Homemade Ranch Dressing + Pizza = Homegating Heaven

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Pizza and ranch. In our house, it’s as classic of a combo as peanut butter & jelly. Chip and Dale. Salt and pepper. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. 

You get the picture. 

We’ve always planned for pizza night to happen in our house at least once per week but, now that football season is in full swing, I have a feeling that it’s going to happen a lot more often. 

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There isn’t a national football team representing our great state of Hawaii so we don’t have the opportunity to attend any games in person however this leaves plenty of Sundays open for us to cheer on our favorite teams with some good old-fashioned homegating.

What is homegating, you ask? You know…all the goodness of tailgating before a game…just done at home. No worries about weather conditions, lack of bathrooms, or nap space for your kids. PLUS you have access to your kitchen. Which means instead of grilling up the same game day food every week, you can serve yummy alternatives like Red Baron pizzas. With homemade ranch dressing of course (because there is no better pair, remember?)

Homemade ranch dressing is SO delicious and a lot easier to make than you probably think. You start off with a base mixture of dry ingredients (pepper, garlic salt, dried onion and dill weed), add them to a combo of fresh ingredients (buttermilk, sour cream, lemon juice, mayonnaise and fresh parsley), give it a stir and you’re done!

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy. (HA – see what I did there?!)

Anyways, back to homegating. Your homemade ranch dressing is sitting in the fridge, patiently waiting for it’s chance to wow your family and friends so it’s time to prepare the pizza. You could stick to the homemade route OR you could stay on the quick and easy train and pop a few Red Baron pizzas in the oven. Which one are you going to choose? I vote quick and easy, especially when the big game is about to start. 

I know you are thinking why on earth, if I’m trying to “wow” my guests, would I serve frozen pizzas? I would be too…if I hadn’t tried Red Baron pizzas. Seriously guys, these pizzas are delicious. The people over at Red Baron have perfected their crust game in a way that I simply haven’t been able to yet — it’s crispy, consistent and oh-so satisfying. One bite of any of their pizzas and I’m sure your family and friends will be asking for more. 

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You can pick up a few Red Baron pizzas the next time you find yourself at Walmart (which I highly suggest doing before the next big game). They are located in the frozen goods aisle of the grocery section. While you are there, make sure to pick up an Edwards Pie to share with the fans of the winning team. Because victory is sweet. So is pie. (Get it? Man, I’m on a roll today) The Edwards Pies are also located in the frozen section and will keep your homegating prep nice and easy – all you have to do is thaw and serve!

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When you are shopping, keep an eye out for the Red Baron products that have the on-package promo materials for the Tailgate at Your Place Sweepstakes. Our friends at Red Baron are giving away over $100,000 in prizes – including checks, shopping sprees and 6 months of free pizza PLUS there are a bunch of instant win prizes that are up for grabs. 

Which Red Baron pizza are you going to pick up for the next big game?

Homemade Ranch Dressing
Creamy, fresh, delicious homemade ranch dressing
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DRY INGREDIENTS
  1. 1/4 cup black pepper
  2. 1/2 cup garlic salt
  3. 3/4 cup dried onion
  4. 2 TB dill weed
  5. WET/FRESH INGREDIENTS
  6. 1 cup mayonnaise
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 3/4 cup sour cream
  9. 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  10. juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in glass jar, replace lid and shake to combine.
  2. Add mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream to medium sized bowl. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add 1 TB of dry mixture to wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  4. Add juice of 1 lemon to wet ingredients, followed by chopped parsley. Stir until combined.
  5. Place dressing into storage container and store in refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Together, these dry ingredients will make a lot of extra ranch dressing mix. Store it in an air-tight container for future batches of ranch dressing, sprinkle it on chicken before cooking or gift some to a friend!
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pot roast pizza

Seeing how much of the country is freezing this week, I’m willing to bet that the general crockpot population (yep, that’s a thing) is feeling the love. If you find yourself with any leftover pot roast, then I have just the recipe for you.

