BBQ RANCH BEEF BAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks


by The Southern Lady



BBQ Ranch Beef Bake

BBQ Ranch Beef Bake will be a dish you definitely make more than once. It’s simple, cheesy, and full of flavor. BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, Velveeta…what’s not to love? Pasta bakes are so easy, and they reheat great. Serve this dish when you need a quick weeknight dinner option or when you’re craving comfort food!

Ingredients Needed for BBQ Ranch Beef Bake:

Rigatoni Pasta

Minced Garlic

Chopped Onion

Ground Beef


Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Green Chilies

Ranch Dressing

BBQ Sauce

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Recipe Notes: you can use any type of pasta that you have on hand. You could easily make this dish with ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground pork. I know that some people are not a fan of Velveeta, but I think it’s a must in this dish. It adds a creaminess level you can’t get with other cheeses. As for the BBQ sauce, add the flavor you enjoy. I’ve used mesquite and hickory, and both were a hit.

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BBQ Ranch Beef Bake

BBQ Ranch Beef Bake

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BBQ Ranch Beef Bake

This easy pasta bake is full of flavor. You’ll find yourself making it over and over.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Keyword: BBQ Ranch Beef Bake

Servings: 8 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 16 ounces of Rigatoni pasta
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 4 ounces of Velveeta
  • 14.5- ounce can of fire-roasted tomatoes drained
  • 7 ounces of green chiles
  • 1 cup of Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cook pasta according to the direction on the box and drain. Cook minced garlic, onion, and ground beef on top of the stove until cooked through. Drain off any grease. Add in Velveeta, tomatoes, and green chiles and mix through until cheese is melted.

  • Add pasta and meat mixture together in a large bowl. Add bbq sauce, ranch dressing, and a cup of shredded cheese and stir together. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through.

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