Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

I saw a recipe for ranch mac & cheese in a taste of home magazine the other day, and I just couldn't help but modify it and make it. One of my favorite sandwiches ever is a chicken bacon ranch wrap. So, naturally when I saw ranch mac & cheese I just HAD to add chicken and bacon to it. It turned out great, nice and cheesy with a little bit of that ranch "tang" at the end.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

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
  • 1/2 lb bacon, crumbled
  • 1lb cooked chicken breast, chopped (or shredded)
  • 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 chicken, bacon, monterey jack and colby cheeses until melted. Stir in sour cream.Drain macaroni; stir into cheese sauce with the saltines. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

heather said...

that sound fabulous!

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