Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Is there anything better than homemade Bacon Mac and Cheese? I know, you’re saying nope. Well, now there is! Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese is going to quickly become a family favorite!

Thanks to Hidden Valley and Datarank for sponsoring this Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe.
All foodie opinions are always my own.

Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe | The Rebel Chick

Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about comfort food? For me, it’s always a good mac and cheese. And no, I don’t mean the boxed stuff. I’m talking homemade, ooey, gooey, real deal stuff here! I think, I’ve crossed over into ultimate level with this Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe however. I doctored up my usual recipe just a bit and sat at the table listening to all the ‘Oohhh’s and Aahhh’s’ the other night. If they gave awards for best mom ever, I totally won it! No joke, here look –

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Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe
 
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Is there anything better than homemade Bacon Mac and Cheese? Now there is! Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese is going to quickly become a family favorite!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6-8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 TBS Butter (not margarine)
  • 2 TBS Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Sweet Chili Ranch Dressing
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 2 OZ Cream Cheese
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 3 Cups Elbow Macaroni (cook accordingly and set aside)
  • 9 Pieces Thick Cut Bacon (cooked, drained, chopped)
Instructions
  1. For our Bacon Mac and Cheese, let's start by preheating the oven to *400.
  2. In a medium pan combine butter and flour over medium heat. Whisk until mixture is smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Slowly add milk and bring to a simmer. Add in the Ranch Dressing, 1½ cups of shredded cheese, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir continuously until smooth and creamy.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine pre-cooked macaroni, cheese sauce, and egg until pasta is evenly coated. Toss in all but a handful of the bacon and give it another good mixing.
  6. Pour bacon mac and cheese into casserole dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese and last handful of bacon.
  7. Bake at *400 for about 15 minutes or until bacon mac and cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  8. ENJOY!

 Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe | The Rebel Chick

I know, it looks way too good not to just grab a spoon and dig right in, huh? Because, BACON! And, there’s really nothing better than the smooth, creamy cheesy goodness mixed with that Sweet Chili Ranch for a nice kick! Hidden Valley has quite a few cool new flavors too! I added the Sweet Chili to my bacon mac and cheese. But you could go with Cucumber Ranch, Roasted Garlic Ranch,  or Avocado Ranch. I bet that would make an awesome cold pasta salad! Maybe next time.

To try them for yourself, you can grab all these bad boys at Wal-Mart.

Because I’m always looking out for you there’s even a Hidden Valley Ranch coupon! You’re welcome!

Spicy Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe | The Rebel Chick

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Comments

  1. says

    What? Bacon in mac & Cheese!? How have I not thought of this before! I mean seriously! Bacon! It is like the ideal combination for Mac & Cheese! Yes please! It looks amazing!

  2. Jenna Wood says

    We love Hidden Valley but I haven’t seen Sweet Chili Ranch yet! Just another thing to add to the shopping list. This recipe sounds delicious!

  3. Lisa Bristol says

    I can not wait to try this recipe. It looks so good. I am sure my kids are going to love it. I will have to try making it this weekend.

  4. says

    My hubby would be all over this! It looks delicious! I never heard of putting bacon in it until I met my hubby and now that is the only way my son and my hubby will eat!

  5. says

    We will love this Mac and Cheese, it looks fantastic! I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    Bacon and ranch are my long lost lovers. They are the who things that I feel pair well with everything! I cannot wait to give this variation of mac and cheese a try! I would love for you to link up at Throwback Thursday’s!

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