If you have “hangry” toddlers, teenagers, or mature adults in your house, and no matter what you fix, you ain’t fixin’ it, boy, do we have a real deal for you! Coming soon to a kitchen near you, a feel-good dish that’s Oscar-worthy… Always-A-Hit Casserole! The star of the show of this charismatic casserole is the hot-shot, crispy, and delicious bacon, with the best supporting role going to, what critics are calling, a cheesy ranch dude (i.e. a tangy, creamy, cheesy, sauce). All of that plus some juicy chicken and bouncy pasta tossed in, there’s sure to be something for everyone! After one bite of this uproariously good and cheese-alicious blockbuster-of-a-dish, Always-A-Hit Casserole will have your “hangry” people singing show tunes in no time!

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Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked
  • 4 cups rotisserie chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 4 ounces diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup green onion, plus more for garnish, sliced

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon strips, stirring often, until they are crispy, about 8 minutes.

Step 3 –Transfer the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Leave the drippings in the skillet.

Step 4 –Add the onion and the garlic to the drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring often, until they have slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 5 –Whisk the cream cheese, the milk, the ranch seasoning, and 1 cup of the cheese into the onion mixture until it is smooth. Transfer it away from heat.

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Step 6 –In a large bowl, combine the ranch mixture, the cooked pasta, the cooked chicken, the pimientos, and 1/2 cup of the green onion.

Step 7 –Transfer the mixture to a 13×9-inch casserole dish.

Step 8 –Sprinkle the bacon evenly over the casserole and top with the remaining cheese.

Step 9 –Bake the casserole, covered, until the top is golden-brown and crispy, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 10 –Let the casserole cool slightly.

Step 11 –Garnish the casserole with the remaining green onion and serve.