The Ultimate Bacon Ranch Recipe Roundup
When smoky, salty bacon meets cool, creamy ranch dressing, they create a flavor combo so transcendently good it deserves to be its own food group. Here are 15 of our favorite bacon + ranch dressing recipes that prove the point.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Bloomin' Onion
Recipe creator Julie Hubert describes this as "a homemade fried blooming onion loaded with Cheddar cheese, bacon, and chicken in this crowd-pleasing appetizer served with ranch dressing." To which we say, yes, please.
You're Bacon-Me Crazy
An entire pound of bacon goes into this easy make-ahead bacon ranch dip. Is that crazy or what? (No, not crazy at all.)
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls
This buttery, savory, cheesy pull-apart bread will have them licking their fingers and begging for more.
"Super delicious! Made this with individual rolls. My whole family loved them. A super hearty snack, awesome appetizer, or a great offering for a brunch." —Eve Rice
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
If you want to make sure you never have to bring leftovers home from a potluck, make this top-rated pasta salad (it takes less than 30 minutes to prep) and watch it disappear.
"I've been making this salad for a while and just got around to writing a review," says LISSALU. "Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe!"
Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers
"This recipe was delicious," says dmk8991. "Marinating the chicken in ranch made it very moist and tender and the bacon was a prefect complement."
Broccoli Bacon Ranch Tots
"These were very good," says Yoly. "I liked the combination of the bacon and the ranch dressing. I did not dip them in anything because I thought the flavors were just right."
Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
"Simple, easy, and delicious!" says Jillian. "I love red potato salads and when you combine bacon and ranch—what's not to love? I always leave the skins on for red potato salads for a little bit of added color and flavor."
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
Reviewers went a couple of different ways with this recipe: They either made it as is and formed it into a ball, or they thinned it with a bit of sour cream until they could scoop it up like a dip. Which way would you go with it?
Ranch, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta Salad
Reviewers recommend letting this pasta salad chill overnight to let the flavors bloom. Lisa says, "We were pleasantly surprised with the flavors in this! I used radiatore pasta and didn't measure the ranch. Very easy and tasty!"
Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs
"Made two dozen and they didn't last long at all. Way better than your basic mustard/mayo," says Ohiosttbuckeye. "The only thing I did differently was to dice up real bacon and fry it up making my own bacon bits instead of the bacon bits. Gives it the real homemade taste."
Layers of crumbled cornbread, corn, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, beans, cheese, and ranch-flavored mayo are stacked up to make a hearty party dip. "I take this salad to just about every outing I go to," says bijou. "One woman stood by my pan until I claimed it just so she could get the recipe."
Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Flatbread
Recipe creator tcasa says, "A quick and easy recipe with bacon, tomatoes, and avocados. A great base to add a variety of toppings and get the kids involved in the kitchen. We love making these for lunch and as appetizers with whatever leftovers we have available; chicken, steak, vegetables."
Jalapeno Popper Pizza
"Amazing," says Kelly. "Just like a jalapeño popper except it's pizza. The ranch really gives this flavor."
Bacon Ranch Pea Salad
"Made this for a BBQ this past weekend and it was a huge hit! It was SUPER easy to make and everyone thought it was delicious. It's sure to become a summer BBQ staple at our house!" —STACERG
Anniversary Chicken I
Lorri says, "OMG, this dish is so good! I just couldn't get enough of it. These flavors just complement each other so much. My husband turned his nose up when he heard the ingredients but bowed to me afterward. Everyone needs to try this recipe!"