As usual the kiddies and I looked through Lesa's blog trying to decide which of her mouth-watering recipes to make. Family friendly recipes like Baked Tilapia w/ Spinach & Tomatoes, Tequila Marinated Steak Quesadillas, and Strawberry Caprese Salad were just a few that caught my attention.
Ultimately we chose Lesa's Bacon Ranch Chicken Pizza because who doesn't love pizza? And with ingredients like ranch dressing and bacon, we really couldn't resist. This colorful pizza was a huge hit with everyone, including my suegro (father-in-law) and my boys who usually pick off the veggies I try to sneak on their pizza. I'm pretty sure it was the ranch dressing that got them to eat all their veggies and I'm totally okay with that.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Pizza
(Recipe from Edesia's Notebook)
- 1/2 batch Quick Beer Pizza Dough
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
- 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked
- 3 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cups shredded asadero cheese (or your fave cheese blend)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Generously grease a 15x10-inch baking sheet with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface roll out the pizza dough to fit the baking sheet. Arrange pizza dough on prepared baking sheet.
Spread the ranch dressing on pizza dough. Top with the pieces of cooked chicken, sliced tomatoes, chopped onion, and bell pepper. Crumble the cooked bacon on top of the toppings. Top with the shredded cheese. Bake at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pizza is light golden brown and the cheese has melted completely. Enjoy!