Five ingenious ways to make use of an ingredient that you probably already have on hand.
Add 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning to your favorite waffle batter. Prepare waffles as directed. Serve topped with sautéed veggies; fried chicken and gravy; or a fried egg, chopped bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese.
RANCH ROASTED CARROTS
Toss 1 pound cut-up carrots (or carrot sticks) with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning. Roast at 425°F until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. This works with almost any vegetable that’s suitable for roasting.
Stir 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning into 2 beaten eggs. Prepare as scrambled eggs or use for a 2-egg omelet.
AVOCADO DIP FOR VEGGIES
With a fork, mash together 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning in a small bowl. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons milk to reach desired dipping consistency. Serve with cut-up veggies.
CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA
Stir 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning into 8 ounces softened cream cheese.
Spread on prebaked pizza crust; top with shredded chicken, chopped peppers, and onions. Top with shredded mozzarella or Colby Jack cheese.
Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.