Ranch Pasta Skillet

I normally like to bake things in the oven, but when it’s nearly a hundred degrees outside, I’d prefer not to heat the oven to 350 for an hour! So for the summer time, skillet meals come in handy!
I’ve taken my ranch chicken recipe and converted it into a rice casserole before, and I had been wondering how it would be to do the same thing using noodles, sort of like chicken helper.  So I threw some things together and voila!
It turned out pretty good.  My husband’s only complaint was that it was a little salty.  So if you decide to make this, you should probably use reduced sodium soup, and you could also adjust the other ingredients to suit your taste (less seasoning, more water or milk, etc.)  But all in all, this was a great quick meal!
Recipe for Ranch Pasta Skillet:
2-3 cups egg noodles (or pasta of choice)
2 cans chicken breast (or about 3 chicken breasts shredded)
2 cups milk
3/4 cups water (use broth from chicken)
1 – 1 oz. packet of ranch salad dressing mix
1 can cream of chicken soup
Directions:  Spray skillet with cooking spray.  Place canned soup in skillet, along with about half the dressing mix.  Mix well.  Then add chicken. (If using the chicken broth from the canned chicken, no need to drain.  Just add the broth along with the chicken.)  Mix well.  Add uncooked pasta, milk, remaining dressing mix, and water (if you didn’t use broth). Stir together.  Heat to boiling.  When it starts to bubble, reduce heat to medium, and cover, stirring occasionally.  Cook for about 10 minutes. Let stand for a couple of minutes before serving so the sauce can thicken.



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  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says

    I love ranch, this looks good. I make something similar in the crock pot. Thanks!

  2. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue says

    I too am always looking for ways to not use my oven. This looks like a really yummy dish. Will have to give it a try

  3. Nicole Feliciano says

    I love anything that is this easy and keeps the mess minimal. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mama Lusco says

    Bet my family would love this! Thanks for the great recipe – perfect for summer 🙂

  5. yummm! I am all for quick and easy-to-make dishes so this one is right up my alley. 🙂 Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says

    This sounds yummy and super easy, too!

    Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

  7. This sounds so good!

  8. This is a great idea for a hot summer evening!

  9. Brianna! says

    I not to fond of either ranch, nor pasta…but my Mr. loves BOTH!
    so he would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE this.
    and you know what they say….
    "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!"

    So Im going to keep this recipe in mind!]


  10. That looks really delicious and so easy. I can't wait to try it as I know my pasta-loving 10 year old son will LOVE it!.

    Best wishes,

  11. Curt & Alexandra says

    That looks really yummy, I just might try it tonight since its almost 100 as well!

  12. sydney @ sewineededapaycheck says

    I love finding simple new recipes. Thanks for sharing this one!

  13. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says

    This looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. I don't know how I missed this! It looks super delish and wonderful for summertime! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ crazy Daisy

  15. Aubree Cherie says

    I just love skillet dishes, this one looks tasty!

    ~Aubree Cherie

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