Friday, February 15, 2013

Ranch Macaroni and Cheese





Cassie Craves Week continues! I'm glad Cassie is such a good sport and doesn't mind that I am posting a bunch of her recipes from her blog. You might have noticed I really, really like her recipes. Next up is this Ranch Macaroni and Cheese. Made from scratch and the definition of comfort food: cheesy, carby goodness.

My only change was that I toasted the crushed Ritz crackers with butter in a pan and added them to the top of the macaroni as opposed to stirring it in when the cheese sauce is added. This recipe makes a ton so if you are worried about too many leftovers, you might want to cut the amounts in half. Enjoy!


Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
Makes about 8-10 servings

  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 1 cup milk
  • 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 (Freshly shredded is preferred and the texture is much better)
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese (Freshly shredded is preferred and the texture is much better)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the milk, butter, dressing mix, garlic powder and salt and pepper; heat through. Stir in Monterey Jack and Colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.

2. Drain macaroni; stir into cheese sauce with the Ritz crackers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe from Cassie Craves. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


7 comments:

  1. Are you kidding, Ali?! I am so flattered and just thrilled that you like my recipes enough to share them! :D This particular mac and cheese is a favorite in our house, so I'm really glad you liked it!

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  2. Mmmmm...this sounds wonderful...I am intrigued by the Ranch Dressing and the Ritz Crackers! Pinning....thank you!

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  3. Now this is seriously great mac & cheese. Nothing better than homemad. The ranch and Ritz make it even better.
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

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  4. Oh Wow! I love macaroni and cheese so much, thank you for a new way of making it.

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  5. Mmmm I haven't had mac & cheese in forever, thanks for the reminder to have some soon :) Awesome creative way to have it too!

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  6. She is some kind of amazing, isn't she??

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  7. This looks so good. I'm came accross your blog from Pinterest. I can't seem to find the link to pin this to my boards on Pinterest? I see the link for other recipe posts on the side, but not for the recipe I clicked on? Any ideas?

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