This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake is an easy and delicious dinner for those busy week nights. You can have a hot dinner that everyone will enjoy in under 40 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
8 ounces pasta (penne)
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 – 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped, cooked bacon
1 cup chopped spinach leaves
1 – 12 ounce can evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella or pepper jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 or 10×10 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente pasta. Drain and pour back into saucepan. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and toss. Cover and set aside.
- Saute the onions and peppers in 1 Tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes, chicken, bacon, and spinach to the pan. Saute until the spinach leaves start to wilt. Cover and set aside.
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