About once or twice a year I get a craving for bacon chicken ranch pizza. I make it with a little chopped fresh spinach and also have a great big garden salad on the side. Of course this sauce is great for veggie pizzas too as well as others and makes a great dipping sauce for bread sticks, veggies, etc.
See my post “All About Making Homemade Pizza” for pizza tips and a great pizza crust recipe. If looking for a vegan cheese version there is a link on that post to many great vegan cheese recipes.
You can use homemade chicken or drained canned chicken and fry the bacon crispy and crumble it up.
Instead of regular tomato based sauce, this needs a creamy ranch dressing based sauce and the way I make it is pretty simple.
Soften the cream cheese at room temperature.
Mix, whisk, blend or process the Parmesan and cream cheese with ranch dressing and seasonings to taste.
If you want the sauce thinner add more ranch dressing and if you want it thicker add more cream cheese. It will thin a bit with baking but it will thicken back up as it cools a bit afterwards.
Spread on crust, sprinkle with mozzarella and chopped spinach then top with chicken and bacon crumbles. Sprinkle with a bit more mozzarella and bake until bubbly and hot and crust golden brown.
Bacon Chicken Ranch Pizza and Sauce
Easy and quick creamy ranch pizza sauce.
- 1 cup ranch dressing (homemade or purchased)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1/4 tsp dill weed or to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder or to taste
- 1 to 2 tsp onion powder or to taste
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper or to taste
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Mix, whisk, blend, or process ingredients together.
To make chicken bacon ranch pizza: spread the above pizza sauce on crust, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and chopped fresh spinach, add layer of crispy bacon crumbles and chicken, sprinkle a bit more mozzarella on top. Quantities are up to personal preference. Bake until hot and bubbly and crust golden brown.