One of our favorite of mom’s Ragú® Pasta Sauce Recipes was her Ragú® Pasta Sauce bake with penne or rigatoni pasta and lean ground beef. Although this is still a favorite in my house, we have made a few changes to mom’s original recipe. My daughter loves a white Alfredo sauce and my husband loves bacon. To make sure they are both happy, I use the Ragú® Classic Alfredo sauce, add my rigatoni, bacon and cheese and viola, you have my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake! One thing you can always count on with the Ragú® pasta sauce products is they still hold fast to Assunta’s high standards. That is so important to me as a mom and I know it was important to my mother.
The Ragú® sauces come from a family recipe, just like my penne bake came from my mom’s recipe from 40 years ago. This recipe is slowly simmered to add layers of flavor, and boy are these sauces flavorful! My family asks for my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bakeusing the Ragú® Classic Alfredo sauce, at least once a week. Because it is so easy and tastes so good, I am happy to oblige. With the craziness of the holidays, this is something I need in my life! Today’s post is sponsored by Ragu, but my love for their products are all my own! So when you need a flavorful home cooked meal but are short on time, my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake with Ragú® Pasta Sauce is the perfect dish!
- 12 ozs ziti (or any pasta shape)
- 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded, about 2 small chicken breasts)
- 1 batch Alfredo sauce (see below) ? Tasty tip
- 11/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
- shredded parmesan cheese
- fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 3 tbsps flour
- 1 cup chicken broth ? Tasty tip
- 1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%)
- 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (freshly-)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Mom’s Cheesy Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake is a Christmas tradition made with Ragú® Classic Alfredo sauce. What dish is a tradition in your family?