Thursday, July 2, 2015

Add a Twist to Ranch with the New Hidden Valley Ranch Flavors! {#FavRanchFlav}

Hidden Valley logo
This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch, in collaboration with DataRank and Walmart, but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

With the way that June flew by in a blink and the knowledge that July will most likely do the same, I'm already mentally thinking about what else I would like to get done before my kids head back to school in two months.

We've done plenty of swimming at the pool, hanging out with friends, playing in the yard, participating in sports and activities, planning upcoming vacations... but the item that I worry will slip past me is having a fun, casual potluck with family, friends and neighbors.

No matter if you're welcoming the folks that have recently moved to the neighborhood or if you're just having your closest pals over for an afternoon of laid-back entertainment and eating, who doesn't love hosting a summer barbeque or potluck?

But as well as lighting up the grill, I'm always on the lookout for ways to use the products and ingredients we already know and love in new and delicious ways. This year, just that is happening now that I have found out that Hidden Valley has released five new additions to their already-beloved Hidden Valley Ranch line!

new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors

That's right! If you're a fan of Ranch (are there people who aren't? I'm a firm believer that everything is made better with the addition of Ranch) then you'll be just as excited as I am to hear that Hidden Valley has debuted new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors to their already-diverse selection:
  • Avocado Ranch
  • Cucumber Ranch
  • Cucumber Ranch (Light)
  • Sweet Chili
  • Roasted Garlic
Yum, right?

While I couldn't wait to try these as a dip or on a salad, I also knew that they would be just the thing to inspire me to whip up something a little more creative for dinner. Again, Ranch + anything = delicious in my book!

First up, it was time to head to Walmart to pick up a bottle or two of Hidden Valley Ranch flavored dressing.

Walmart

Although the condiment section only offered one of the new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors...

salad dressings

...it didn't take me long to discover that there was a full near-endcap display showing off all five!

Hidden Valley Ranch

After agonizing over the decision process (I love avocados but my children do not... garlic is good in just about any dish... hmm... sweet chili sounds unique and tasty...) I opted to try Cucumber Ranch first.

Time to head home to start cooking!

Hidden Valley Ranch Cucumber

Deciding to put a new twist on an old favorite, it was time to pull out fresh summer vegetables and combine them with this tasty dressing and a homemade flatbread pizza crust for Veggie Ranch Pizza.

I love that this recipe is so easy as well as extremely customizable depending on favorite vegetables, what is available depending on the season, and more!

Veggie Ranch Pizza

Ingredients 

1 unbaked pizza crust
1 - 1½ cups Hidden Valley Ranch Cucumber dressing, to taste
½ cup chopped fresh broccoli
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped tomato
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place pizza crust on a pizza pan or baking sheet (and roll out evenly, if necessary).

Spread Hidden Valley Ranch Cucumber dressing evenly on crust to within ½" of edges.

pizza with ranch dressing

Sprinkle 1½ cups mozzarella cheese, followed by vegetables. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.

veggie pizza

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are cooked, cheese is melted, and crust is lightly browned.

veggie pizza recipe

Carrots, cauliflower, onion, meats... the list is endless as to what toppings could be added to this versatile pizza, but the addition of the creamy Hidden Valley Ranch Cucumber gives it a delicious twist!

Or, if you're a bigger fan of avocado or roasted garlic, just pick up a different bottle of these new Hidden Valley dressing flavors and you'll have a whole new meal!

homemade veggie pizza

Ready to give your Ranch an update? Head over to HiddenValley.com to find out more about these delicious new additions (as well as all of the delectable classics) and connect with Hidden Valley on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Then, print out this Hidden Valley Ranch coupon to save some money (who doesn't want to save money?) and head to Walmart!

49 comments:

Rose-Marie said...
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Brenda said...

I think I would also like to try the cucumber ranch first, but the light version. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.

slehan said...

These would sure spice up my salads. Cucumber ranch first.

slehan at juno dot com

Sandra Watts said...

I love the new avocado ranch dressing.

Jerry Marquardt said...

The ranch looks like a great way to help brighten up any salad. Just add a few croutons and you're ready to go.

slehan said...

