Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

My youngest, Nicholas, loves mac and cheese, he often will request it when we're out to dinner.


I found this version of macaroni and cheese and decided to put it to the test with him.  Let's just say that the recipe makes quite a bit and for the rest of the week, he would go into the fridge, pull out the leftovers, dish out a plate for himself and warm it up in the microwave.  He liked it THAT much.

So here you go, a different take on good ol mac and cheese.


Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
Credit: Taste of Home


* 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
* 1 cup 2% milk
* 1/4 cup butter, cubed
* 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
* 1 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
* 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
* 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
* 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
* 1/2 cup crushed saltines
* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


* Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the milk, butter, dressing mix and seasonings; heat through. Stir in Monterey Jack and Colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.

* Drain macaroni; stir into cheese sauce with the saltines. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.



  1. Excellent! I have some Monterrey jack in the fridge from another recipe I need to use up, so this is perfect!

  2. Tasty breakfast! :D The first picture made me thought of macaroni salad. Delicious!

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  3. Hi Sandra,

    As yummy as these photos of your mac & cheese recipe look, I am digging the slightly charred sausages ... the one's in your photo are EXACTLY my fav way to consume them!!!

  4. ooh looks yummy! We'll have to give it a try!