15 Dinners That Start With a Packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
Tangy, creamy, and herby, ranch mix is the perfect secret ingredient to pep up your weeknight dinners. Add extra depth to your chili, improve your breading on baked chicken, or even mix it into buffalo sauce dishes for a classic flavor pairing. Ranch mix is key to these 15 dinners that the whole family will love, so keep an envelope or two of ranch mix on your pantry at all times for flavor inspiration.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing Mix
Ranch mix and taco seasoning mix unite for a flavorful soup that you can easily make in the slow cooker. Serve with your favorite taco toppings on the side.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Bacon and ranch are two foods that are meant to be paired, especially in this pasta salad recipe. It's perfect for potlucks, picnics, or packing for a simple lunch.
Monterey Ranch Chicken Bake
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
"Soooo good," says MISHA77. "It definitely goes on my favorite recipe list."
Chicken Ranch Enchiladas
Cream of chicken soup and sour cream make the creamy base, along with ranch mix, for this hearty casserole.
Zucchini Ranch Meatloaf
Meatloaves are notorious for being mild, but not this version! Shredded zucchini and other veggies add texture, while ranch mix, Worcestershire sauce, and Cheddar cheese add zippy flavor.
Ranch Ham Roll-Ups
Pinwheels don't just make a pretty presentation, they're also an easy make-ahead lunch or dinner.
Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Rice
You only need half a dozen ingredients for this impressive dinner. Pork chops are smothered in a creamy sauce before being served on a mound of ranch-style rice.
Hidden Treasures Ranch Pockets
Recipe creator larkspur says, "This delicious and easy recipe is a great way to get your family to eat more veggies. The filling contains zucchini, carrots, cabbage, red pepper, onions, and garlic, yet still tastes so yummy that even the pickiest eaters gobble them up!"
Hearty Ranch and Bacon Potato Soup
The secret ingredient to this stick-to-your-ribs potato soup is the ranch mix. Finish it off with a layer of bubbly cheese and crispy bacon.
Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Ranch Chicken
Chicken, Buffalo, and ranch mix combine for a flavorful sandwich filling. Tuck into Hawaiian buns for bite-sized serving.
Reviewer Leslie says, "This is the most delicious roast I've ever had. And I'm old. The seasoning is just right. "
Red, White and Blue Burgers
The most patriotic of patties, red onions, blue cheese, and white ranch mix give the burger its unique name. Liz N says, "I thought these were absolutely delicious! I typically don't like burgers, or much beef at all, but the combination of flavors these had was great."
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
"I went exactly by the recipe and this is the best pot roast ever. Very flavorful, just the right amount of seasoning," says Grandma35.
This is one of those magical dishes where the longer it sits, the more delicious it becomes. A tangy coating of ranch mix and Italian dressing adds layers of flavor to the spaghetti and vegetables.