Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – because bacon makes everything better

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I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought it sounded good. We tried it one night, not quite sure what to expect. All I have to say is…Wow! It was soooo yummy!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Ingredients:

8 ounces penne pasta
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon
2 cups cooked chopped chicken

Directions:

In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In same pot melt butter. Add flour and stir. Cook flour for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk. Continue cooking until sauce thickens. Stir in ranch dressing mix and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Add chicken, bacon and pasta. Stir to coat.

Short Version:

Heat up some pre-cooked chicken… IMG_8045

Cook some bacon…  IMG_8041

Boil some pasta of your choice… IMG_8040

Make the sauce… IMG_8044

Mix it all together in a bowl and chow down!

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If you like all the ingredients in the name of this dish, you must try it! It is simply amazing!

Nailed it!!

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