Ashley Kappel Ashley Kappel
February 05, 2016

We can all agree on one thing: Everything is better with Ranch.

What started as a simple obsession with wedge salads has expanded to the Ranchification of just about everything. As you get your game plan ready for the weekend, we wanted to give you 11 more things that are better with Ranch. You can thank us later.

Further proof that you can fry just about anything then serve it with Ranch, Tortellini Tapas is pretty much a guaranteed hit at any tailgate or party. New motto: Fry it, Dunk it, Live it.

What makes barbecue and barbecue sauce better? Ranch. Just to be safe, we're calling for two packets of Ranch seasoning in this Slow-Grilled Pork: One in the barbecue run and one in the sauce. Because twice as much is always twice as good.

This easy noodle dish has all our favorite food groups: Butter, Sour Cream, Cheese, and Ranch. Cook noodles, add white ingredients, and serve Ranch Noodles for your two best friends. Can you say date night?

Ranch Roast Chicken wins the award for most obvious name for a simple recipe. Coat the chicken pieces in Ranch mix, roast, and serve.

Any recipe that calls for adding additional buttermilk when you reheat it is a winner in our book. No Ranch mix needed here; these Ranch Mashed Potatoes are all natural.

We knew we loved the Editors of Cooking Light, but when they brought us Bacon, Ranch, and Chicken Mac and Cheese, we pretty much wept with joy. This insane recipe is light? Heck yeah, it is!

When you want to go healthy, swap out traditional chips for Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Chips. Then add Ranch, because life is all about balance.

For less than $1 per serving you can make Ranch Potato Salad that actually tastes good for eight of your friends. Plus, bragging rights for making your own Ranch, naturally.

BBQ in a Blanket is pretty much what we want to be buried with when we die. Jumbo biscuits snuggle pulled pork with a blanket of creamy Ranch sauce. Welcome to heaven on earth.

Why let kettle corn have all the fun? Serve a one-bite BBQ-Ranch Popcorn treat as a gourmet appetizer this weekend. Because nothing says gourmet like Ranch.

Some might consider it blasphemy to top Crab Cakes with Ranch. We consider it prize worthy.

What else can you Ranch? You name it, we'll Ranch it.

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