Creamy Ranch Pasta

Servings: 4-6



  • 6 Strips Bacon 
  • *4 Chicken Cutlets
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt 
  • 8 oz Rotini  
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese (¾ of a 8 oz block), room temperature
  • 2 TBSP Ranch-Hand Seasoning Blend 
  • 2 Cups Starchy Pasta Water 
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
Creamy Ranch Pasta

Notes* *If using whole breasts, cut in half horizontally.


Step 1:

Pat chicken dry and season with salt. Set aside. Bring salted water to a boil and start boiling pasta according to package directions. 

Step 2:

In a skillet, render the fat from the bacon until it is crispy. Remove bacon from heat and set aside.

Step 3:

Drain the oil from the pan into a cup and wipe down the skillet.

Step 4:

Using about 1 TBSP of bacon drippings, brown the chicken over high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until just cooked. Remove from heat, cube and set aside.

Step 5:

Before draining pasta, be sure to reserve 2 cups of starchy pasta water. 

Step 6:

In same skillet, add hot pasta water and cream cheese, whisking until smooth.

Step 7:

Add Ranch-Hand Seasoning and stir throughout.

Step 8:

Add pasta, diced chicken and mozzarella cheese.

Step 9:

Shut off heat and top with bacon and stir the bacon throughout until cheese has melted.

Step 10:

Serve immediately.