Secret Recipe Club: Bacon Ranch Chicken Pizza

It's the beginning of a new month which means it's time for another edition of The Secret Recipe Club. This month my assignment was Edesia's Notebook written by Lesa, a mid-western wife and mom with two very precious little girls. I was immediately drawn to Lesa's blog just from the title because Edesia is the name of the Roman goddess of food. (I love Greek and Roman mythology!)

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!


  1. Great pick for the SRC Leslie, I'm not surprised the boys ate their veggies right up.

  2. Oh Leslie! Yum! I love Lesa's blog, she has such great recipes! This pizza looks AMAZING!! You made it beautiful!

  3. Well, this looks wonderful! Mmm, pizza. I'm intrigued by the beer pizza dough, why haven't I tried something like that before?

  4. I love every single ingredient here, and absolutely love making pizza! Can't wait to add this to our pizza rotation. And such beautiful pictures!

  5. Great choice, Leslie! This pizza won me $500 in a recipe contest, so it's now known as "$500 Pizza" at my house! Glad your family enjoyed it!

  6. Lesa, this pizza is definitely worthy of the title "$500 Pizza"! This pizza has earned a place in our regular pizza rotation. :D

  7. You will LOVE the beer pizza dough! Pizza & beer go together like bread & butter, peanut butter & jelly, and every other classic foodie combination. :D

  8. Neither am I! And now I'm wondering what other veggies I can add to this pizza for the boys to eat.

  9. Thank you, Nicole! I'm a new fan to Lesa's blog and her delicious recipes.

  10. This sounds fantastic- great choice! I had so much fun perusing your blog for secret recipe club and discovering a new and delicious margarita :)

  11. Pizza is truly the best! Thank goodness for it's invention....what would we ever do without!?! Beautiful job on your pizza :-) Thank you once again for your help with the linky code! You saved me!!! :-)

  12. What a delicious looking pizza - I can almost taste it from here. Love that chopping board too!

  13. Man does this pizza ever look good. Great choice!

  14. Hi Leslie,
    Thanks so much for sharing your menu plans!! I love getting new ideas for comida and bonus points if I can find ALL the ingredients here (Navojoa Sonora) jajaja. Also thanks for adding your agua, I have not tried to serve tea to my husband but I think I might. Who knows he may be a fan. And I currently have a WHOLE head of cauliflower in my fridge bought in the hopes of making cauliflower crust pizza but I opted for portobellos because they were easier. Soooo I just might have to make that soup, it all looks so fabulous!