Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza

Today I am partnering with Marzetti KitchensSM to show you how easy it is to be inspired in the kitchen during dinner time.  This Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza was the perfect meal for a night when we had a busy schedule.

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Every day about 2 o’clock I start to think about dinner.  Now you have to realize I said “think” about dinner.  In our home, my husband makes most of our meals.  He really enjoys cooking, and I am content to do the baking.  But there are those days that I wonder what I could do for dinner to help out.  I think and think and most of the time just come up with one of our usual meals.  There are only so many pots of spaghetti and plates of salad one can consume before being bored with that meal.

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Recently I had the opportunity to check out the Marzetti Kitchens site.   This website allows you to search for recipes by product, type of dish, and cuisine. What a great place to get inspiration for a dinner time meal when you are staring blankly into your refrigerator!    There are a variety of recipes to choose from.  They even have a section for seasonal cooking, and they have great kitchen tips to help out when you are preparing your food.  You are sure to find many recipes for any meal or occasion.

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I had fun browsing all the delicious looking recipes that are shared on the site.  But my attention was immediately drawn to this Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza.  Pizza is one meal that we make almost every single week, and I knew it would be a winner with my family. The recipe was easy to follow, and I was able to prep all the ingredients ahead of time.  This made it so much easier to get the pizza in the oven when my hungry kids got home from practice.

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Using the Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip was a fun and different change from our usual sauce.  I loved the flavor and variety that using these products can add to your family meals.  They take a meal that is just regular and add a fun exciting twist to it. I need all the inspiration I can get for dinner time, so I am looking forward to more great recipes finds from the Marzetti Kitchen site.  My husband is going to be so excited to know that I will actually be taking an interest in dinner time now.

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Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 8 slices

Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza

Using a veggie dip for the sauce on a pizza takes pizza night to a whole new exciting level.

Ingredients

1 refrigerated pizza crust (13.8 oz.)
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup chopped cooked bacon
1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup chopped roma tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Grease a 10x15 inch pan with olive oil. Press the pizza dough onto the pan. Bake at 400* for 8 minutes.
  2. Stir together the chicken, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Spread the veggie dip over the partially baked pizza crust. Sprinkle the chicken, bacon, and onion over the top. Cover the pizza with both cheeses. Sprinkle the olives over the cheese. Bake again for 15-18 minutes.
  3. Remove and cut into squares. Top with shredded lettuce and tomato before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Notes

Adapted from Marzetti Kitchens

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/10/southwest-ranch-chicken-bacon-club-pizza-2/

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Comments

  1. says

    You have SAVED our suppertime, Jocelyn! We eat a lot of chicken around here, but it’s usually with some kind of Oriental sauce and rice or as chicken fajitas or quesadillas. We will gladly add this to our chicken repetoire (but I’m going to put all the olives on the pieces meant for my husband because he’s the only one in the family that really cares for them)!

    Have a great week!
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  2. Mami2jcn says

    My favorite dessert in the world is carrot cake and the apple carrot cake recipe on the Marzetti web site sounds intriguing.

  3. says

    Wow that sounds like such a cool site! I always end up making Easy Mac or some other boring dish when I find myself staring at the fridge lol, so I could def. use some help in that area. And this pizza looks like a fantastic weeknight meal! As if I needed a reason to love pizza more. ;)
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  4. Stephanie Larison says

    This looks so good! I’d like to try the Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups, they’d be perfect for game day.

  5. Susan Christy says

    I have always wanted to make Breakfast Burritos, but never have. This looks like a good, easy recipe. Maybe I’ll make them tomorrow!

  6. Wild Orchid says

    I really want to try the Quick Fix Garlic Toast Pizza.
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  7. Sarah Marshall says

    I would to make the Apple Tartlets! They look delicious and would be a great finger food for holiday parties!

  8. jodi goins says

    oh this look so good! a pizza parlor we have her called charlies (has been a hometown pizza place as long as i can remember and have the best pizza ever) they make a taco pizza that we love! this looks something like that.i think my family love to try this and would love it! the balsamic braised short ribs look very good too.would love to try that on the grill!

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