Recipe Swap ~ Chicken Ranch Pasta

I've tried really hard to cut back on my pasta intake, and have been doing amazing..... that is until I decided to make Chicken Ranch Pasta this week.


Penne pasta
1 tbsp. of butter
1 tbsp. of flour
1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning
2 cups of skim milk
1 cup of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
Diced up reduced fat or reduced sodium bacon
2 cups of cooked chicken, diced


Boil pasta for 12 minutes over high or medium high heat, drain and set aside
Cook bacon and chicken, set aside
Melt butter and add flour and stir for 1 minute
Slowly whisk in milk and continue cooking until it thickens
Add ranch and cheese, stir until it melts
Add chicken, bacon, and pasta and combine


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  1. Who doesn't love a good chicken pasta?! Thanks for sharing & hosting!

  2. I love pasta. So hard to give up. I don't think it's in the cards for me.

  3. Mmmm anything pasta is always a yes for me! Thanks for linking up with the Lets be Friends Blog Hop!

  4. OMG yum!!! I love ranch and bacon together! Definitely going to have to try this out soon... yummy!

    <3, Pamela

  5. whyyyyyy does pasta have to be bad? this looks amazing!

  6. Yummm! I love pasta and this one looks amazingggg! xo!

  7. I love pasta, I would eat it everyday for lunch and dinner if I knew it wouldn't make me 500 lbs!!! I might be trying this recipe out!

  8. I have been trying to limit my pasta too but that looks so good!!

  9. I've been doing less pasta, too -- I guess that's what happens in the summer haha -- but this one looks too good not to try!

  10. This looks delicious! I love new ways to change up pasta from the usual ingredients!

  11. Found you from the lets be friends link up! This recipe looks so simple and SO delicious!!!

  12. This looks really good especially with the addition of bacon lol! I try to cut down on pasta & starches but it's hard to avoid them completely....My weakness is creamy pasta recipes like Chicken Alfredo...

  13. I really need to stop looking at recipes when I'm hungry. This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style