I want to try the Roasted Garlic on a homemade pizza.

slehan at juno dot com

dlhaley said...

This pizza recipe looks delicious and so easy to make!

Dorothy Teel said...

How neat these are I have tried the cucumber one and it is great used it with a chicken breast and turned out well, would also be good with chicken salad, will be looking for the avocado one nect

Francine said...

I would love to try the Roasted Garlic

rochelle said...

This looks good like to give it a try

Julie Wood said...

I love your Hidden Valley Ranch Pizza recipe, and I am going to try it. It looks easy to make and so delicious. Thanks for the idea!

Pam Gurganus said...

Oh my yum! I love the idea of using the dressing as the sauce on pizza! Thank you for sharing!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

The flavors look so yummy I want to try them all!

David Fultner said...

Well? Ok I have used Ranch for dipping. This might be great/.

slehan said...

I like trying different flavors of dressing on my salads.

slehan at juno dot com

Birdie Bee said...

This veggie pizza looks so awesome. I would love to try all of the new flavors as they sound so yummy!

Courtney B said...

great ideas.


i'm not a huge fan of hidden valley ranch so I like these ideas.. to mix it up a bit

slehan said...

I finally bought the Cucumber Ranch dressing. It's very good.

slehan at juno dot com

sheila ressel said...

That pizza really looks good. I would have never thought to put ranch on the crust instead of tomato sauce but I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like all of the uses that you can use Hidden Valley on, not just salad. It is great while barbecuing as well.

thisisliferemix said...

The avocado ranch sounds so good would love to try it.

Birdie Bee said...

I would love to try all of the flavors. There are so many things I could mix up in the kitchen with these ranch dressings. This veggie pizza looks so yummy.

Denise Low said...

Hidden valley is my favorite dressing. I have not tried all of the new flavors yet.

Vesta Mason said...

I would never have thought to use salad dressing as a "sauce" for pizza,what a great idea! I would have to try the Roasted Garlic first though, since I LOVE garlic! My name on the giveaway form is Joni Mason

Hannah Chase said...

That looks very delicious! Yum.

mom2twogirls82 said...

Wow this looks really yummy, I like the advocado ranch and I think with some chicken and veggies it could be amazing

Shannon said...

I used to make this back in the day and it was really good, thank you for sharing.

Lisa Walker said...

Thanks for the recipe! My family LOVES Hidden Valley Ranch and we are always looking for ideas to include it in our meals!

lana simanovicki said...

my kids put ranch on everything im gonna try it on the pizza looks good

John Heim said...

Those look yummy, especially on the kiddies' plates!

Lisa Brown said...

I love ranch dressing on pizza. It was years ago when a pizza company started putting ranch dressing on chicken pizza, I was hooked after that.

thisisliferemix said...

This looks so yummy. Have to try these!

burgerlady said...

There are a lot of great recipes using Hidden Valley Ranch dressings. It's not just for salads.

Julie Waldron said...

This looks great and would be good for a summer party.

mom2twogirls82 said...

I love Ranch dressing, I put it on almost everything. The avocado ranch is sooooo good!

burgerlady said...

I would love to try the Cucumber dressing.

slehan said...

Here it is November already. I'm having the Avocado ranch on my salad tonight.

rochelle said...

Imlove their product it taste great

Clay Cassin said...

The Cucumber Ranch sounds great! I have never tried these flavors, but I will... Hidden Valley is the best!

rochelle said...

Looking good like to try this

David Fultner said...

I use ranh in many ways.

slehan said...

I still haven't tried the Roasted Garlic dressing. Need to remember to get some.

slehan at juno dot com

Sophia lily said...

Love the ranch pizza idea, why don't more pizza franchises do that? It seems like an obvious idea!

Irene Lirette said...

I LOVE Hidden Valley Ranch! I even eat it on top my pizza!! Yummm...try it! :)

dlhaley said...

This pizza recipe sounds and looks delicious and so easy to make!

Irene Lirette said...

This pizza looks amazing!!! A must try!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I think I would really like this because I dip my pizza in Hidden Valley Ranch ..always!!!

lana simanovicki said...

My kids put hidden valley ranch on everything

tiffany dayton said...

We love Hidden Valley. I t makes everything taste better.