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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is the perfect comfort food. Savour it now. Everyone will be begging for seconds of this dish since it is creamy, flavorful, and full of mouthwatering flavors—the ideal family dinner.

Tasting Notes

This casserole combines the classic trio of chicken, bacon, and ranch in a delightful harmony. The creamy texture, smoky bacon, and zesty ranch seasoning create a mouthwatering experience that will satisfy your comfort food cravings.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for greasing the casserole dish)

Kitchen Equipment

  • Oven
  • Casserole dish (9×13 inches)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Cooking spray or parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease the casserole dish with butter or use cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh chives just before serving.

Pro Tips

  • To save time, use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken.
  • Customize the casserole by adding your favorite vegetables such as diced bell peppers, onions, or spinach.

Variations

  • For a spicy kick, add a diced jalapeño or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the mixture.
  • Experiment with different cheese varieties, such as Monterey Jack or pepper jack, for a unique flavor profile.

FAQs

Can I make this casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the casserole in advance and refrigerate it. Just bake it when you’re ready to serve.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Absolutely! Allow the casserole to cool completely, then cover it tightly with plastic wrap and foil before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for greasing the casserole dish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease the casserole dish with butter or use cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh chives just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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