HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

what to do with leftover homemade ranch sauce?

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Ever hear of french fries? Them things and ranch dressing were made for each other.

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

      1 Reply
      1. re: smile81

        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.

      2. 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.

        1 Reply
        1. re: katecm

          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. ranch chicken pizza.

          can you share your ranch dressing recipe?

          2 Replies
            1. re: jeniyo

              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

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            2. 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?).

              GG
              http://www.semisweetonline.com