Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
You are going to love this chicken bacon ranch pizza! This is such an easy meal to make, and so incredibly delicious. Doesn’t it just look warm and cheesy and wonderful? I love meals that satisfy both the “quick and easy” requirement and also the “dinner will not cause a tantrum” requirement. 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we have had an incredibly busy fall. The kids and I (and Mike when he’s not at work) have made it our goal to attend as many fun fall activities as humanly possible – we’ve been apple picking (twice), taken a hay ride to a pumpkin patch, gotten cider and donuts multiple times, and enjoyed a few different corn mazes. We are definitely lucky to live in West Michigan and have so many fun places close by!
All that outside time keeps Zeke incredibly entertained while we’re there, but by the time we get home in the early evening, he is cranky and hungry. And I still have to cook dinner if I want us all to eat together as a family (and I do!). That is why I love easy dinners like this chicken bacon ranch pizza. I found this recipe on the Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Pinterest board for easy meal ideas. I immediately bookmarked it and made it on our next busy outside day. I already had pizza dough in the freezer, which means that start to finish this pizza took 20 minutes to make. And it is so good! I love that it is a unique spin on pizza, but still a flavor that everyone in the family loves. I wondered if Zeke would protest since this isn’t his usual favorite pizza, but I was pleasantly surprised when he ate every bite I put on his plate with zero complaints! The thing that makes this pizza so easy is that there is no complicated white sauce – just a thin layer of buttermilk ranch dressing. Add in some chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and two different types of cheese, and you’re left with a pizza that is on the table in 20 minutes and makes everyone happy. 🙂
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Yield: Makes 1 Pizza
- Pizza dough for one pizza (I used half of this recipe)
- 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
- 1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- 2-3 green onions, chopped
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven and a pizza stone to 500° F.
- Sprinkle a piece of parchment paper lightly with cornmeal. Gently roll out the pizza dough on the parchment paper until it is a large circle. Spread the Ranch dressing in a thin layer evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, then top with grilled chicken, bacon, tomato and green onions. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar.
- Using a pizza peel, transfer the parchment and pizza to the preheated pizza stone. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Great recipe, Megan! My favorite weeknight meal is paninis (which is especially amazing if you have a panini press). Our favorite flavors are turkey, cheddar, and roasted broccoli or ham and swiss with stone ground mustard. So good and cleanup is easy too!
When I need food fast, I like to keep everything I need on hand for soft shell tacos. I can my own homemade salsa and keep it on hand year round, so its as easy as browning the ground beef, chopping some lettuce, and sprinkling some cheese on a soft tortilla. Even with 1lb frozen ground beef, dinner can usually come together in 20 min or less.
My go-to meal is chick burgers, skillet potatoes, and a nice green salad with ranch. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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It may sound crazy but we love Trader Joe’s spinach and artichoke dip. So I take that and some precooked chicken that I chop up, heat it up, scoop out the inside of a loaf of Italian bread, fill it with the chicken-spinach artichoke mix and bake it for about 15 minutes just until it’s all heated and the bread is crunchy. We actually had this last night for dinner. Love it. And I love the sound of your pizza. That is going on my dinner rotation next week.
On busy nights, I try to keep it simple and healthy. We usually go for a salad, baked salmon (with a little Dijon mustard and marmalade mix smeared on top) and a baked potato. It’s filling, yummy and rather nutritious!
Baked rigatoni with cheesy garlic bread.
I like to make a pasta dish with tossed veggies on a busy night.
My favorite is pasta marinara
Marinated chicken and a nice salad
Tacos or sloppy joes
Spaghetti or tacos but this looks delicious!
Hidden Valley Ranch crispy chicken is my favorite recipe it is so yummy.
I like making pot roast in the crockpot.
Now that’s just indulgent. Yum!
My go-to meal for busy nights has always been chicken or shrimp stir fry. It is healthy and can be made in under 25 minutes.
Our favorite go-to meal is bean slop (a casserole of ground beef, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, and baked beans).
