This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #WhatsYourRanch #CollectiveBiasEveryone knows that college is a time for learning. One of the most important things I learned during my four years of undergrad? Ranch dressing is delicious on things other than salad. Specifically, ranch dressing is the perfect dip for your pizza crusts. I think this is common knowledge now, but back when I was in school this was a whole new world.
Of course that led to other yummy discoveries. Like finding out that french fries dipped in ranch are pretty amazing. If you’re only using ranch to cover up your veggies, you’re definitely missing out.
Hidden Valley Ranch has introduced a bunch of new flavors ready to rock your salads. And pizza crusts. And french fries. They’re also the perfect jumping off point for some easy new recipes, too. You like mashed potatoes, right? Sweet Chili Ranch Potatoes are going to be your new favorite thing.
I just boiled some potatoes and added Hidden Valley Ranch’s new Sweet Chili flavor with a few tablespoons of butter and a dash of cayenne pepper. After mashing, I topped with seasoned bread crumbs and baked until the top was nicely browned. The sweet chili ranch is the perfect little kick to your boring old mashed potatoes. I added about 1/3 cup of dressing to three cups of potatoes, but add more or less to get the desired texture and taste. I didn’t use milk, but you can use it if you’d like to add less ranch for a subtler sweet chili flavor.
- 3 cups boiled potatoes
- ⅓ cup Hidden Valley Ranch in Sweet Chili flavor
- 2 tablespoons butter
- dash of cayenne
- seasoned bread crumbs
- Boil potatoes.
- Mash with Hidden Valley Ranch Sweet Chili dressing and butter.
- Season with cayenne or other seasonings of choice.
- Top with bread crumbs.
- Bake at 350 degrees until top is lightly browned.
But wait…there’s more. I did promise ranch potatoes two ways, right? How about cucumber scallion ranch dip for some homestyle rosemary fries?
Now there’s nothing wrong with dipping your regular french fries in traditional ranch dressing. This is just a slightly fancier version of that. Chop up some scallions or chives-whichever you can get your hands on. I love to use my kitchen shears instead of a knife to do this.
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup Hidden Valley Ranch in Cucumber flavor
- 2 chopped scallions
- Chop scallions.
- Mix with sour cream and Hidden Valley Ranch Cucumber dressing.
- Serve with french fries.
I made some my rosemary fries by boiling some small potatoes for about 15 minutes. I then sliced them into eighths and fried them in a skillet with olive oil and a few sprigs of rosemary. Once they’re nicely browned, just drain and add a little ground sea salt. You can find all of the new Hidden Valley flavors in your local Kroger. Get more fun ideas featuring the new flavors on the What’s Your Ranch social hub and Hidden Valley Ranch website!