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9.03.2012

King Ranch Mac & Cheese





   Macaroni and cheese is one of those comfort foods most everyone loves. Maybe because it reminds us of being kids. Or maybe because it's cheesy covered pasta, which is the most comforting food I can think of.

   I love that Macaroni and cheese is a dish you can eat year-round. There are so many different varieties out there, but this King Ranch version is highest in my book. It's filled with chicken, sour cream, and different spices, that make it so amazing!



King Ranch Mac & Cheese
Recipe adapted from: Southern Living via My Recipes
Makes 6-8 servings

8 ounces Elbow pasta
1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes (undrained)
1/4 cup white Onion, chopped very fine
8 ounces Velveeta processed cheese
2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
1 ( 10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of water, boil noodles according to package directions. Drain water. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add Rotel tomatoes, chopped onion and Velveeta cheese. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.

In a large bowl, add cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chili powder, and cumin. Mix to combine. Slowly add in melted Velveeta mixture, and the cooked noodles. Stir to combine.

Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.


  



12 comments:

The Better Baker said...

You are so right! Mac 'n' Cheese is truly Comfort Food...and this looks wonderful. Pinning til I can make it.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

I'm drooling over here! I've never heard of King Ranch mac before but I'll need to try it! Definitely looks like a dish I could make a dent in :)

Peggy said...

This is the BEST mac-n-cheese! I've made it regularly since finding it in SL. Even make it in a cast iron skillet. Cannot wait for it to cool off so I can drop it back into the meal rotation!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Delicious! This is some great comfort food!

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum! Velveeta always reminds me of being a kid, which is always ideal when it comes to mac and cheese :)

This looks fabulous!

Sues

yummychunklet said...

What a great new way to prepare mac and cheese!

Benita said...

Oh, wow ; this is a GREAT idea!! Never thought to turn King Ranch Chicken into mac -n- cheese!!!

Aimee said...

Holly this looks good!!!

Jerrica said...

This is one of the best fast food, Macaroni & cheese always have a great combination.
Buy cheese

Blanca Martinez said...

This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! It's creamy n yummy. Definitely a repeat!

Blanca Martinez said...

This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! It's creamy n yummy. Definitely a repeat!

Blanca Martinez said...

This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! It's creamy n yummy. Definitely a repeat!