you sorry i posted twice
could you use real bacon bits instead of a pack of bacon so u dont have to crumble an worry about frying thanks
Making this now and I am using bacon bits. If it turns out bad ill let you know.
I did my bacon in the oven. Place it on a foil lined sheet & back at 400 for about 15 minutes or until it is the consistency you like. Makes it much easier than frying.
Can't wait to make this for my family, they're going to love it!
Will this freeze well? need a great dish that will feed 10 adults. since we will be traveling a day to the get together, need to freeze and put in ice chest. thanks
I think it would freeze just fine. You may want to under cook the pasta a little to make sure it doesn't get too mushy.
Can this be made the night before, refrigerated, and baked the next evening?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a. Regards
If you were to freeze it, how long and what temp would you use to heat it up?
I have been making this for a few years. My three boys and husband LOVE it!!! I do use a jar of pasta sauce instead of tomatoes, because none of them like chunks of tomato in anything. I’ve made it for families who have had a death in the family, and I am making one tomorrow for my daughter-in-law, who is coming home from the hospital after surgery. Thank you for sharing!!!
Can this be made the night before, put in the fridge and cooked the next evening?