Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake


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This Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is one of our favorite chicken casseroles!  Rich and creamy, loaded with amazing Ranch Buffalo flavor and a little kick of spice! With very little prep, this meal is perfect for a weeknight and something the whole family can agree on!

This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.

What could be more yummy than a hot & bubbly casserole loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce.  I agree… nothing!

This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.

I love buffalo flavor in dips, appetizers and even on side dishes! I always love a good ranch flavored pasta so when I saw that Hidden Valley® Ranch had a new Ranch Buffalo flavor, I knew this amazing pasta bake had to be created!

The best part about this meal (besides how easy it is) is that there’s so much flavor but it’s not overly spicy making this casserole perfectly family friendly!

This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.

I think pretty much everyone loves a good Ranch dressing since it’s so versatile!  Perfect for salads and dipping veggies of course but also perfect for pasta salads & potato salads, marinating chicken breasts, appetizers and so much more.

Hidden Valley® has some amazing new flavors that you’re going to love creating with including Honey BBQ, Sriracha and Cilantro Lime!  We found them at Walmart along with the other ingredients for this recipe, it’s the one stop shop making it easy to get everything I need. Plus right now you can grab a coupon to save $0.75 off any 12 oz or 16 oz bottle of Hidden Valley® Ranch at Walmart!

This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.

Starting with a pre-made alfredo sauce makes this easy recipe perfect for weeknights and the HiddenValley® Ranch Buffalo dressing adds tons of great flavor with a little kick.

For the chicken in this recipe I either cook up a couple of chicken breasts or buy a rotisserie chicken.  When taking the chicken from the rotisserie chicken I remove the skin and chop both the white and dark meat. I usually have enough for two full recipes and freeze half of the chicken for later!

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This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.
5 from 6 votes
Review Recipe

RANCH BUFFALO PASTA BAKE

Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is one of our favorite chicken casseroles! Rich and creamy, loaded with amazing Ranch Buffalo flavor and a little kick of spice!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 2 cups Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2/3 cup Hidden Valley® Ranch Buffalo Ranch Dressing
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 dish and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  3. Combine pasta, alfredo sauce, Hidden Valley® Ranch Buffalo Ranch Dressing, chicken, celery, red pepper and 1 cup of the cheese.
  4. Spread into prepared dish and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 645, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 894mg, Potassium: 311mg, Carbohydrates: 47g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 18.3%, Vitamin C: 24.3%, Calcium: 28.2%, Iron: 9.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This is one of our family favorites chicken casseroles! Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake is loaded with pasta, chicken, and cheese in a deliciously creamy buffalo ranch sauce baked until hot & bubbly.

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  1. We made this recipe tonight for our family. Our kids (age 1 and 5) dont eat spicy food yet so we swapped out the buffalo ranch for a bacon ranch dressing and swapped the bell pepper for an onion. I also threw in some bacon crumbles. So good! We will definitely make it again and try the original recipe when the kids are at their grandparents for a weekend.

  2. OMGOODNESS!!! I made this last night. It was wonderful! My husband doesn’t like Alfredo sauce though so instead I used a four cheese sauce and it was just superb. Thank You for the lovely recipe. God Bless you sweetie!

    Nancy Smith

  3. I made the Ranch Buffalo pasta chicken recipe , it was a huge success , I will definitely be making it again .

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe. I made this a few weeks back and can’t believe I’d never thought of it myself. Absolutely delicious!

  5. This was amazing!!! Absolutely loved it!! I will make this recipe until they stop producing the Buffalo dressing!

  6. Wow, This is a great recipe. I just made it and enjoy with my buddies. I am following you and other websites to find more cooking and sweets recipes to make it for friends and family.

  7. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! I have made these several times and they are delicious and super easy!!! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.

  8. This recipe was delicious!! We live in a rural area, and I could only find the Original Hidden Valley Ranch, so I used that and stirred in some Franks Buffalo Sauce to taste. Absolutely wonderful!

    1. It comes together so easily! I hope you get a chance to try it sometime and let me know what you think!!

  9. What a delicious and comforting meal! This looks so good…I love how easy it is to make. Ranch dressing packs are the best to have on hand. xo, Catherine

  10. I would never have thought to use dressing in a pasta bake. Seriously genius and a game changer!!

  11. I tried this exact dressing and I never would have thought to use it in a pasta bake like this! This would be perfect for a BBQ or picnic-ey type of gathering where everyone can just help themselves and dig into all that cheesy goodness!