Chicken & Ranch Macaroni
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Adding chicken and ranch seasoning is a delicious way to change up a mac & cheese dish!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 12 - oz. elbow pasta noodles
  • 1 - cup(s) milk
  • 1/4 - cup(s) butter
  • 1 - cup(s) sour cream
  • 1 - packet(s) ranch dressing mix
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 - cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the pasta, al dente. Drain and pour into baking dish.
  3. In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk, butter, sour cream, Ranch dressing mix and shredded cheese. Once cheese sauce thickens, stir in the shredded chicken. Pour the cheese-chicken mixture over the pasta in the baking dish and toss gently. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden on top.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Chicken & Ranch Macaroni with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cook 2 boxes of pasta, al dente.
  2. In a large saucepan, whisk together 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup butter, 2 cups sour cream, 2 packets of Ranch dressing mix and 4 cups shredded cheese. Once cheese sauce thickens, stir in 4 cups shredded chicken.

To each disposable tray, layer the following ingredients:

  • Half of the cooked pasta
  • Half of the cheese-chicken mixture
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before baking at 400 F for 25 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with with gluten-free pasta and gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Chicken & Ranch Macaroni

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake uncovered at 400 F for 25 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden on top
Serve with veggies.