Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta (30 Minute Meal)

by Janell on June 18, 2014

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We are trying to clean out our fridge – so I am trying to use up all the little stuff in my fridge. We had bacon the other day and we had 4  slices left. I have always loved the combination of bacon, ranch, and cheddar. This recipe was perfect to use up the things I already had in my house!

This is a meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. You will stay busy because you are cooking a few things at the same time. I love how creamy this is and how easy it is to make. It will be a delicious meal your family will love!

Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

  • 12 oz spiral pasta (or other small pasta)
  • 2 chicken breasts – cooked and diced
  • 4 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon
  • ¼  cup butter
  • ¼  cup flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½  cup ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¾  – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to its package’s directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. I used my George Foreman Grill to cook my chicken – but this would also be a great recipe to use up leftover chicken.
  3. Making the sauce – Melt butter in saucepan and add flour. Stir to combine.
  4. Once you have your roux (its a little thick), add heavy cream and stir often over low heat until sauce thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in Ranch dressing, onion powder, and garlic salt until well combined.
  6. Add cheddar cheese and stir until combined well. Stir and heat over medium heat until warm and bubbly.
  7. In a large bowl combine the pasta, chicken, and sauce until well combined. Serve and enjoy!

Tip – I also added a little bacon grease into the sauce mixture. It’s not necessary but it gives it  a little extra bacon flavor! You can also add a little more bacon, I just used what I had in my house!

Ranch Bacon Sauce


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