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Sometimes all you want is comfort food. Something cheesy. Something with bacon. Maybe with a little ranch dressing? Look no further, your go-to comfort dinner (with none of the guilt) is here!
Keto Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bake
What You’ll Need:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 10 ounces)
2 cups broccoli florets (I also use the stalks)
2 cups cauliflower florets (I also use the stalks)
½ lb bacon
2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 packet Hidden Valley® Bacon Ranch Flavored Dips Mix
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Pink salt & cracked pepper to taste
What To Do:
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Pan fry bacon until crispy, place on a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, fry in bacon fat for about 3 minutes per side. Be sure not to overcook as it will cook a bit in the oven.
While the chicken is cooking, spray the cooking dish you will be using with nonstick spray. Toss the rest of ingredients together (reserve 1/2 cup of cheese to add to the top); break up bacon and add to the mixture as well. Once chicken has cooked and cooled, cut into chunks and add to the mixture. Give everything a good stir and pour into your baking dish; top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure the cheese does not burn. Take out of the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
*Note: this recipe allows for more al dente veggies. If you prefer them softer, give them a quick blanche or steam before adding them to the seasoning!
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