May 04, 2007

Ranch Chicken Pizza

This is another family favorite that I've been making since the spring of 2002. My family goes through about a gallon of Ranch Dressing a month. Seriously. And ONLY the home-mixed kind. The bottled ranch dressing just taste so.... fake? Horrible? Gross? So I buy the Hidden Valley Ranch mix (not a generic brand nor even the kind they sell at Costco... yuck!) in the large round canister that is the 128 serving size. Use that kind for this pizza and you will not be disappointed. It's so incredibly amazing if you like ranch, chicken and bacon.

Ranch Chicken Pizza

1 pizza crust, either store bought or homemade
If using homemade, only prebake it about 3/4 done then top it and return to cook fully

1 - 1.5 c ranch dressing
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 c chicken, cooked and diced
1/2 medium onion, chopped or sliced
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (or use store bought REAL bacon pieces, like hormel)
1 tomato, sliced or diced
2 c cheese, a mixture of provolone and mozzarella is nice

Spread the crust with the ranch dressing all the way to the edge. Top with the toppings and bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and it just starts to brown. If you are using a homemade crust, only partially pre-bake it so you can top it and return it to the oven for about 12-15 minutes to finish baking. Print Friendly and PDF