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This ranch chicken spaghetti recipe is a creamy and cheesy pasta bake that’s made with no fancy ingredients! Zesty ranch seasoning is a great shortcut in this simple family meal.

Try my Baked Chicken Spaghetti (with Rotel) or Million Dollar Spaghetti next.

closeup of a casserole dish with ranch chicken spaghetti and a serving spoon

Why you’ll love it

There’s a lot to get excited about in this ranch chicken bake! We’ve got leftover/rotisserie chicken, pasta, plenty of cheese, and the convenience of using cream of chicken soup. Condensed soup is a helping hand in this easy chicken spaghetti.

Prep is super simple for this one, meaning you’re not going to be spending ages in the kitchen after a busy workday. It’s a low-effort chicken and pasta bake with mostly pantry ingredients. The golden parmesan and mozzarella topping is picky eater approved as well!

What you’ll need

  • Spaghetti – it’s great for baked pasta recipes
  • Condensed soup – we’re using condensed chicken soup for a tried and true shortcut
  • Sour cream – for an irresistible creamy quality and a hint of tanginess
  • Chicken broth – more savory flavor and moisture
  • Seasoning – we are using a combo of ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper
  • Chicken – use leftover Cooked Chicken or rotisserie
  • Cheese – the combo of mozza and parm is so tasty! Grate your own parm for best results.
ingredients for ranch chicken spaghetti in prep bowls

Helpful tips

  • This recipe is fairly salty, so if you’re sensitive to salt, be sure to use low-sodium versions of the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup.
  • There’s a lot of sauce here! If you prefer less sauce, use the full 16 ounce package of pasta.

How to make ranch chicken spaghetti

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

mixing chicken and sauce in a bowl and adding spaghetti to a casserole dish

Preheat the oven, and boil the pasta for 2 minutes less than the package directions state. Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients apart from the cheeses to a bowl and stir. Add the drained spaghetti to a baking dish.

adding parmesan and mozzarella to a casserole dish with ranch chicken pasta

To the baking dish, add the chicken mixture. Toss with the spaghetti, spread evenly, then top with the parm and mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, until hot and bubbly. Broil carefully if desired to brown the cheese.

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Substitutions and variations

  • Use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup if you prefer.
  • You can make a Homemade Ranch Seasoning mix if you need to control the salt in this recipe.

What to serve with ranch chicken spaghetti

Leftovers and storage

  • Store for 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stove slowly over a low heat so that the sauce doesn’t separate.
  • I don’t recommend freezing cheesy/creamy dishes.
a bowl of ranch chicken spaghetti

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closeup of a casserole dish with ranch chicken spaghetti and a serving spoon
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Ranch Chicken Spaghetti

This ranch chicken spaghetti recipe is a creamy and cheesy pasta bake that's made with no fancy ingredients! Zesty ranch seasoning is a great shortcut in this simple family meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup see note
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix I use Hidden Valley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked/rotisserie chicken shredded/chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and move the rack to the top third of the oven.
  • Boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta 2 minutes less than package directions indicate.
  • Meanwhile, combine the chicken soup, sour cream, chicken broth, ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper in a medium prep bowl, and then stir in the chicken.
  • Drain the spaghetti and add it to a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Pour the bowl contents over the spaghetti and toss. Spread it in an even layer, and then top with the parmesan and mozzarella.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until it's hot and bubbly. You can broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese if desired (watch it so it doesn't burn!).

Notes

  • Condensed soups, chicken broth, ranch seasoning, and parmesan cheese can all be quite salty, so I recommend waiting until you taste it to add any extra salt. If you’re sensitive to salt, definitely use low sodium versions of the canned soup and chicken broth, and you may want to make a homemade ranch seasoning where you can control the salt.
  • 12 ounces of spaghetti is 3/4 of a 16 oz (1 pound) package. There’s a lot of sauce in this recipe, so use the full package if you’re not a big fan of that much richness.

Nutrition

Calories: 613kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Sodium: 1314mg, Potassium: 404mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 756IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 360mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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2 Comments

  1. Now that I’ve found unsalted cream of chicken soup, with no MSG and only 50 milligrams of sodium I might make this, using Trader Joe’s ranch seasoning. I might even substitute unsalted cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup or use a can of each.
    I hope it can be frozen since it makes so many servings.

    1. Hi Susan! Yes, those all sound like good options… let me know how it goes! For future reference, please see the “leftovers & storage” section of my blog posts re: freezing leftovers. I don’t recommend freezing leftovers of this one as cooked pasta and creamy sauces generally don’t lend themselves well to it, but you could try freezing a portion or two to see how it goes. You could probably halve all ingredients and make it in an 8×8 if the full recipe is too much.