Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 20 min.
  • Total 30 min.
  • Serves 4
  • Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese
Four ingredients are all you need for a delicious, homemade mac and cheese. Plus, it’s on the table in just 50 minutes.

POSTED IN: Alfredo Sauce, Dinner, Popular

What You'll Need

  • 4 1/2

    cups cooked penne pasta (from about 2 1/2 cups/8 ounces dry)

  • 1

    jar (14.5 ounces) Prego® Homestyle Alfredo Sauce OR Prego® Homestyle Alfredo Sauce

  • 4

    slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1/4

    cup ranch dressing mix or light ranch dressing

  • 1/2

    cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F. 

  • 2

    Stir the penne, sauce, bacon, dressing and half the cheese in a large bowl.  Spoon the penne mixture into an 8x8x2-inch baking dish.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

  • 3

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the penne mixture is hot and bubbling.

CHOOSE TASTE. CHOOSE PREGO.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A MEAL EVERYONE WILL LOVE
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THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE SAUCES THAT STICK.

Don't Rinse Your Pasta

Don't rinse your pasta after cooking it. Doing this washes the starch off the surface, which is what helps the sauce cling to it.

Tips and Tricks - Dicing
YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A CHEF TO COOK LIKE ONE.

Homemade Italian Seasoning

To make your own Italian seasoning, blend together dried basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme, and sage.