Chicken-Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese


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Chicken-Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

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    Cooked chicken and bacon join forces with ranch dressing and Annie’s™ mac & cheese for a creamy, dreamy one-pot dinner, perfect for a weeknight meal or potluck.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 5
    2 box(es) (6 oz) Annie's™ Organic Shells & White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
    ½ c. frozen peas
    4 tbsp. butter, cut into tablespoons
    2 c. chopped cooked chicken
    ¾ c. milk
    ½ c. chopped and cooked bacon
    ¼ c. ranch dressing
    Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves, if desired

    Things To Grab

    • 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven
    • Wooden spoon
    • Colander
    • Sharp knife
    • Cutting board


    1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 2 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta (from both boxes); return to boiling. Cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in frozen peas; return to boiling. Cook 2 to 4 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until pasta and peas are cooked to desired doneness; drain, and return to pan.

    2. Stir in butter until melted. Stir chicken, milk, 1/4 cup of the bacon, the ranch dressing and cheese packages (from both boxes) into pasta in pan; cook over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

    3. Top with remaining bacon and parsley.

    4. Tips:

      Serve with additional ranch dressing drizzled on top of pasta, if desired.

      We used rotisserie chicken in this recipe, but any cooked chicken or turkey will work well.

      Need more cheese? Top with shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan cheese.

    Nutrition facts


    570 Calories per serving
    (1 1/3 cups each)

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 27g
    • Cholesterol: 95mg
    • Sodium: 850mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 52g
    • Protein: 29g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 15%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    General Mills