Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese. What else do you need to know? This mac and cheese recipe with a rich Alfredo sauce base and tangy Cheddar cheese is a delicious version of a comfort food staple. But...add in bacon and creamy ranch and add a ranch-seasoned crispy panko topping and you've got a dish that will go from oven to empty dish in seconds. And you can make it anytime, since it's only got 6 ingredients and is done in 40 minutes. Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese- the new dinner legend.
Cook and drain the macaroni according to the package directions (leave the macaroni in the colander- you'll be using the saucepan again). While the macaroni is cooking, heat the oven to 375°F.
In the saucepan you used for the macaroni, heat the sauce, cheese, 1/4 cup dressing and bacon over medium heat, until hot and the cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Spoon the macaroni mixture into an 8x8x2-inch baking dish.
Stir the remaining 2 tablespoons dressing and the panko in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the elbow mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the panko mixture is golden brown.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.