Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza

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Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza is an easy dinner recipe with the best sauce! Ranch dressing is mixed with the pizza sauce and topped with extra cheese and bacon. It’s the perfect easy weeknight meal!

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When Jordan was younger, we had four dinners in constant rotation at our house: pizza, grilled cheese, cheese quesadillas, and cheeseburgers. Did you catch the theme? Girl loves her cheese just like her mom!

I got really good at changing those four things up to keep things feeling “new” and one of the easiest to change up. The variations are endless, and one we could all agree was great is this bacon ranch French bread pizza.

Cheesy Bacon French Bread Pizza with Ranch

I mean, it’s bacon and ranch on pizza! That’s already a winner, but it’s also so easy to make you don’t have to wait for the weekend to try it. With a few shortcuts, this cheesy French bread pizza is totally doable on a weeknight.

If you’re one of those people who like to dip your pizza crusts in ranch dressing (we are all guilty at our house), you are going to love the flavors. The pizza sauce and dressing are mixed together before you bake the pizza. Of course, feel free to add a little more ranch on the side for dipping. – no judgment here!

It’s cheesy, bacon-y, and all about the ranch flavor. If you’re looking for a way to switch up pizza night, this is a recipe to try.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Crusty French Bread: You can also use sourdough bread.

Ranch Dressing: I used Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch Classic Ranch dressing.

Pizza Sauce: You mix pizza sauce with the ranch for a yummy sauce. Use my homemade pizza sauce or buy a store bought.

Cheese: Shredded cheese cheddar or mozzarella or a mix – your choice. TIP: shred it yourself for best melting results.

Bacon: Cook it and then crumble it.

Sliced green onions: For garnish

Slices of cheesy bacon ranch french bread pizza on wooden cutting board

How to Make French Bread Pizza with Ranch

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise through the center, so you have two long pieces. Place them cut side up on the cookie sheet.
  3. Combine the dressing and pizza sauce in a small bowl. Top the bread with the sauce, sprinkle the cheese over the top and then add the bacon and onions.
  4. Bake the bacon pizza for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Slice the pizza into pieces and serve them hot.

How to Store French Bread Pizza

I think this pizza with ranch dressing is best when it’s made, but leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.

How to Make French Bread Pizza Not Soggy

The best tip for making non-soggy French bread pizza is to take it easy on the sauce. Don’t layer on too much otherwise, it will soak through the bread. My recipe has the perfect amount, so it turns out perfectly!

Variations

Protein: Feel free to add chicken, pepperoni, salami, or even cooked ground sausage if you want to add more flavor.

Cheese: I love cheddar cheese on this pizza, but shredded mozzarella or provolone would work great, too. Or, do a mix of different kinds of cheese.

Garnishes: Serve the hot bacon ranch pizza with more sliced green onions on top or sprinkle some chopped parsley or grated Parmesan cheese over the top. This bacon ranch French bread pizza is a crunchy, gooey cheesy pizza with the tang of ranch in every bite! It’s so easy to make you’ll want it in your dinner rotation – enjoy!

Slices of cheesy bacon ranch french bread pizza on wooden cutting board

Other Easy Weeknight Meals Perfect for the Whole Family

Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza

Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza – this easy dinner recipe combines ranch with PIZZA! Ranch is mixed with pizza sauce and topped with extra cheese and bacon. The perfect weeknight meal!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 10 -12 servings
Serving Size 1 Slice of pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 about 12.5 ounces loaf French Bread or Sourdough Bread
  • cup Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch Classic Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 4 cups shredded cheese cheddar or mozzarella or a mix
  • 6 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 green onions sliced small, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Slice loaf of bread horizontally. Place two halves face up on the cookie sheet.
  • Stir together ranch dressing and pizza sauce in a small bowl. Coat each bread half with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon, then onions.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately. May be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days, but best the day it’s made.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Slice of pizza | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 748mg | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pizza
Slices of cheesy bacon ranch french bread pizza on wooden cutting board with recipe title on top of image

This Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza is family-friendly and super easy to make. With a few shortcuts, this cheesy French bread pizza with ranch is totally doable on a weeknight.

This post was originally sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch in 2017 and updated in 2022.

Best Ranch Dressing

I always think it’s important to use good quality ingredients when making a simple meal. Whenever I buy ranch dressing, I always reach for Hidden Valley® because it’s the one we like best. Have you heard about the NEW Hidden Valley Simply Ranch? It’s new and is made with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. It’s made with real ingredients like buttermilk, garlic, onion, herbs and spices, all with that classic creamy ranch taste. There are three flavors of Simply Ranch: Original ClassicCucumber Basil, and Chili Lime. I can’t wait to try the Chipotle Lime on fish tacos!

Check out your local Walmart to find these new flavors. Do you have a Super Walmart or a Neighborhood Grocery near you? It’s where I do most of my shopping these days (especially with their new grocery pick up service). I got everything I needed to make this French Bread Pizza in one shopping trip!

Last Updated on January 7, 2022

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  1. I made this last night and it was so very nice and easy. Being in Australia, the quantities and ingredients are a little different but I used a whole bbq chicken (chopped) 250g of cream cheese, 1 can of soup ( 420g) a lot of vegies, including sun dried tomatoes, a red chilli and cooked onions and a couple of teaspoons of italian seasoning and put it into individual dishes and covered with puff pastry. Baked 170° f.f for about 30 minutes. It turned out perfect and enough fo 4 big serves.
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  2. This was surprisingly easy and very tasty! Two loaves, split into 4 pieces, fed our family of 6. We made two bacon, one pepperoni, and one ‘meatless’ (veggie crumbles) following the recipe as posted. Will definitely make again. All four kids went back for seconds and thirds. That never happens!! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. We have made this recipe repeatedly at our house since you posted it. Thanks for a fun recipe for our dinner rotation.

  4. When you described Jordan’s reaction to dinner voices, it sounded like you were describing my daughter! I’m sure she would eat this, though. Looks soooo good!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your lighting in these photos is seriously so beautiful and then there is that cheese….my love language!