Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

(Serves 6)

16 oz noodle of choice

1/2 cup bacon (or more if wanted)

2 small onion, diced

5 tsp Garlic 

8 oz cream cheese, cubed

3 cup milk

2 Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix packets

4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

6 cup Chopped Rotisserie Chicken (or 2 chicken breasts cubed)

1/2 cup sliced green onion

Preheat the oven to 375°F. 

Sauté onion and garlic. Whisk in the cream cheese, milk, ranch seasoning mix, and 2 cup of the mozzarella until smooth; remove from the heat.

In a large bowl, stir together the ranch mixture, cooked pasta, chicken, 1/4 cup bacon and green onion until well combined. Transfer to a pan. Sprinkle evenly with the rest of the bacon; top with the remaining 2 cups mozzarella.

Bake until the top is golden brown and crispy, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly; top with more green onion just before serving.

(If you'd like to add a vegetable to this casserole, stir in 4 cups spinach with the chicken in step 3, or add 2 cups of broccoli florets to the pasta during the last 2 minutes of its cook time.)