When the weather gets chilly, stay inside with your family and this beyond-comforting casserole. Our Doughboy-approved Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Baked Penne combines tender penne pasta with a handful of ingredients for an easy dinner that’s ready in under an hour.
Prep 20 min | Total 45 min | Servings 6
That optional sprinkle of chopped parsley adds not only bright color but also a fresh taste—don’t skimp on the amount you use.
No leftover chicken? Buy a rotisserie chicken—a 2 pound bird will give you about 3 cups of meat.
Use Cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella for a more cheesy flavor.
Other short pastas, like fusilli or rotini, work equally well, making the casserole easy to scoop up to serve.
Nutrition Information - Serving Size: 1 Serving: Calories 880 Calories from Fat 420 Total Fat 46g 71% Saturated Fat 22g 108% Trans Fat 1 1/2g Cholesterol 150mg 49% Sodium 1200mg 50% Potassium 350mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 74g 25% Dietary Fiber 4g 15% Sugars 4g Protein 41g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 40% Iron 20%
Exchanges: 4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
By Holly Lofthouse
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury