Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta

Boy, do I have a delightfully, cheesy recipe for you today.

CHEESY RANCH chicken pasta. Notice the emphasis on cheesy and ranch – what more do I need to say?! The recipe was originally posted by Life in the Lofthouse, and I only made a couple minor adjustments – I left out the bacon because I’m the only person alive that doesn’t like bacon, and I also doubled* the recipe to allow for leftovers. *The recipe below has the original measurements, not doubled.

This is an easy dinner than easily can be thrown together with items
you already have in your pantry or on last minute’s notice. Plus, it
tastes just as good (if not better, in my opinion) the next day as

8 ounces dried penne pasta
1 Tablespoon butter
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons flour
1 packet dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain water.

2. Meanwhile, heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add
the chicken pieces, and cook until no longer pink, approximately 10-13 minutes.

3. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, sprinkle the flour and packet of
ranch seasoning over the chicken. Stir.

4. Pour the milk into the skillet, and
continue to stir and cook until the mixture starts to thicken. Stir in
the shredded cheddar cheese, and stir until it melts.

5. Add the cooked pasta to the mixture, and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Julie Joy wrote:

    Mmmmm! That sounds delicious!!! 🙂

    Posted 5.13.14 Reply
  2. This sounds right up my alley! I don't say no to ranch or cheese or pasta!

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  3. right?! it's so good!

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  4. My husband was literally drooling over the skillet while I was stirring the sauce – I definitely think it's a man-pleaser meal.

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  5. I agree! Ranch anything should just be it's own basic food group.

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  6. Ha ha, I know. I get called out for not liking bacon ALL THE TIME. Dry Ranch seasoning mix is one of my ultimate cooking tools – you should give it a try just for some added flavor and zest to certain recipes.

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  7. It's so easy and so delicious! Enjoy if you try it out.

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  8. I actually was thinking of you while I was making this because of all the cheese! 🙂

    Posted 4.30.14 Reply
  9. Oh my, cheese + ranch… two of my favorite things! This looks soooo good and I know my husband would love it!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  10. Abby wrote:

    OMG I want this right now! It looks soooo yuummy!


    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  11. carly wrote:

    You don't like bacon?! haha I am a little shocked 😉 Although I'm not a big ranch person– unless I'm using it to make a buffalo sauce, so I guess I shouldn't say anything. This looks like it would be good though– I've never used the ranch packet for cooking, but might need to give it a try!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  12. I'm telling you what ranch packet dressing is like my secret recipe for literally half of the things I cook. It adds so much flavor and super easy just to throw it on! That pasta looks insanely drool worthy!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  13. Biana Perez wrote:

    All this goodness in one recipe – Cheese & Ranch – Yes Please!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  14. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    You had me at cheese + ranch. My hubby will love this!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply

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