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Creamy Ranch Mac and Cheese

I came up with the recipe for this creamy and comforting macaroni and cheese with a ranch-flavored twist. My husband requests it often. —Michelle Rotunno, Independence, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 433 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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