If you always reach for the creamy, zesty goodness of ranch dressing when you’re at the salad bar or mixing up some greens at home, have we got good news for you. The old standby has enjoyed a resurgence recently, and it’s not just relegated to behind the sneeze guard. You may try one of the best recipes with ranch dressing that never make you bored to consume.
Spicy Ranch Chicken Wings
Make spicy ranch chicken wings at home and get the taste of the sports bar right in your own living room. These ranch-infused wings will go great while watching the big game or any casual afternoon gathering or family meal. Serve with French fries and fresh celery and carrots with extra ranch dressing for dipping. Use more hot sauce for a spicier flavor or less if you like a milder taste.
Bacon, Avocado, Ranch Sandwich
You probably don’t think of the classic bacon, avocado, and ranch dressing sandwich as healthy. With this homemade, guilt-free bacon, avocado, ranch sandwich recipe, you can enjoy the classic flavors without worrying about breaking your diet.
Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs
The ranch gives these easy, baked ranch chicken thighs a zippy flavor that’s truly addictive. Stash a few packets of ranch dressing mix in your pantry to make this quick and simple dinner any busy weeknight. This recipe calls for chicken thighs, but whole legs or drumsticks would also taste great.
Creamy Ranch Crab Dip
Use good-quality crab or imitation crab meat for this tangy, creamy ranch crab dip. Ranch dressing gives it a unique flavor and sour cream adds an extra tang. Serve it with a variety of crackers or even baguette slices for a party dip that will delight your guests.
Crispy Ranch Chicken Breasts
Combining ranch dressing mix with breadcrumbs gives these crispy ranch chicken breasts a nice crispy crunch. Even beginners in the kitchen can work up the dish. Be careful when working with raw chicken, as it can carry harmful bacteria if you don’t wash your hands and utensils thoroughly.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Taste chicken wings on a chip with this awesome Buffalo chicken dip. It’s great for a potluck or as an appetizer at a casual party, and you can adjust the heat level by adding more or less hot sauce. Serve it with tortilla chips or small slices of toasted baguette. Crudite vegetables would be a lovely fresh complement. If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken, shredded leftover chicken works just as well.
With these delicious recipes, you can enjoy one of your favorite salad fixings in new and exciting ways. Think main dishes, appetizers, snacks, and even pasta. Stock up on a few bottles next time you’re at the grocery store—or better yet, make your own—we have a feeling you’re going to need them.