Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta with Pork Loin

This one skillet pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes and is bursting with flavor! This recipe is sponsored by Smithfield. 

My husband has just started working from home a couple weeks a month.

You guys. I know some of you are cringing, like oh man, that’s a lot of together time.

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta Well, yes. It is.

But, so far, 2 days in, it is totally fabulous. Don’t worry – I’m sure the honeymoon phase will wear off, but for now, we’re totally enjoying the extra time together. <3

I can’t even complain about all of the extra food I’m cooking. When the husband isn’t home, we resort to drive-thru a whole lot more often than we should, but I’m trying to be Super Wife this week, so I’ve been cooking three meals a day.

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta

He must be Super Husband though, because he’s been doing the clean up. Hallelujah!!

Anyway, I like to keep lunch (and dinner!) quick and easy and that’s where this one skillet pasta recipe comes in to play! I mean, it’s already back to school season, so life is busy enough without adding a bunch of time in the kitchen!

one skillet pasta recipe on white plate

I started this recipe with a Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet. <— That’s a really long way of a saying a delicious tender pork loin filet that is coated in applewood smoked bacon and seasoning. Seriously good stuff here!

To keep this recipe quick and easy, we’re going to dice up the pork loin filet. It cooks so quickly this way.

There are chunks of bacon on the outside of the pork loin, so get excited. This is going to be tasty.

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta

Sear the pork in a hot skillet and then add in some ranch seasoning, cellatini (or any shape pasta you prefer), chicken broth, and milk.

You’ll bring this to a boil, cover, and cook until the pasta is tender and the pork has cooked through. It goes quick!

Sprinkle on some grated cheddar and you’ll have a tasty dinner that’s packed with protein.

I took it a step further and sprinkled some fried and crumbled Smithfield bacon on top, but you can skip that step if you want to keep things extra simple. A sprinkling of fresh parsley and a little drizzle of ranch dressing finishes everything off.

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta

This one skillet dinner was a total hit with my kids and husband. We’re all ranch fanatics in our house and this did NOT disappoint!

If you love ranch, you’re going to love this pasta recipe!

You can find Smithfield’s Marinated Fresh Pork in a variety of flavors and cuts at your local Jewel, Save-A-Lot, and Schnucks stores.

You can also enter the Smithfield Real Flavor Real Fast contest for a chance to win a trip to wine country. Or just go peruse the recipes and get some dinner inspiration!

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta

One skillet cheddar bacon and ranch pasta! This dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's so cheesy and full of ranch flavor! #easy #recipe #bacon #pasta
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4 from 9 votes

One Skillet Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, one dish
Calories: 316 kcal

This cheesy ranch pasta is loaded with protein from the bacon and pork loin filet. Ready in less than 30 minutes too!

Ingredients

  • 1 package Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet about 23 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces dry pasta any small shape
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Dice the pork loin filet into small, bite-sized pieces. 

  2. Heat the skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add the pork to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the pasta, broth, milk, and ranch dressing mix to the skillet and stir well to combine. 

  4. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 6 minutes.

  5. Remove lid from pan and stir. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 6 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Cover and let sit for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.

  7. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. Fry and crumble Smithfield bacon to top your pasta, if desired.
  2. Serve with a drizzle of ranch dressing for an extra burst of flavor.
Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 832mg 35%
Potassium 228mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 26.2%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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