Creamy Ranch Mac
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 6-8, depending on ages
PANS/EQUIPMENT: Medium pot, steamer, large and small bowls.
Ranch Dressing Mix, Simply Organic
Make it adding buttermilk or mayonnaise. Set aside in bowl.
8 oz whole grain or gluten-free pasta
Cook per directions.Rinse and cool in large bowl.
1 pound bag mixed vegetables, frozen
Lightly steam. Cool. Add to pasta.
2 cups cooked chicken, (leftovers!) deli chicken
Cut or tear into small pieces. Add to pasta and veggies.
1/2 red pepper, chopped
Add to pasta mixture. Pour in Ranch dressing. Gently stir until every ingredient is lightly coated. Serve!
6 God-made Food Colors: tan, white, orange, green, yellow, red.
5 Food Groups: Dairy, spices/herbs (dressing mix), whole grain, vegetables, poultry
The Kid Kritics gobbled this up. Really – vegetables and all. This Ranch Dressing’s flavors and texture are so appealing that you should consider coating a variety of vegetables with it. The quick chicken trick is to go to the deli, ask for a one or two inch slice of an additive free chicken, take it home and cut it into little chunks. Now you have a quick ready meal-in-one for your family.
Needless to say, a 6/5 Performance Rating means your kids will be powered up with the recipe. Make a lot for lunch box leftovers and snacks. This recipe is an answered prayer for busy moms and dads. Your kids will be well feed and leave the table smiling!
*KKA means awarded the Kid Kritics Approved Seal
* The origin of the recipe is the Tupperware Salad Recipe Book. It has been slightly altered.