Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

My family relies heavily on easy, simple, crockpot recipes for the busy workweek. This Crockpot Chicken Bacon Pasta is easy to throw together and doesn’t require much actual cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder
  • 1 TBSP ranch seasoning
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 15 oz jar Alfredo Sauce
  • Cooked/chopped bacon (6 pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
  • 1 16 oz box of pasta

How to Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

To make this crockpot chicken bacon ranch pasta you are going to get out your crockpot and spray it with cooking spray. Next, add chicken, all seasonings, minced garlic, and a jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce (I’ve recently really been liking the Rao’s Alfredo Sauce) to the crockpot.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Mine takes about 4 hours, but all crockpots cook differently so I recommend cooking until it reaches an internal temp of at least 165 degrees, or until you think it won’t kill anybody!

Boil 16 oz of pasta according to the directions on the package.

Shred the chicken or take it out of the crockpot and cut it up into small cubes. I personally like cubing up the chicken, but either works!

Add the shredded mozzarella cheese and cooked bacon to the crockpot with the chicken and stir well.

Pour in the cooked pasta and stir.

Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Serve Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Now it’s time to eat! We had this with a Caesar Salad, but roasted broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, or some green beans would also be good!

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other similar dinner recipes.

Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used Rao’s Alfredo sauce, but you can use your favorite brand or even make it homemade if you want.
  • Freshly minced garlic or jarred minced garlic works for this recipe.
  • I shredded mozzarella cheese for this recipe because I feel like it melts better, but you can use the already shredded cheese.
  • Any pasta should work for this recipe. I used 16 oz of Cellentani pasta.

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Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

This is an easy crockpot meal the whole family loves having for dinner! Pasta with chicken, bacon, ranch, and cheese is so good!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch
Servings: 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder
  • 1 TBSP ranch seasoning
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 15 oz jar Alfredo Sauce
  • Cooked/chopped bacon 6 pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheese I used mozzarella
  • 1 16 oz box of pasta I used Cellentani

Instructions

  • Add 1 lb of chicken breasts to a crockpot.
  • Season with salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and ranch seasoning.
  • Add 1 TBSP of minced garlic and 1 jar of Alfredo sauce.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Shred or cube up the chicken and add it back to the crockpot.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • While the pasta is cooking on the stove, add about a cup of shredded cheese and the chopped bacon to the crockpot. Stir well.
  • Add cooked pasta to the crockpot and stir everything together.
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27 Comments

  1. I did this tonight but I put it on high Because I don’t know how my crock pot works lol. If it’s been on high, should I just do 3 hours?

  2. I don’t care for ranch and I can’t eat cheese. Do you have other recipes that I could make. I feel I would make these for Company though. They look delicious!

    1. Why bother even commenting?? It sounds immature and disrespectful to someone who took the time to post this. If you hate it ALL… scroll on by!! Geez… idiots out here!

  3. In the directions you say. While the pasta is cooking add cheese and bacon. Is that to the pasta pot or the crock pot?

      1. 😂 I mean if someone thinks you would add cheese and bacon to boiling water that’s gonna be drain then by all means go for it. Haha. Common sense answers this one.

  4. I love this recipe so much! I have a friend coming to stay who is allergic to chicken what other meat would you recommend with this so he can try this recipe!?

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely BOMB! My husband doesn’t like ranch, but LOVED this recipe! IMO, the ranch isn’t very detectable so you could add more to taste if you wanted. I like it just the way it is and will definitely be adding this to our rotation! 😋😋😋

  6. 5 stars
    I’m currently making this for dinner in a couple hours. The chicken is done. Can I cook and add pasta now or will it make the pasta mush?

  7. 5 stars
    Easy and tasty, enough for two dinners. I used 3 chicken breasts to I wouldn’t have too much left over since its just two of us at home.

  8. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! Usually I “tweak” things to my family’s liking but that was not needed here. Just a note to anyone that might have texture issues like me….If you add the bacon into the crock pot and then have leftovers to put in the fridge, the bacon will soften. Not a flavor issue but a texture issue as it gets gummy rather than crispy. Next time around, I’ll crumble and put on top of each serving as it’s served so it maintains the crunchier texture. Overall, very pleased and am very excited to check out your other recipes!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    I have a Ninja Multi Cooker that I used for this. I doubled this recipe and added extra ranch (I was a little short on ranch seasoning), cheese, and seasonings (don’t judge: I don’t count calories, if it tastes good, I eat it 😁). Anyway, my picky brother loved it. Chicken only took 1.5 hrs to cook on high and I boiled the noodles while I was shredding. The extra cheese and swirly noodles made everything stick really well since the sauce was a little runny before that. 10/10

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