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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Hey! I heard you wanted a Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole. Well, good news:

This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top.

Chicken bacon ranch casserole

Plenty of trios are worthy of praise. Earth, Wind & Fire, perhaps, or the Jonas Brothers. What about Chicken, Bacon & Ranch?

This Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole will bring these three starring ingredients to the front of your mind next time someone asks you to “Name a better trio.” I’ll wait.

Low-carb chicken bacon ranch casserole

While it’s not perfectly easy to define what “low-carb” means in any given context, but for a pasta dish, 22g/serving (along with 46g of protein!) seems to work pretty well in a carb-conscious nutrition plan.

This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top. There is a small white plate of the casserole along with a fork filled with a bite.

Chicken bacon ranch casserole ingredients

Where many chicken bacon ranch dishes come along with a substantial fat count due to bacon, butter, and ranch, this casserole elegantly dodges those concerns thanks to the combination of greek yogurt and almond milk. I promise it doesn’t leave any flavor behind!

Here’s the ingredient breakdown:

  • Banza Penne Pasta
  • shredded chicken
  • plain greek yogurt
  • ranch seasoning mix
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • low fat mozzarella cheese
  • bacon
  • Optional: chopped green onions & hot sauce

Substitution ideas

  • any kind of pasta
  • your preferred milk
  • any kind of cheese
  • extra bacon, cheese, or ranch!
This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top. There is a small white plate with a piece of the casserole on the side.

How to make chicken bacon ranch casserole

This recipe is EASY. Here's what you have to do:

  • Prepare all ingredients by separately cooking the pasta, chicken, and bacon.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the greek yogurt, almond milk, ranch seasoning, half of the bacon, and half of the cheese in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the cooked pasta and shredded chicken to the sauce mixture. Stir until chicken and pasta are coated completely.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon evenly across the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with green onions, hot sauce, and enjoy!
  • To portion, divide into 6ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 6

How to store casserole

This casserole keeps well in the fridge; I’ve kept it in Tupperware containers and even in the original pan, covered with tin foil.

How to reheat casserole

Either the microwave or the oven will get this dish hot and ready for you to enjoy all over again.

This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top.

What goes with chicken bacon and ranch casserole?

This is a pretty substantial meal in itself, but it can also sit nicely on a plate with some fresh vegetables or a salad and not be out of place.

Is chicken bacon ranch casserole healthy?

I always find myself addressing this question in the same way: it depends on what you mean! For me, this chicken bacon ranch casserole absolutely fits well within a healthy nutrition plan, which is especially great considering the “comfort food” nature of this meal.

This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top.

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This is a casserole dish filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole. There are penne noodles with shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and melted cheese on top. Chopped green onions are covering the top.
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4.94 from 123 votes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Hey! I heard you wanted a low-carb chicken bacon ranch casserole. Well, good news...
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chicken bacon ranch
Servings: 6
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • oven
  • casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 8 oz box of Banza Penne Pasta 16 oz cooked
  • 1.5 lbs shredded chicken cooked
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp packet ranch seasoning mix (or one packet)
  • cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked
  • Optional: chopped green onions hot sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare all ingredients by separately cooking the pasta, chicken, and bacon.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the greek yogurt, almond milk, ranch seasoning, half of the bacon, and half of the cheese in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the cooked pasta and shredded chicken to the sauce mixture. Stir until chicken and pasta are coated completely.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon evenly across the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with green onions, hot sauce, and enjoy!
  • To portion, divide into 6ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 6.

Notes

This recipe is gluten free.
To make dairy-free: Use a dairy-free yogurt and cheese.
You can get shredded chicken by buying rotisserie chicken or baking chicken and shredding yourself.
You can use any kind of bacon, milk, and cheese you prefer

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 10.1g

Recipe Rating




Hope Gustafson

Monday 1st of April 2024

We've made this twice in the last two weeks; it is SO good!!! It also freezes really well, so we made some in advance and then froze it in aluminum containers + freezer bag & re-heated one night for dinner in the oven; it was just as good as when we first made it! HIGHLY recommend!

Ashley

Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

@Hope Gustafson, did you bake it first and then freeze? Or did you freeze before baking originally?

Sindy Watson

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Easy to hit my protein goals when this recipe is in the mix! Loved it.

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Love that a recipe like this one can help hit your protein goals. Enjoy!!

Maddi

Tuesday 2nd of January 2024

Absolutely loved this recipe. Will be adding to our regular rotation!

Caitlin

Monday 11th of December 2023

This is on a regular rotation in our household! Sooo simple yet amazing flavors! LOVE IT!

Julia Emnett

Saturday 9th of December 2023

So easy and good! I added broccoli as well and it was delish!