Lighter Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake Recipe

Serves 8 | Finish in 40 Minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast cut into bite sized chunks
  • 12 oz. whole wheat Penne pasta
  • 8 strips cooked and crumbled turkey bacon
  • 12 oz. Opadipity by Litehouse Greek Yogurt Creamy Ranch Dip
  • 1 c. skim milk
  • 1/2 c. low fat grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions then drain.
  3. Meanwhile heat a skillet over medium high heat with just a bit of olive oil.
  4. Add the chicken chunks and cook until golden brown on the outside.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate then return the pan to the heat.
  6. In the skillet combine the Cream Ranch Dip and the milk.
  7. Bring to a simmer then remove from the heat.
  8. Toss together the cooked pasta, chicken, ranch sauce, and half of the turkey bacon.
  9. Pour the mixture into a 13X9 inch baking dish.
  10. Top with the grated cheddar, panko bread crumbs, and remaining turkey bacon.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden and crispy.
  12. Serve garnished with parsley if desired.

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