Ranch Mac and Cheese

Ranch Mac and Cheese
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

 

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. 

8
Servings
289
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
76µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
239mg
24%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
46µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
192mg
27%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
545mg
36%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
62g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mac and Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mac and Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.