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Pasta - Ranch Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ranch Mac & Cheese Recipe

I came up with the recipe for this creamy and satisfying macaroni and cheese, which has a special twist. My husband requests it often - it's hearty enough to serve as a main dish.
-Michelle Rotunno, Independence, Missouri

8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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.

Posted by Sass
Ranch Mac & Cheese published in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p29
Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 488 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,357 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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