Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ready, Set, Cook! Hidden Valley Contest Entry. This is a tasty and simply cheesy mac and cheese with a zesty bite from Hidden Valley's ranch dressing mix packet.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ranch mac

  • 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix (set aside 1tsp.)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups macaroni noodles
  • Breadcrumb topping

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 20 saltine crackers
  • 1 teaspoon hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • basil and chive oil

  • 4 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rough chopped chives (Fresh preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon rough chopped basil

Directions

  1. Oven Temp: 350.
  2. Mac & cheese:.
  3. 1. Bring 4 cups water to a bowl, once water is at a rapid bowl ad noodles. Par cook until noodles are al dente. drain and transfer to a 9x9 glass oven dish.
  4. 2. In a bowl mix together greek yogurt, milk and ranch dressing mix packet. Set aside.
  5. 3. In a seprate bowl toss together corn strach and cheddar cheese until cheese is well coated. Once cheese is coated mix it along with in with greek mixture noodles in 9x9 dish.
  6. Breadcrumb topping:.
  7. 4. Places saltines in a zip lock bag and crush until you form small crumbs.
  8. 5. Slice bacon into bacon bite sized pieces. Saute until bacon becomes crisp. Once crisp add saltine crumbs and mix until well coated, lastly sprinkle in 1 tsp hidden valley ranch dressing mix.
  9. 6. Spread breadcrumbs on top of mac and cheese.
  10. 7. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes more.
  11. Basil & chive oil:.
  12. 8. Place oil, basil and chives in blender and blend 30 to 45 seconds.
  13. To serve:.
  14. Plate up mac and cheese, drizzling with basil & chive oil and garnishing with extra chopped chives if desired.