Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

You won't have to call the family to the table twice when this chicken casserole is on the table! All the creamy, cheesy, and bacon aromas will draw them in. And you'll feel good about serving this meal, since we added broccoli and mushrooms for a veggie boost.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
12 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cup cooked rotini (8 oz. dry)

  • 3 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 1 14 ounce package frozen broccoli florets

  • 8 ounce sliced cremini or button mushrooms

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 1 ounce packet dry ranch salad dressing mix

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 6 strips bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • Chopped tomato and chopped green onions (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine the first 9 ingredients (through black pepper). Transfer mixture to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Stir and top with cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 minutes more. Top with bacon and, if desired, tomato and green onions before serving.

    Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
    Matthew Clark

Tips

To prepare chicken: Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Drizzle three 6-oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves with olive oil and place in a cold oven. Set oven temperature to 450°F and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken hits 165°F. (Because ovens and the size of chicken breasts vary, temperature is the best way to test for doneness). Cool and chop chicken. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.To prepare bacon: Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Place a cooling rack over pan. Lay bacon slices on rack and bake at 425°F for 15 to 20 minutes or bacon is browned and crisp. Cool and crumble bacon. Place in a airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
27g Fat
29g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 19.9mg 100%
Calcium 226mg 17%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 424mg 9%
Folate, total 91.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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