This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Bring on the ranch! How many times have I talked about how ranch is my go-to dip? From chicken to pasta, I’ve used ranch in just about everything. I was so excited to discover that Hidden Valley Ranch comes in a seasoning shaker. This makes it even EASIER to cook with my favorite flavors.
Let’s get to know the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker. It’s a convenient and easy to use item…just sprinkle and serve! Weeknight dinners get an upgrade with this option. To show you just how easy using ranch in your cooking can be, I whipped up ranch pretzels and a macaroni and cheese dish you’re going to love.
To get started with ranch pretzels, you will need ½ cup of butter, a bag of mini pretzels or whole wheat pretzels and five teaspoons of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker.
Simply preheat the oven to 300°F. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Place the pretzels in a shallow roasting pan and drizzle the butter over the pretzels. Toss to coat. Sprinkle Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shake over the pretzels and bake for fifteen minutes. For the full recipe, click here.
You can serve these pretzels for an after-school snack, a movie night treat, or just because. Because they’re amazing!
To make your mac and cheese less boring, just add ranch! For creamy ranch mac and cheese, use two teaspoons of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, elbow pasta, four tablespoons of unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons of flour, three cups of whole milk, and two cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese.
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, and set aside. When the pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Wait for it to foam. Whisk in the flour until smooth and cook for about two to three minutes. Stir in the milk and ranch seasoning and mix! Cook, stirring, until thickened for about five minutes. Fold in the cheese and stir until melted. Add in the cooked pasta, mix, and serve!
As you can see, you can simply add Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker to your kitchen for an upgraded weeknight meal. Appetizers, snacks, dinners…you can do it ALL with this product.
Share what fun and easy ways you’re going to add the ranch flavor you love to your weeknight meals.