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Cheesy Chicken 'n' Ranch Pasta

Updated on May 12, 2017
Cheesy Ranch 'n' Chicken Pasta
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Need a new idea for pasta? Is it the same red sauce and noodles each week? Try this quick and easy 30 minute pasta dish with ranch, cheese, and chicken. This dish could also be made with ham or a green veggie like broccoli or peas.

Prep/Total time: 30 mins. This recipe yields 10 servings.


  • 1 Box favorite pasta, (I prefer Ziti or Penne)
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 Tbs. Flour
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 1 C. Sour cream
  • 1/1/2 C. Shredded Mexican cheese, (Cheddar Jack or favorite will work too)
  • 1/4 C. Parmesan Cheese
  • 2-4 Chicken breasts
  • Dash of Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic powder

Other good seasonings for this dish include:

1/2 Tsp. Dried Minced Onion

1/2 Tsp. Dill Weed

1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder

1 Tsp. Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

2 Tsp. Dried Parsley Flakes


  1. Fry or grill chicken breasts (You could also buy precooked chicken from your local supermarket) while cooking pasta as directed, drain and set aside.
  2. I prefer using a sauce pan, but a dutch oven works as well. Melt butter and whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil; cooking and stirring for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat and fold in sour cream until blended.
  5. Add chicken and pasta. Cook and stir until heated through making sure not to boil.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in Mexican cheese and sprinkle with parmesan. Enjoy!

A fast and delicious meal whipped up in less than 30 minutes, what more could you ask for? I love using a whole box of pasta, because it allows us to have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. If you are wanting to make this recipe for one, I suggest cutting the ingredients in half.

© 2012 Cholee Clay


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    • rob_allen profile image

      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      Yum! i will try this at home. I love cheese! :)

    • katedonavon profile image

      katedonavon 5 years ago

      This looks delicious,especially with all the dairy products in this dish. Voted up and awesome.

    • Shesabutterfly profile image

      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks rob_allen and katedonavon! It is definitely delicious and all the cheese is great:)

    • skye2day profile image

      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Love it girl. I am into quick and easy cooking. My style, so this is perfect. I have bookmarked this and will get back to you with rave reviews, I am sure of it. Sounds yummy. Thank you for posting. Love, Skye

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      Cholee Clay 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      skye-Quick and easy is definitely my style too. Love it:) Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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