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Ranch Mac and Cheese



Macaroni and cheese never gets old, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up a bit. This recipe uses ranch dressing and a handful of seasonings like garlic and lemon-pepper to add a bit of tang to it. Oh, and our favorite part? The sour cream mixed in right at the end creates the creamiest cheese sauce we’ve tried yet. 


  • One 16-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1 Cup 2 percent 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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 Cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 Cup 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 and heat over medium-high. Stir in the cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.

Drain the macaroni and stir into cheese sauce with the saltines. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.