Chicken Ranch Macaroni and Cheese is a pile of ranch-seasoned cheesy elbow macaroni topped with ranch seasoned chicken and crumbled bacon. You are sure to get ranch flavor in every bite of this pasta dish! Be sure to check out my Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells for another flavorful chicken and pasta dish.
CHICKEN RANCH MACARONI AND CHEESE
Here in the Midwest, we love our ranch dressing! In fact, I have my own homemade ranch seasoning mix that would work perfectly in this recipe, as well as a homemade ranch dressing. The ranch flavor pairs perfectly with chicken, and when added to the cheesy pasta, it’s a dish that ranch-lovers will love!
CHICKEN RANCH MACARONI AND CHEESE RECIPE
There are two parts to this recipe–the seasoned chicken and the macaroni and cheese.
You will want to make sure you have your pasta cooked al dente and drained, as well as your bacon cooked and crumbled ahead of time.
PRO TIP: I prefer to NOT mix the chicken & bacon into the macaroni and cheese. I tested this recipe several times by adding all ingredients together and found that it wasn’t as flavorful, the cheesy macaroni drowns out that fabulous ranch chicken. I highly recommend serving as shown and allowing the family to mix ingredients in their bowl should they prefer that method.