Lighter Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake Recipe

Serves 8 | Finish in 40 Minutes


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


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

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