Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious spin on macaroni and cheese that adds chicken, bacon, and ranch to make a great comfort food.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

I think that one of the best things after a long day is to eat some comforting food.  One of my favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese.  A big bowl of macaroni and cheese seems to be so comforting and make everything feel better, if not just for that moment.  One of my favorite flavors that I love to add to food is chicken, bacon, and ranch.  The combination of those flavors add to foods such as pizza and quesadillas is fantastic.
I decided to add the fantastic flavor combination of chicken bacon ranch to macaroni and cheese.  This Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese tastes delicious and is the perfect comfort food.  I really love the flavors of the chicken bacon ranch combined with the macaroni and cheese.  The combination of my favorite flavors with macaroni and cheese makes the ultimate comfort food!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup bacon, cooked and diced
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 1/2 lb. (8 ounces) of Velveeta Cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional, we used it to make it extra cheesy)

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground chicken in a large skillet on medium heat, adding 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to season the meat. Once the meat is browned, drain the fat.
  2. Then add the water, bacon, ranch dressing seasoning, and remaining garlic powder, mixing well. Bring to a boil, then stir in the macaroni and cover. Simmer on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.
  3. Stir in the Velveeta and shredded cheddar cheese (if you want to make it extra cheesy) and cook until melted, stirring occasionally.
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Comments

  1. What is it about ranch dressing mix that is so addictive? I see ranch in the title and I want to make it immediately. This recipes sounds delicious!

    Jenni (visiting from Wake Up Wednesdays link up)

  2. I agree completely about how great it is to have some comfort food. And mac n cheese is also one of my faves. This looks like a yummy spin on it. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Tasty Fork link up party.

  3. Absolutely must try this. My daughter and husband would love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to taste it!!! Have a great day.

  4. We need this for lunch today! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. You had me at bacon and mac and cheese. YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing your links at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again at the next party! Have a great week xoxo, Claire

  6. Alyssa, yum, this sounds totally delicious and love the fresh take on this! Pinning and thanks for sharing – have a wonderful day!

  7. This sounds delicious, I love a good warm bowl of mac and cheese on a cold day. Thanks for sharing.

  8. So good! Loved how easy it was, and only using one pot. I have used this recipe as a base for other flavors of mac.

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