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Ranch Mac 'n Cheese - Creamy

What’s rich, ranchy and has creamy cheese all over? We’ve taken the ultimate comfort food to the next level with this delectable combination of velvety goodness and pure HVR flavor excitement. This easy mac ‘n cheese is impossible not to love.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Cook Time 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (6)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (3)

  1. 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. 2
    While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to foam, then whisk in flour until smooth and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk and seasoning mix and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3
    Remove from heat, stir in the cheese until melted, then add the cooked pasta, mixing thoroughly. Serve hot.

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It’s rich, ranchy, and filled with cheese. What’s not to love!? Ranch Mac ‘N Cheese is what’s for dinner. Go ahead, make tonight a Ranch Night!

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of our Faves! My family and I are major mac and cheese eaters and this recipe is fantastic! I will be making this and sharing with family and friends!
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RANCH MAC N CHEESE So very good, just like Mom used to make...
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too much asiago I like asiago, but this is just too much of it. If I try it again, I'll try half asiago and half cheddar, or something.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Yummy! This is one recipe that is great for everyone. I have 3 picky eaters in my house and all 3 of them just love it. I love that it's a lighter version of traditional mac n cheese.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was alright I am not the best of cooks so maybe I did something wrong, but the mac n cheese came out bland. I will try another cheese or more cheese next time.
Date published: 2023-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Creamy taste with a zesty ranch note. I would recommend.
Date published: 2023-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT Made this added a lil more cheese to make it more creamy, This is one of the best dishes. Adults add ground turkey or beef cooked and it makes a whole meal.
Date published: 2023-08-06
Date published: 2023-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's not easy being cheesy. I love this recipe. Its simple and easy. I added some hot sauce to mine just to flare it up a bit. Yummy!
Date published: 2023-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mc n cheese This tastes amazing! It was a hit at the dinner table!
Date published: 2023-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious comfort food I love Mac and cheese in all different ways of preparation but I never thought to try ranch seasoning. It’s zesty and yummy. Barely takes any time at all. We never have leftovers!
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique spin on an old favorite! I made this recipe for my kids and they loved it. It put a great spin on an old favorite. I will definitely make it again.
Date published: 2023-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mmmmmm IT’s delishous makes me want to eat my kids and the Mac just for fun!
Date published: 2023-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum The recipe is delicious! Thanks for the easy instructions!
Date published: 2023-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Adding ranch to anything will be good. This was good.
Date published: 2023-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creamy and comforting! I made this really weary of putting ranch in my mac n cheese. I only eat homemade mac n cheese never boxed and I am quite picky about it and I honestly believed adding anything would be dancing with the devil and sure to destroy homemade mac n cheese perfection. But joyously to my surprise it was yummy and refreshing to have that little bit of tangyness. I wont be making it this way all the time but I will definitely be making it this way the next time I make country fried steak and gravy and caramelized baby carrots i believe the tangyness will be the perfect addition! It is definitely worth making and trying because I am actually craving it now! Yum!!!
Date published: 2023-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ranch Mac and Cheese This was a really good recipe especially if you are feeding toddlers. I have used a soft chedder block and cut it into cubes. The soft cheese tends to melt faster and tends to be creamier than shredded chedder cheese. I've done it both ways and prefer the first method better, however, you can try for yourself to see which your family prefers.
Date published: 2023-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Tries this kid friendly ranch mac and cheese, and my kids loved it! No issues with making them stay until they ate, they cleaned the bowl easily! And didn't take much at all to make it. And definitely can't go wrong with ranch!
Date published: 2023-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ranch Mac yum who doesnt love ranch mac and cheese? ive always done this, but i just make mac and then put a spoonfull of ranch dressing and mix it in.
Date published: 2023-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great teaching recipe I just love how this can help kids learn to cook and have fun in the kitchen. After it’s made they eat it all up too.
Date published: 2023-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is very good I added ranch seasoning ( 2 tablespoons) made it more ranch like.
Date published: 2023-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy cheesy ranch a peezy I tired this last week and it was a change from the ordinary Mac and cheese. The ranch seasoning and a unique and great flavor.y kids absolutely loved it they ate the entire bowl.
Date published: 2023-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Mac & cheese Best Mac & cheese I have made. Adding different cheese changes it up.
Date published: 2023-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good We add fresh veggies like carrots, ham or chicken to give it some protein.. My kids love Mac and cheese
Date published: 2023-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would recommend Would definitely recommend. I would eat again. I really like it
Date published: 2023-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many options So many options for this you can put just about anything in it
Date published: 2022-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite I bought this today and I am so glad I did it's delicious And I have never actually made it until now It's my favorite way to eat Mac'N Cheese.
Date published: 2022-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, delicious I made this recently for dinner. It was easy to fix and had a nice creamy sauce. The kids liked it
Date published: 2022-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not great This is a fairly simple dish to make and it tastes ok. But it seemed like it was missing something and it's nothing I would take the time to make again
Date published: 2022-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good!! So good!! Love making this for my family. Always a winner
Date published: 2022-11-25
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