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Ranch Mac & Cheese

 Ranch Mac & Cheese
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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional 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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