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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ranch Mac n' Cheese

I came across this recipe while browsing the Recipe Shoebox a few weeks ago. I figured with how much we love ranch dressing in this house I had to give it a try. The kids absolutely loved it. It is very strong and full of flavor so I will probably serve it a s a side next time. It would make a great side for a bbq or picnic!

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

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the milk, butter, dressing mix, and seasonings; heat through. Stir in Monterrey Jack and Colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.
Drain macaroni; stir into cheese sauce. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with crushed saltines and Parmesan cheese.