Ranch Mac and Cheese

Ranch Mac and Cheese

I have been on a mac and cheese kick lately.  I don’t know why, because I don’t typically each mac and cheese – but, it is what it is.  I saw this recipe over on Noble Pig and I put it on the list to try ASAP.  The recipe said it was adapted from Taste of Home, so I went to their website to start from the original recipe.  We LOVED this mac and cheese.  I knew we would – who doesn’t like Ranch?!  The sauce was perfectly cheesy, and it was nice and creamy from the sour cream.  This was another easy roux-free mac and cheese.  I think this would be a great main dish if you add some bacon and chicken – maybe even buffalo chicken!

Ranch Mac and Cheese

Ranch Mac and Cheese
adapted from Taste of Home
(Printable Recipe)

½ package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
½ cup 1% milk
3 Tbsp butter, cubed
½ envelope (4 ½ tsp) ranch salad dressing mix
1 teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon garlic pepper blend
1 ½ cups shredded Colby & Jack cheese
½ cup sour cream (I used light)

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. In pasta pot, combine the milk, butter, dressing mix and seasonings; heat through. Stir in Monterey Jack and Colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.
Stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Cook on low for 3-5 minutes.

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  1. This is one of my favorites. It's simple and yummy. We like it so much we bought the big bottle of Ranch dressing mix because we were making it so often. I leave out the butter (we don't miss it) and I've used Greek yogurt before instead of sour cream and it was fine.

  2. I just imported this into my BigOven files for trying soon. We have a very good Mac n Cheese recipe but the ranch intrigues me.

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