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Bacon rand macaroni and cheese pasta in a cast-iron skillet.

One Skillet Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta

This cheesy ranch pasta is loaded with protein from the bacon and pork loin filet. Ready in less than 30 minutes too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, one dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 316kcal


  • 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


  • Dice the pork loin filet into small, bite-sized pieces. 
  • 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. 
  • Add the pasta, broth, milk, and ranch dressing mix to the skillet and stir well to combine. 
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 6 minutes.
  • Remove lid from pan and stir. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 6 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Cover and let sit for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving.



  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.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 0.9mg