I’m sure by now you must know of my love for all things ranch. This recipe was quite tasty. The ranch flavor is not overwhelming at all, it just adds a little something different to plain old mac and cheese. We will be repeating this in our house in the future, it was very good. I cut this recipe in half and still had leftovers, it makes alot!
Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
1 pound macaroni
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 cup shredded Colby cheese (I used cheddar)
1 cup sour cream (I used light)
1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the milk, butter, ranch, garlic powder, and salt and pepper; heat through. Stir in Monterey jack and Colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.
Drain macaroni; stir into cheese sauce with the Ritz crackers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.