King Ranch Mac and Cheese

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This King Ranch Mac and Cheese is amazing. It’s loaded with chicken, spice and lots of cheese. Everyone will devour this comforting dish!

King Ranch Mac and Cheese is filled with chicken, sour cream, different spices and loads of 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 and Cheese is filled with chicken, sour cream, different spices and loads of cheese.


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King Ranch Mac and Cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 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


  • 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.



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20 thoughts on “King Ranch Mac and Cheese

  1. 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!

  2. I made this tonight, and HOLY MOLY!!! This is so much better than I thought it would be, and I knew it would be good!!! I cannot get enough!!

  3. 5 stars
    We thought this was excellent! I followed the recipe, except I sauteed the onion before heating with the Rotel tomatoes and Velveeta; my husband doesn’t like onions, and I figured raw onions would ruin it for him. it was very creamy and a bit spicy and something I’ll definitely be making again.

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