Turkey Ranch Mac-n-Cheese
Turkey Ranch Mac-n-Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: bacon, Mac N cheese, pasta, ranch, turkey
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni pasta
  • 5 Tbsp of butter divided into 3 Tbsp and 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • 3 cups of milk divided into 2 cups and 1 cup
  • 1 ½ cups of cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup of Swiss cheese shredded
  • 2 cups of cooked turkey shredded or diced
  • ¾ cups of ranch salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, boil the elbow macaroni pasta for 5 minutes. Then drain and return the pasta to the pot. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt, pepper, and slowly add 2 cups of milk. Once combined, stir in all the cheeses – cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss.
  4. Add the turkey, ranch dressing, cheese mixture, and remaining cup of milk to the pot of macaroni pasta. Mix well and transfer to a large greased baking dish.
  5. Melt the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter. In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle it over the macaroni and top with the crumbled bacon.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!