Chicken Bacon Lasagna

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Creamy, cheesy Chicken Bacon Lasagna! Your whole family will come running for this easy casserole with ranch seasoning, bacon and rotisserie chicken.

Do you love chicken, bacon and ranch? If so, you’ll quickly fall for this Chicken Bacon Lasagna. It’s a unique twist on classic lasagna and is the ultimate comfort food. 

When you combine the flavors of this chicken bacon ranch lasagna, it is typically called “Crack Chicken”. Whether it is crack chicken sandwiches, or our crack chicken pasta bake, this flavor combo is one my kids and their friends always request. Another great way to creamy ranch chicken is in this white lasagna recipe.

overhead view of chicken bacon lasagna

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Bacon Lasagna:

This new recipe has quickly become a classic in our house because:

  • It’s extra cheesy. A triple cheese threat! Cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and sharp cheddar cheese.
  • It uses rotisserie chicken. I’ve become quite accustomed to picking up a rotisserie chicken when I smell their amazing aroma in the grocery store. They are perfect for easy casseroles and quick dinners.
  • The sauce base is evaporated milk. This means it won’t use up all of your breakfast cereal milk for dinner the night before. Evaporated milk is great to keep on hand for casseroles.

And you’ll love this too: Make the chicken bacon lasagna up in the morning and heat it through when you’re ready to serve.

What readers are saying:

Greg says, “Made this today. Used no boil noodles and added 1 cup chicken broth to the sauce (because of the no boil noodles). Baked covered for 30 minutes and then uncovered for 10 minutes . Turned out great! Very delicious!” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Jen says, “Made this with sautéed white onion, mushrooms and chopped spinach. Delicious. Love it.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Chicken Lasagna Ingredients

There are many crack chicken lasagna recipes out there, but here are a few tips about ingredients we use to give this chicken bacon lasagna the best flavor.

  • Ranch seasoning. We use two packets for the ultimate flavor.
  • Freshly Shredded Cheese. Using freshly shredded cheese is one of the best things you can do for any recipe calling for cheese. The casserole won’t end up as greasy, it will be extra creamy, and have a fresh pop of flavor. 
  • Cream Cheese. Cream cheese is a key ingredient in crack chicken sandwiches. In this lasagna it thickens the sauce and adds creaminess you’ll love.
  • Rotisserie Chicken. We’ve mentioned this above, but rotisserie chicken from the store (or made at home) already has flavor added in. It makes this recipe quick and easy because you don’t need to add any other spices. You can also make and use our roasted chicken recipe, then chop the tender chicken into small pieces.
  • Chopped Bacon. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with cooked, chopped bacon. Or you can add bacon to on top of each cheese layer. 

✨ See the recipe card for the full ingredient list and instructions. ✨

unbaked chicken bacon lasagna in a glass pan

Make Ahead Instructions

Yes! Make up this chicken bacon lasagna before you bake it, then cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it. You can do this up to 24 hours in advance. Remove the casserole from the fridge about an hour before baking if possible. This will help take the chill off and allow it to bake evenly.

This lasagna also makes a great freezer meal. It’s best to remove it from the freezer the day before you want to cook it and allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight. Then it won’t overcook in the oven. Freeze for 6-8 weeks.

a slice of creamy ranch lasagna on a spatula

You may also love our taco lasagna and beefy Mexican lasagna.

chicken bacon lasagna in a glass baking pan
chicken bacon lasagna in a glass baking pan

Chicken Bacon Lasagna

4.60 from 249 votes
Creamy, cheesy Chicken Bacon Lasagna! Your whole family will come running for this easy casserole with ranch seasoning, bacon and rotisserie chicken.
Servings 15
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 3 cans evaporated milk 12 ounces each
  • 2 packets ranch seasoning mix 1 ounce each
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken about 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 ounces chopped crispy bacon
  • chopped green onions or fresh parsley for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Boil lasagna noodles in a large pot over medium heat until the noodles are al dente. Follow the package directions.
  • In a saucepan, heat the evaporated milk and ranch seasoning over low heat. Whisk constantly, and heat for 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the cream cheese cubes and mix until smooth.
  • Spray a 9×13” casserole dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Pour ¾ cup of creamy ranch sauce in the bottom of the baking pan. Place a layer of cooked pasta over the sauce. Sprinkle half of the chicken over the pasta. Sprinkle with ½ cup each of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Drizzle 1 cup of sauce over the cheese.
  • Repeat layers: pasta, remaining chicken, ½ cup of each cheese, 1 cup of sauce.
  • Layer the last layer of pasta, the rest or the cream sauce and top with remaining cheese and chopped bacon.
  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Then uncover and bake another 10 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Allow the lasagna to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Sprinkle with green onions or parsley if desired.

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Notes

  • Use any shredded chicken, such as chicken breast or chicken thighs.
  • This is a great recipe to use up leftover chicken.
  • Want to add more flavor? Try black pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning or even a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
  • The calories shown are based on the lasagna being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of lasagna. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. **

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 353
Keyword casserole, hotdish

Try one of our other favorite pasta dishes such as lasagna roll upstraditional lasagna, or fettuccini with our creamy alfredo sauce.

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Amaya
2 months ago

Why does the recipe say 2 lasagna? 2 boxes?

Roberta
1 year ago

5 stars
This recipe was amazing and my husband said it was definitely a keeper. The only problem I had was I stirred the evaporated milk with the ranch seasoning for about 10 minutes and I still don’t know that I got it thick enough. Maybe I had it too low. Otherwise though, it turned out wonderful. I think my sauce just needed to be a little thicker.

Leslie Stansfield.
1 year ago

5 stars
Very easy and delicious. I like the white sauce. Tomato sauce gives me heartburn. Nice change of pace.

Christina
2 years ago

5 stars
What an amazing recipe! I followed the directions perfectly and I only had to add cracked black pepper to the sauce to give the perfect finish. I cooked my noodles for about half the time the box said to, to allow for the noodles to bake perfectly in the sauces and not over done. Loved this recipe and the husband was thankful for the new recipe too. I also thought about cooking extra lasagna just in case, you never know. Baking time was spot on as well. Thanks

Greg
2 years ago

5 stars
Made this today. Used no boil noodles and added 1 cup chicken broth to the sauce (because of the no boil noodles). Baked covered for 30 minutes and then uncovered for 10 minutes . Turned out great! Very delicious!

Peggy
2 years ago

5 stars
Delicious. This recipe is a keeper. Very easy and a
favorite. Thank you for sharing it.

Linda
2 years ago

This was good . Everybody went back for seconds.