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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! Today I needed a little comfort food (don't we all?!?), and so I made my family's perennial favorite casserole. Is it in any way healthy? Well...there's broccoli in it, but it also contains pasta, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and bacon: So NO! It is not the least bit healthy, and has no truly redeeming qualities other than it makes me feel happy when I am down. I hope, dear reader, this recipe brings you some comfort on your down days too!

Cook Joyfully!!!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

8 oz. dried pasta of your choice (I used penne today)
1/2 Lb. bacon-1/4 inch diced
8oz. chicken 1/2 inch diced
4 cups broccoli florets
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups buttermilk ranch (I make my own, but the commercial stuff will do too)

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, minus 1 minute (If your pasta should cook for 11 minutes only cook it for ten). Meanwhile, over medium-low heat cook the bacon until all the fat is rendered out and the b…

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