Newman’s Own Ranch Mac & Cheese

Serves: 4-6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: about 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 250g dried macaroni
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 6 smoked back bacon rashers, chopped
  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml  milk
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • 100ml Newman’s Own Ranch Style Dressing
  • 150g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 small bunches vine cherry tomatoes

 What To Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºCº, Gas Mark 5. Cook the macaroni in a pan of lightly salted boiling water according to pack instructions, for about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pan to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile melt the butter in a large pan, add the bacon and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes or until the bacon is coloured. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually stir in the milk, and stir over a medium heat, until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir in the mustard powder and most of cheese, reserving a little for the top. Stir until the cheese has melted, stir in the Ranch Dressing and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Stir the drained macaroni into the sauce, then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and place the tomatoes on top. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbling.

All the post-tax profits from the Newman’s Own products go to the Newman’s Own Foundation, with over £2.8 million already being donated to a wide range of charities in the UK alone and over $495 million donated worldwide, for more info check out

Please comment