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what to do with leftover homemade ranch sauce?

smile81 Jun 21, 2010 04:40 PM

Made some tasty ranch sauce for dipping quesadillas-wondering about other ideas for the leftover sauce?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: smile81 Jun 21, 2010 04:43 PM

    Ever hear of french fries? Them things and ranch dressing were made for each other.

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      smile81 RE: smile81 Jun 21, 2010 04:50 PM

      ----guess I was wondering more about how to incorporate it in a main course for dinner

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        ipsedixit RE: smile81 Jun 21, 2010 04:54 PM

        I suppose you could do a "white sauce" lasagna, mix it into potato salad, or use it in a casserole.

        I still think french fries and ranch dressing were made for each other ... and I could easily eat a plateful of that as a main course for dinner.

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        katecm RE: smile81 Jun 22, 2010 10:04 AM

        I'm thinking of turkey sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches or burgers, with the ranch, bacon, avocado, tomatoes. It won't be the basis of a dinner, but it would use it up and highlight it well.

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          boyzoma RE: katecm Jun 22, 2010 12:29 PM

          If you've ever seen a Burger King sign, think Chicken Bacon Ranch burger or Subway's Chicken Bacon Ranch Sub. Both would be easy to make.

        2. jeniyo RE: smile81 Jun 22, 2010 10:48 AM

          ranch chicken pizza.

          can you share your ranch dressing recipe?

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            melpy RE: jeniyo Jun 22, 2010 11:39 AM

            ditto about the pizza

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              smile81 RE: jeniyo Jun 22, 2010 12:22 PM

              sure, but mostly we made it up as we went
              this recipe was the inspiration but we mainly used it for the buttermilk-mayo ratio
              we seasoned with, fresh garlic, granulated garlic, a bit of fresh lemon juice, lots of good chives and fresh ground black pepper


            2. gansu girl RE: smile81 Jun 22, 2010 11:25 AM

              Dress a salad? Maybe it's too thick, but a big dinner salad w/a protein and lots of chopped veggies can be great w/ranch dressing . . . I also sometimes mix ranch dressing w/salsa and use this for a Tex-Mex sorta dinner salad (think grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, etc. etc. - crushed tortilla chips, maybe?).


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                dct RE: smile81 Jun 22, 2010 12:37 PM

                Use it to make twice baked potatoes. An old roommate of mine finally told me years later why her twice-baked potatoes were better than mine: she slipped in some ranch! With some steamed broccoli on the side, this is one of my favorite comfort meals.

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