September 12, 2011

Tuesdays At The Table - Ranch Mac & Cheese

Happy Tuesday, ladies.  This weekend, I read quite a few 9/11 posts.  It was an honor to read all of your stories, memories and feelings.  Such powerful emotion in each post...  I'm sure we'll all never forget that day.

Weather is cooling (at least in theory), and I'm now in search of the perfect mac & cheese.  This one caught my eye on Taste of Home!


Ranch Mac & Cheese

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

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan, 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.


  1. yummmm that sounds fab but definitely not diet friendly :)

  2. HI,
    I shared my homemade Ghee and an article about therapeutic uses and research of probiotics.

  3. This ranch mac and cheese sounds AWESOME. I love me anything ranch.

  4. Shoot, I think I posted my recipe twice! Sorry about that. I don't know how to delete it!

  5. Wow that sounds amazing!!! You are killing me here, I can't try it out being on Weight Watchers. I am printing this off and trying it over the holidays for sure. :)

  6. Hi Cole,
    Your Mac N Cheese sounds awesome! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

  7. I posted a food profile of pumpkin flowers. These flowers are actually edible and make a delightful treat in the fall. Check out recipe ideas and more.

  8. I also posted about epazote, a Mexican herb used to reduce flatulence with beans and for other intestinal distress. :)

  9. mac and of my favorites. thanks so much for sharing and hosting this week.

  10. always such yummy ideas! keep em coming!

  11. My hubby is Filipino and loves his rice (like everyday!) So I started making a variation of fried rice and he loved it! It is one of our staple go-to dinners now!

  12. do you have a code for the Tuesday button

  13. Hi!
    Sharing sun-dried tomatoes,
    Super Kale Chips
    & My most requested recipe - a great Pakistani Curry!


  14. Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up!

  15. The recipe sounds great! Thanks for hosting!

  16. ranch mac n cheese??! this is beyond fabulous, I am so making this. Thanks for sharing!

  17. That mac n cheese recipe looks amazing. I love Taste of Home recipes, they are the best. I'm linking a recipe for a cheeseburger crescent ring today. Thanks !

  18. Hi Cole, thank you for hosting. I wanted to share a recipe for this hearty stew that is vegetarian but can also be vegan in a snap and won't leave you feeling like "where's the meat"

  19. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following three seasonal farm-to-table recipes that I made last week and one posting about raw cooking:

    living the raw life

    drunken plum salsa

    sultry & spicy corn salad

    fall kale salad

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  20. First time linking here.
    Nice to make your acquaintance. Off to check out the other submissions.

  21. Thanks for hosting! :-) Ranch makes me happy.

    I've linked up my mom's recipe for egg salad, with just a tad of sweetness in it. Yummo!

  22. Thanks for hosting! I added the Enchilida Casserole.

  23. Thanks for the link up! I'm your newest GFC follower! Susie

  24. Thanks for hosting! I linked up some chewy, tasty fig cookies.

    That mac & cheese looks good.

  25. Just shared two Mushroom Veggie Burger recipes. Enjoy!

  26. i can't believe how huge your linky has gotten! almost 100 people! that's amazing. What's your secret? :)

    i love ranch and I love mac and cheese so this is going on the to try list!

  27. Hi, Cole. I can't wait to try your macaroni and cheese. Your recipe sure looks great. Today, I shared a recipe for traditional Pennsylvania Dutch wet bottom shoo-fly pie. Thank you for hosting us!

  28. Made this tonight for my family - i am now their favorite daughter/sister ;) used Italian 4-cheese blend though to substitute monterey, and no lemon pepper salt, but it was still fantastic!!(added some red pepper flakes for some zing!!!) Thnx for sharing, i will definitely save this & make it again soon. <3


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