We LOVE Doritos in all forms — even the creepy Halloween ones. But we know everyone’s fave flave is still the throwback Cool Ranch Doritos that never fail to satisfy, with just the right blend of cheesy-peppery-garlicky goodness. Since *Cool Ranch* first launched as a flavor in a buttermilk salad dressing by Hidden Valley Ranch back in 1949, it’s been a go-to of foodies everywhere. Toss it in anything from yummy bar foods to game-day queso dips to every night casserole dishes and it’s guaranteed to take the flavor quotient up a notch. Here are 17 mouthwatering ranch recipes you haven’t tasted yet.

1. Barbecue Chickpea Socca Salad Pizza With Vegan Ranch: This healthy socca salad pizza has all the satisfying yum of a BBQ-ranch pizza, but it’s healthy. Take that, you takeout cravings! (via Loveleaf Co.)

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2. Battered Cheese: These cheese curds fried in a delicate tempura are like gooey little pillows of yumminess. But it’s the drizzle of buttermilk ranch dressing that makes them a flavor bomb. (via Little Rusted Ladle)

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3. Easy Garlic Cheese Bombs Recipe: This easy pull-apart bread is just oozing with garlicky ranch-flavored cheese. One bite, and you’re in garlic-bread nirvana. (via Crunchy Creamy Sweet)

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4. Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos: If you thought your Cool Ranch days were over now that you’re a snack-aisle avoiding adult, get ready for a comeback. You can whip up this homemade version using pantry items you probably already have on hand. (via The Cookie Rookie)

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5. Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos: Set aside that same ol’ same ol’ jar of On the Border and instead think creamy, white ranch dressing for a crazy good taco-sauce twist. Bookmark this recipe for your next Taco Tuesday and everyone at the table will be so impressed. (via Creme de la Crumb)

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6. BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls With Asparagus + Ranch Hummus: You’re looking at one giant bowl of good health here. Yummy ranch hummus adds the perfect bit of coolness to temper the cajun BBQ seasonings. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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7. Bacon Ranch Green Beans: You know everyone’s fave green bean casserole made with mystery cans of soup? This recipe is like that, only better. It has all the same French-onion crunchiness you love, without burying the fresh green bean flavor. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

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8. Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwiches: If you love spicy fried chicken, this is your jam. The sour cream ranch sauce brings the heat down just right. (via The Flavor Bender)

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9. Parmesan Ranch Roasted Chickpeas: This one’s for the grazers in the house! When you’ve got perfectly seasoned roasted chickpeas on hand, you’ve got a healthy — and tasty — snack at the ready. (via Jennifer Meyering)

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10. Baked Mississippi Roast Party Sandwiches: This recipe takes everyone’s fave ranch-infused Mississippi pot roast and breaks it down into bite-size sliders. Bring this to your next gathering and you’re sure to be everyone’s BFF. (via Fox Valley Foodie)

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11. Buffalo Chicken Pizza: Light, fluffy pizza dough meets vinegary, spicy Buffalo sauce meets creamy, garlicky ranch sauce. This deep dish pizza is a triple threat. (via PerfectLeeHungry)

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12. Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole: When crispy-crunchy potatoes get covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce, you know you’re in for a taste treat. Just like French fries, you can serve this up as a side dish or enjoy it as a tasty snack. (via Goodie Godmother)

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13. Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatloaf: This bacon-wrapped chicken meatloaf is Paleo and Whole30 compliant. It’s so easy to make and economical, because meatloaf always stretches a food budget. (via The Paleo Running Momma)

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14. One Pot Chipotle Ranch Chicken Pasta: Ranch mix and yogurt combine to make a super-creamy, garlicky sauce that rivals everyone’s fave Alfredo — but without all the fat. This one-pot recipe will be your new go-to on nights when you get home late from work. (via Katie’s Cucina)

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15. Loaded Ranch Mashed Potatoes: Oh, em, gee — it’s everyone’s fave mashed taters all dressed up with ranch seasonings, cheese and bacon. Few dishes are so easy to make and yet SOOOOOO very satisfying. (via Food Lovin’ Family)

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16. Bacon Ranch and White Cheddar Pizza With New York Style Crust: This thin-crust pizza reheats so well the next day, you may want to double up the batch. Leftovers = lifesaver, amiright? (via Gringalicious)

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17. Buffalo Chicken Sliders: These sliders are the ultimate party food for your next sports event or TV viewing party. The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled for large-batch oven-tray cooking. PAR-TAY people for the win! (via A Flavor Journal)

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