You will never see me reach for the ranch dressing, or the ranch flavored chips or dip. I'm more of a sour cream and onion type of girl.
My kids on the other hand are ranch lovers so when I saw this recipe for Ranch Mac and Cheese I knew it would be a something they would love.
Before your go imagining that a bottle of ranch dressing in poured into macaroni, let me assure you that is not the case. The ranch comes from a package of dry ranch dressing mix.
I had a few bites. It was tangy and very flavorful but just not my kinda thing. John and the kids loved it. I'm sure any ranch lovers that you may have in your house would love it too.
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.