One Pan Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta is an easy and satisfying one pot pasta meal that the whole family will love!  Creamy garlic parmesan spaghetti is loaded up with even more mouthwatering flavor with the addition of crisp bacon and savory ranch!

Creamy garlic parmesan pasta with bacon in ranch made in one pot

Have you guys seen all of those recipes around on Pinterest that start with the name “crack?”  Like, “crack chicken” or “crack dip?”  I’m sure you have, it’s everywhere!  What’s my point?  This pasta is a little like crack – I didn’t want to share one single bite of this with my family, and I would have been happy to lick the pan clean!  I’m not going to call my pasta crack either, let’s just call it the BEST garlic parmesan pasta ever!

That garlic parmesan sauce is just so amazingly creamy, and velvety then you have the flavor explosion of bacon and ranch throughout.  Seriously, lip smacking, plate licking, can’t stop devouring this pasta, GOOD!  What I love most about one pot pasta dishes is how the pasta cooks right in the sauce, absorbing all of that amazing flavor!

Added bonus, there’s really nothing to making the sauce at all.  It’s impossibly easy!  You won’t need any special equipment, and no flour or cornstarch necessary.  This tasty pasta sauce thickens up all on its own, and the entire dish is ready to eat in 30 minutes or less.

Bacon ranch pasta with garlic and parmesan cream sauce cooked in one pan

It’s easy to say that this one pot dinner was a major lifesaver for me as my kids headed back to school from their two week winter break.  We were all struggling to get up in the morning and by dinner time I needed the quickest and easiest thing possible!  I know everyone at my table will clean their plates when this pasta is served!

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Enjoy!

~Nichole

Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta

4.95 from 98 votes

Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta

One Pan Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta is an easy and satisfying one pot pasta meal that the whole family will love!  Creamy garlic parmesan spaghetti is loaded up with even more mouthwatering flavor with the addition of crisp bacon and savory ranch!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Wipe excess grease from skillet.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to the skillet.
  • Add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes, until fragrant, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, milk, spaghetti, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until pasta is cooked through.
  • Stir in the reserved bacon, parmesan, sour cream, and ranch seasoning.
  • Top with parsley as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe adapted from One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road.

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96 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is now my 13 year old’s favorite meal, and nobody else in the household is complaining either! Never any leftovers!

  2. I’ve never left a review on a recipe before but this is SO good! My whole family ate as much as they could. Highly recommend, and it’s super easy!

  3. 5 stars
    Admittedly, I’m one of those people who read reviews on everything but rarely leave any. But I couldn’t resist coming back to say this recipe is DELICIOUS.
    For real, if you’re reading this and trying to decide to try it, trust me when I say you’ve hit the jackpot with this one!

    My only complaint is there wasn’t more of it for leftovers lol!

  4. 5 stars
    This was excellent! I fried bite size pieces of chicken breast in the bacon fat, then drained the grease and removed the chicken. Then followed the directions as written and added the chicken back with the other ingredients. My husband seldom compliments my cooking, but he said “yeah, this is pretty good”.

    1. If my husband didn’t compliment my cooking, he’d go hungry. Most of us work as hard or harder than our husbands and planning/preparing meals every day isn’t easy! It sounds to me like you go the extra mile to make your meals delicious and that should be appreciated. Just saying. (I’ve been married for almost 50 years.)