Healthy, Cheesy, Bacon Ranch Bake!
This recipe is creamy and comforting, loaded with ranch, chicken, bacon, and all baked to cheesy ooey gooey perfection. This recipe is a family favorite that will have you hooked and a great dish to pass, where everyone will be asking you for the recipe. Plus it can be made ahead of time and by using zoodles and rotisserie chicken you can whip up this recipe in no time. You can also do this in the Instant Pot to make it even quicker. So be sure to try this quick, cheesy comfort food dish!
Bacon Ranch Bake: Makes 2 Servings
3c cooked zucchini “noodles” or Spaghetti Squash
2 Tbsp reduced-fat Ranch dressing
1 oz. lean turkey bacon/bacon pieces, cooked and chopped up
1/2c Reduced Fat Mexican Cheese blend or Cheddar Cheese (divided)
7 oz Rotisserie Chicken Breast, shredded or chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk (Optional - to make it creamier!)
1/4 tsp salt (Optional)
(1) 4 oz can green chilies (Optional)
1/2 tsp of Parsley, chopped (Optional - to sprinkle on top)
Bake Spaghetti Squash at 350 until soft.
Scrape all Squash out into a bowl.
Mix with ranch dressing, garlic powder, salt, 1/4c cheddar cheese, bacon pieces and chicken.
Place in a casserole dish, top with remaining cheese and broil until the cheese browns!
Ok, now it’s your turn! Make your own bacon ranch bake with this recipe and take a photo and tag us #HealthyWarner, so we can check it out!
Did you know studies show: The average American consumes ranch dressing 38 times a year. Seems like most American's find Ranch dressing goes with everything. However, Ranch dressing can be very detrimental to your health if you don't choose wisely. There are a lot of calories in most ranch dressings, as well as fat, sodium, and added sugar. So not all Ranch dressings are created equal. Ranch is only healthy if ingredients used to make it are also healthy. The good news is you don't have to give up creamy ranch. you just have to be more discerning when reading labels, and looking for dressing with no or very little added sugar, low saturated fat, and low sodium. Knowledge is power.
Remember it's not about depriving yourself of delicious food, it's about being mindful of your choices, portion sizes, and coming up with healthier alternatives that are just as good if not better. Thus, our mission is to not only guide you to improving your physical health but also create a healthy mindset.
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