Heck, it was so good even if you don’t have leftover pot roast you should probably just make one now so you can make this pizza.

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In our household, a good crockpot meal will last for days. But (much to my husband’s dismay) I get tired of eating the same thing for days at a time. I’m really trying to get better at this. So re-purposing our meals is key.

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Last Friday morning I was preparing dough for our weekly pizza night and I remembered that we had leftover pot roast. 

It was sitting in the outside fridge and I could basically hear it crying out to me:

“Don’t forget me!”

“Ditch the pizza, use me up!”

“Alex will be so disappointed if you let me go bad”

Talk about a guilt trip. 

I couldn’t ignore the pot roast, but didn’t want to break tradition. So I put the pot roast on the pizza. Problem solved. 

Pot roast + gouda + parmesan + onion + arugula = pot roast pizza.

No one was mad. 

Pot Roast Pizza
A unique, delicious pizza using leftover crockpot pot roast
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. pizza dough (homemade or prepared)
  2. favorite pizza sauce
  3. freshly grated gouda cheese
  4. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  5. leftover pot roast
  6. 2 TB red wine
  7. 1 onion
  8. 2 TB butter
  9. 1 tsp brown sugar
  10. arugula
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 425F
  2. shred leftover pot roast and add to skillet over low heat
  3. add red wine to skillet and allow to simmer
  4. chop onion into small pieces
  5. add butter to small pan over low heat
  6. once butter is melted, add onion and dust with brown sugar
  7. stir onion mixture until onions have caramelized and are fragrant. remove from heat.
  8. line a cutting board with paper towels
  9. remove pot roast from heat and transfer meat to paper towels to drain excess moisture
  10. roll out dough on floured surface into desired shape
  11. layer pizza with sauce, pot roast, onion and cheese as desired
  12. bake in preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes
  13. once cooled, add arugula to top of pizza
  14. slice, serve and enjoy
Notes
  1. Baking times may vary due to oven and/or dough thickness. Check on pizza intermittently to avoid burning.
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byrd food: turkey burger pizza

I love turkey burgers. And turkey burgers love me. At least, I’m guessing that’s what they would say if they could talk. Kind of a weird thing to think about, yea? Even weirder way to start off this blog post. I’m sorry. Blame my seriously sleep-deprived mom brain.

ANYWAYS.

I had a serious hankering for a turkey burger last week but it was Friday. And in the Byrd household, Fridays are for pizza. And beer. (can’t forget the beer) So I did a little bit of Googling and came across this recipe.

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sweetbabyjesus it was delicious.

Ground turkey in Worcestershire sauce (I swear that’s the secret to any good burger). Onions caramelized in butter. Cheese. Onions caramelized in butter. Homemade dough. Onions caramelized in butter. And did I mention onions caramelized in butter?!

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Do yourself a favor and make this pizza immediately. Or come over to my house so I have an excuse to make it again.

turkey burger pizza
Serves 4
Favorite turkey burger mix, but on a pizza. Hello, yum!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 pound ground turkey
  2. 1/2 red onion, chopped
  3. 1 TB crushed garlic
  4. 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
  5. 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  6. salt and pepper
  7. pizza dough
  8. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  9. tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. in a small pan, caramelize the onion in a mixture of olive oil and butter
  3. in a skillet, brown the ground turkey
  4. add garlic, onion, Worcestershire and parsley to turkey mixture, warm for 1 minute, then remove from heat
  5. on a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to desired thickness and shape
  6. spread the tomato sauce evenly onto the dough
  7. dress your pizza with turkey mixture and cheese
  8. slide your pizza into the oven and bake approximately 15 minutes
  9. remove pizza from oven and allow to cool slightly
  10. top with chopped parsley, slice and enjoy!
Notes
  1. keep an eye on your pie! baking times will vary depending on your oven and cooking method (pizza stone, baking sheet, etc)
Adapted from Bev Cooks
Adapted from Bev Cooks
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