We all have that one friend that orders a side of ranch at every restaurant you go to. I'm that friend. You might roll your eyes at them (and me), but maybe it's time to start listening to us folks and add this amazing dressing to more parts of your life. Here's a list of 17 foods that just would not be the same without ranch. 

1. French Fries

french fries, salt, ketchup, potato, chips, fish and chips, fries
Amelia Hitchens

If you haven't already been eating French fries with ranch, what have you been doing? Seriously, this is the only way to eat them. Just don't drizzle the ranch on top... That's weird. 

2. Mozzarella Sticks

chicken, meat, fish fingers, mozzarella, vegetable
Isabella Neuberg

Expect to get weird looks from the waiter when you ask for ranch with these. Marinara sauce is the standard dipping sauce, but get both to spice things up a little.  

3. Chicken Wings

chicken, meat, chicken wings, sauce, pork, barbecue, beef
Taylor Wright

Get ready to disown all of your friends who eat wings with blue cheese. Buttermilk ranch is hands down the best dipping sauce for hot wings. The zesty and slightly sour taste of the ranch totally tones down the spice of the buffalo sauce, creating the perfect combination. 

4. Potato Salad

Cut down on the mayonnaise and sour cream to make a little room for the ranch when making this recipe. It will add a garden-y flavor that will make this potato salad a show-stealer side dish at any potluck.

5. Potato Chips

corn, cornflakes, sweet, salt, chips, tortilla chips, cereal
Aakanksha Joshi

I'm not ashamed to say that I've actually eaten this as a full meal before, when Ruffles' Potato Chips and ranch were the only two edible items in my pantry. 

6. Steamed Vegetables

vegetable, tomato, carrot, pepper
Christin Urso

A healthy snack if you're trying to steer away from the starchy side of fries with your hot wings. I personally love to eat steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and celery with buttermilk ranch. Of course, you can always eat them raw and dip them in ranch, too. 

7. Pizza

The ranch-dipped pizza debate is not nearly as heated as the pineapple-on-pizza one, but still controversial nonetheless. Just do it. You won't regret it, trust me! 

8. Loaded Potato Skins 

bacon, cheese, cheddar, egg, pizza
Jennifer Elias

This isn't the first and definitely won't be the last potato-based food in this article. There's just something about the fluffy texture and taste of potatoes that combines so perfectly with ranch. Top that off with bacon and cheese, and you have the perfect plate of drunchies. 

9. Breadsticks

bread, wheat, flour, dough, breadstick, pastry, cereal
Katherine Baker

Next time you're at Olive Garden, ask them for a side of ranch with their bottomless breadsticks. Or just do what I do, and sneak a basket home to eat as a late night snack. 

10. Brussels Sprouts

vegetable, sprouts, brussels sprout
Florence Ma

Brussels sprouts are despised by a lot of people, but they're not as bad as children's television shows make them out to be. All you have to do is add a little ranch. If you still aren't really feeling them, here are more ways to spice up your Brussels sprouts.

11. Popcorn

cereal, wheat, corn, popcorn, rice
Sara Carte

All you need for this DIY ranch-flavored popcorn is microwaveable popcorn and Hidden Valley Ranch Mix. Use the mix as a seasoning once you're done microwaving, and ta-da! Your study snack is complete.

12. Avocado Toast

avocado, vegetable, bread, toast, meat
Anna Lustig

Oh, millennials and their avocado toast. Drizzle a little ranch on your avocado toast to add a zesty layer of flavor. 

#SpoonTip: If you just can't get enough avocado, check out this creamy avocado dressing recipe. Just replace some of the sour cream with your favorite ranch and you'll be all set. 

13. Salad

April Purvis

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they have a little salad on their ranch rather than the other way around? Regardless, I still feel like I'm doing my body a favor when I take a break from the carbs and eat a salad. Can't do it without my trusty ranch, though. 

14. Spaghetti & Meatballs

This one might be a little controversial but hey, it's just like eating pizza with ranch. You have your carbs, tomato-based sauce, and cheese. It's pretty much the same thing. At least your taste buds will think so.

15. Mashed Potatoes

cream, dairy product, milk, mashed potatoes, ravioli, dumpling, dairy, sweet
Helena Lin

Do I even need to explain why you need this in your life? Give this Thanksgiving classic a little makeover and you'll be thanking yourself in no time. 

16. Chicken Nuggets

Stop paying more for extra condiments at McDonald's and just eat your nuggets with homemade ranch instead. 

17. Cheetos

Cheetos, snacks, junkfood
Isioma Oye-Onwuka

Honestly, Cheetos are amazing dipped in anything. Avoid the heavy, bloated feeling you get when you dip your Cheetos in cream cheese and switch it out for low-fat ranch instead. It'll change your life.