Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Ranch Macaroni & Cheese, Summer cooking recipes

Homemade Ranch Macaroni & Cheese, Summer cooking recipes

Who doesn’t like a traditional comfort food? Macaroni and Cheese in all it’s cheesy, ooey, gooey goodness! Regular homemade macaroni and cheese is super yummy, but try adding a twist and see what happens.

My kids ate the whole pot minus a single scoopful which my son then took to school the next day with him for lunch. It was a huge hit and tastes great. We ate it as a side dish, even though there was certainly enough to make it the main course.

Homemade Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 16oz. pkg of Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 packet of dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. Colby Cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. crushed saltines
Cook the elbow macaroni according to the box. Drain. In a large pot, combine the milk, butter, ranch mix and the seasonings on low stirring often. Heat through. Stir in both cheeses until melted. Stir in the sour cream.
Add the saltines, and then immediately add the elbow macaroni, stirring to coat.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese before serving.

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