My go to busy night meal is chicken alfredo! I use grilled chicken strips that have been cooked and just boil my noodles. I make the sauce homemade but it is so fast and easy! I usually make garlic bread to go with it! Fast, easy, and delicious!
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My favorite “go-to” meal is one pan baked Ziti for busy nights.
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My go to meal is vegetable pasta with tomato sauce.
I tweeted https://twitter.com/miainthewoods/status/669690870380101632
We love Pizza in my house and my kids love my Pizza burgers. They are so easy to make and we have it with my Chicken Pasta salad, or we have pizza and salad!
My go to quick meal is Tuna/Ranch/Cheese Pasta salad
Our go-to meal is lasagna, I usually have some ready to go in the freezer and only takes a little time to heat through.
Probably baked ziti or something else Italian. This looks so good!
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We are a pizza making family and your pizza will definitely be on the menu soon! Our favorite go to menu on busy nights is pasta, its so quick and easy to throw together.
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A pizza sounds yummy.
my to go meal will be pasta or taco!
I love to make homemade buffalo chicken sandwiches! I saute chicken and then dump on hot sauce! Yum!
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Chicken stir-fry — our whole family loves it!
I would use the dressing to make a marinade for some chicken breasts.
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I love to do spaghetti and meatballs with already cooked meatballs that are frozen, from Costco!
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my favorite “go-to” meal on the weeknights is the creamy mushroom pasta. easy and delicious.
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taco salad is our go to quick meal
Im a macaroni and cheese man! lol
Burritos are a great busy night meal. We stuff them with whatever is in house!
On busy nights, I put my rice cooker to work: Right in the pot, I soften some chopped onion in oil, then add the raw rice, sliced turkey kielbasa or leftover chicken, whatever veggies I have on hand or in the freezer (carrots, broccoli, spinach, etc.), and some water or stock. Push the button, and that’s it! In less than an hour, I have an easy one-pot meal that I don’t have to watch or stir.
I tweeted about your quick and yummy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza and the Hidden Valley giveaway:
I go with spaghetti with meat sauce.
My favorite meal for busy nights in spaghetti.
I LIKE SIMPLE TUNA & RANCH SANDWICHES!
I want to try this recipe it looks delicious! I usually add it to a pasta salad.
Chicken salad sandwiches are our “quickie” meal. You know what? It would be GREAT with ranch seasoning!
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My go to meal on busy nights is usually a frozen pizza into the oven and ready in a half hour. I also throw together a quick salad.
My favorite “go-to” meal is for busy nights is a Southwestern Burger with Hidden Valley Original Ranch and veggies.
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I love to make spaghetti with meatballs and veggies (frozen !) !
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manwich is our go to recipe
My go to meal is tacos.
My favorite go to meal is chicken rice and broccoli casserole the kids love it and it is quick!
My go to quick meal is spicy mac n cheese with sausage casserole.
We like grabbing some pizza when we have a busy night.
I like cheesy hot dogs for quick and fun meal
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My go to is chicken fingers with Hidden Valley.
I always have a couple of frozen pizzas on hand for really busy, or lazy hahaha, nights!
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definitely the breaded ranch chicken- fairly quick & delicious!
grill chicken salad
lasagna or spaghetti are go to meals for busy nights
I like making tacos.
I make a real good macaroni/ham salad which calls for both ranch and mayo in it. Quick, easy and delicious!
My favorite “go-to” meal for busy nights is chicken enchiladas in the crock pot.
My favorite go to meal is white chili with French bread.
Two fried eggs and an avocado with seasoning is my go-to meal.
Tacos are our go-to meal for busy nights. They’re so easy to throw together and everyone can customize them how they like.
If I know in advance that my day will be very busy I’ll rely on my slow cooker but it it’s unexpected, then I rely on my freezer. I keep a supply of cooked meats and sauces so I can cook some pasta and have a meal on the table in no time.
Spaghetti and meatballs is my go to meal. I always have a batch of meatballs in the freezer.
I like to make Sweet Potato hash. It’s fast and ready to serve in 30 minutes or less, plus it’s a complete one-pot meal.
Usually grilled cheese or scrambled eggs on those nights we’re in a rush. Thanks so much