Kids Will Eat Anything with Ranch Dressing
If you have picky eaters in your home, you already know the magic a bit of ranch dressing can work on a turned-up nose. Now, try one of our recipes that showcase this favorite.
Two-Step Crunchy Chicken Strips
As directed, this recipe produces plump pieces of yummy cracker-coated chicken in about 20 minutes. For an even speedier version, start with cooked chicken breast strips from the deli case and proceed as directed.
Lone Star BBQ Ribs
Mangoes, oranges, and ranch dressing provide a tantalizing cover-up for super-healthy broccoli.
Terrific Tortellini Salad
Mmmm dogie, you won't believe the magic that's in this marinade. But here's a warning: Although the sauce might not seem hot at first, it'll sure sneak up on you! Dip the ribs in ranch dressing to cool them down.
Swimming Tuna Sandwiches
Bright-colored vegetables lurking among cheese-filled tortellini and ranch dressing transform even picky eaters into vegetable eaters.
Champion Chicken Pockets
Zippy ranch dressing and three other ready-to-go ingredients come together in this protein-packed sandwich that will keep "starving" kids going until after school.
Low-fat yogurt and ranch salad dressing top cold chicken salad hiding in a pita half. This sandwich is a surefire brown bag winner.
Star Bright Sandwiches
A basic BLT sandwich gets easier when you toast the bread instead of grilling it -- and tastier when you substitute ranch dressing for mayonnaise.
BLT in a Bowl
A gooey ham-and-cheese filling is topped with ranch dressing before being tucked away into a star-shaped roll. You can bake these kid-pleasers in advance and freeze them.
Five-Spice Chicken Wings
It doesn't get much better than this: savory bacon, crisp lettuce, and succulent tomatoes all covered in creamy ranch dressing.
Creamy Ranch Chicken
Five-spice powder is a blend often used in Asian cooking, but we've used it to dress up these chicken wings with two yummy variations plus ranch dressing for dipping sauce.
Wheelie Ham Salad
This kid-pleasing chicken entree features noodles, bacon, and ranch dressing mix.
Smashed Veggie-Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup
Pop a wheelie at the dinner table! Serve up this pasta salad loaded with summer zucchini, savory ham, and juicy tomatoes, all coated in crowd-favorite ranch dressing.
Low-Cal Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
What kid wouldn't want to eat a "smashed" sandwich with ranch dressing? The sandwich and chunky tomato soup make a powerful lunch duo.
Fresh Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole
Substitute ranch dressing for the blue cheese dip and serve with crisp celery sticks and lots of napkins.
Spiced Chicken Thighs and Bean Salad
A toasty whole-grain topper replaces the traditional fried onion rings to keep fat and sodium in check. Ranch dressing mix gives the dish some zip.
Ranch Pork Roast
For an even quicker chicken dish, replace the green beans and edamame with 6 to 8 cups coarsely torn romaine lettuce. Toss with dressing and serve.
Confetti Potato Salad
This is no ordinary roast with potatoes. Made with a tangy, creamy sauce of cream cheese seasoned with ranch dressing, this one-dish meal stands in a category all its own.
Remember this slimmed-down salad when fresh green beans are at their peak. You'll love that the reduced-calorie ranch salad dressing helps make the salad only 108 calories per serving. Your family will love the creamy taste of ranch.
Tangy Thyme Fish
Take the plunge with carrots, celery, green pepper strips, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber rounds. They're all yummy with ranch dressing dip.
The flavorful sauce drizzled over this fast-to-fix fish gets its punch from savory thyme and ranch salad dressing. Serve with steamed or grilled green and yellow summer squash.