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Chicken Bacon Ranch Alfredo Sauce can be made entirely from scratch or from leftovers. You can easily swap out some ingredients for store-bought ones your family prefers. This creamy sauce is ready in just 30-minutes. #Easy #Italian #Chicken #Bacon #Ranch #Alfredo #Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Alfredo


  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Chicken Bacon Ranch Alfredo Sauce can be made entirely from scratch or from leftovers. You can easily swap out some ingredients for store-bought ones your family prefers. This creamy sauce is ready in just 30-minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced fine
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp powdered (dry) ranch dressing [See Note 1]
  • 1 cup whole milk, half and half, or cream [See Note 2]
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter
  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese [See Note 3]
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 48 slices bacon, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • Fresh chopped parsley or basil
  • additional parmesan

Instructions

  1. In a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add the onions and saute until translucent. You don’t want any color just softened.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute. This takes away the bitterness.
  3. Add the powdered ranch dressing mix over the onions and garlic and stir to combine. Add the milk, cream, or half and half and butter.
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese and cook until melted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (I find I use less salt since the bacon and Parmesan are quite salty enough.)
  6. Top cooked pasta with alfredo sauce, shredded chicken, and sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the top.
  7. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or basil.

Notes

  1. Traditional powdered ranch dressing packets are loaded with MSG, therefore, I make my own and always have it on hand. If you prefer, you may substitute 1 small seasoning packet.
  2. The richer the milk or cream you start with the richer and creamier the sauce.
  3. I used a block of Parmesan cheese and hand grate it, I find block cheese to be more flavorful than the pre-shredded variety. If you prefer, you may substitute in 1 bag of shredded cheese.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian

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