Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule

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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule

 

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta 007

A chill in the air this morning, about 38 degrees. Tried a new item for Breakfast this morning, Egg Beater’s Egg Whites. Scrambled a serving of it up and served it on a Healthy Choice Whole Grain English Muffin with a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links.Love the Egg Whites! Ran a couple of errands for Mom and stopped by Kroger for her. For dinner tonight it’s a Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule.

 

 

 

Found this recipe on a Pillsbury recipe email the other day. Another one of those can’t wait to make it recipes! The original version is very high in calories and carbs so I had to reduce both. So I used Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini, Kroger Deli Rotisserie Whole Chicken, Kraft Lite Classic Ranch Dressing, Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, and Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian. The original recipe and ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

 

 
To prepare it start by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. The recipe calls to microwave the dish but I prefer to bake it instead. Cook and drain the pasta as directed on package. Then in a large bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Put everything in a casserole dish and bake until heated throughout the mix. Then get ready to enjoy! I love my Pasta and I love my Chicken so this dish was perfect for me! Any dish with Bacon in it has to be good and the Cheese and ranch Dressing worked perfect with the other ingredients. Plus I saved a lot of the calories and carbs from the original recipe. Another keeper recipe! I also baked a Mini Boule of Sourdough Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Make-Ahead Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Make-Ahead Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Need to cook from the pantry tonight? This pasta gets dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes and is packed with flavors your family will love.

 
Ingredients

1 lb uncooked rotini pasta
3 cups shredded or pulled deli rotisserie chicken
1 bottle (16 oz) ranch dressing
1 cup crisply cooked and crumbled bacon (9 to 11 slices)
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)

 
Steps
1 – Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2 -In large microwavable bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients.
3 – Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is hot and steaming.
4 – To freeze: Spray 2 (8-inch) disposable foil cake pans with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, dressing and bacon. Divide mixture between pans. Top with cheese. Spray pieces of foil large enough to cover pans with cooking spray. Cover pans with foil, sprayed side down. Place foil-covered pans in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bags, or wrap in double layer of plastic wrap. Label and freeze. To bake: Thaw pan(s) overnight in refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove from plastic, and place foil-covered pan(s) on cookie sheet. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of mixture reads 165°F. If baking from frozen, bake 60 to 75 minutes.
Use whatever shape pasta you’d like for this recipe, from macaroni to rigatoni!

If you don’t have cooked bacon hanging around, the packaged precooked variety makes a nice stand-in.

 
Nutrition Facts

 

Serving Size: 1 Serving

 

Calories760 Calories from Fat 410
Total Fat 46g
Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1/2g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 1310m g, Total Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 34g% Daily Value*

 
http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/make-ahead-chicken-bacon-ranch-pasta/80d39497-ff60-49fa-92f1-3b1248b3139b?nicam2=Email%26nichn2%3DCore%26niseg2%3DPBD%26nicreatID2%3DPBD_10_21_2014

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