Bacon-Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake
Total Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
12 oz whole wheat penne pasta
12 slices center cut bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 (1-oz) envelope Ranch dressing mix
6 oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat broiler. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until done, reserving 2 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.
Add onion to skillet, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add Ranch mix and cream cheese; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add pasta, chicken, and onions; toss.
Transfer pasta mixture to a greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until top is browned.