Bacon ranch chicken and potato casserole with diced potatoes and chicken mixed with homemade ranch dressing and topped with cheese, bacon, and green onion/chives.
It’s an easy casserole cooked in a 13″x9″ baking dish that can also be a one-pot meal if you use store-bought bacon bits!
I don’t know about you, but casseroles that can essentially be dumped together and baked in the oven are one of my favorite things.
This is also a great one-pot meal if you omit cooking the bacon slices and buy bacon bits.
Ingredients for Bacon Ranch Chicken and Potato Casserole
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Bacon Slices (Or use store-bought bacon bits to make this a quick one-pot meal)
- Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
- Green Onion or Chives
- Ranch Dressing (Use store-bought ranch mixed with a little bit of water or use the homemade version below.)
Ingredients for Homemade Ranch Dressing
- White Vinegar
- Lemon Pepper
- Onion Powder
Can bacon ranch chicken and potato casserole be made ahead?
Mix all of the ingredients together, place in a casserole baking dish, and cover with foil or saran wrap. The uncooked casserole can be kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours prior to baking.
Cook according to directions and keep the extra bacon, cheese, and chives toppings for when you plan to bake it.
How to make this a freezer meal:
Mix everything according to directions and place it in an aluminum pan. Make sure potatoes are near the bottom and covered with ranch.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil or freezer wrap. In separate freezer Ziploc bags place the extra toppings of bacon, cheese, and chives.
For chives to retain their texture once they are thawed, it is best to remove as much air as possible from the bag they are stored in.
Bacon ranch chicken and potato casserole can be safely stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to be eaten, allow the casserole to thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake it according to directions and don’t forget your toppings!
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