Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade ranch dressing is so easy and delicious that you’ll never go back to buying the premade stuff again. Just a few basic ingredients stand between you and the best salad dressing or dip ever!

homemade ranch dressing being poured from a glass jar onto a waiting salad

I am a major ranch dressing fan.

So are my boys.

We put it on everything- salad, pizza, sandwiches, fries, pickles….

I’d drink it if it weren’t frowned upon.

It’s just the perfect salad dressing with it’s fresh, creamy flavor and makes EVERYTHING taste better.

homemade ranch dressing shown in a small glass decanter in front of a glass bowl filled with salad

Ingredients

For this easy dressing you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise– Go for real, full fat mayo and not mayonnaise style dressing.
  • Sour cream– Again, the full fat will taste better than the reduced fat.
  • Buttermilk– Don’t substitute regular milk. The buttermilk gives ranch its classic tang.
  • Seasonings– Dried parsley, dill weed, dried chives, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper.

a white whisk shown mixing together homemade ranch dressing in a glass bowl

How to Make

This is one of those recipes that’s so easy to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making your own all along.

All you do is whisk all the mayo, sour cream and buttermilk together until well combined in a mixing bowl.

a four image collage showing the seasoning blend and ranch dressing being combined step by step

When the base of the dressing is ready to go, whisk the seasoning in well.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

homemade ranch dressing being poured from a glass jar onto a waiting salad

How long does homemade ranch dressing last?

If you use fresh buttermilk and sour cream and keep it properly stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this dressing should last for up to 2 weeks.

You’ll probably use it up sooner than that though because it’s so yummy on everything!

Serving suggestions

I love to use ranch dressing on any salad, and in many.

My favorite salads to use this with are:

It’s also fantastic to dip fried chicken or potato wedges into and as a dip for veggies.

homemade ranch dressing shown in a small glass decanter in front of a glass bowl filled with salad

Other Homemade Dressings and Condiments You Might Like

Homemade ranch dressing is so good, you’ll never go back to buying the bottled stuff again!

Make it the next time you run out of dressing and enjoy!

Looking for other homemade dressings and condiments?

Try these:

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homemade ranch dressing being poured from a glass jar onto a waiting salad

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade ranch dressing is so easy and delicious that you'll never go back to buying the premade stuff again. Just a few basic ingredients stand between you and the best salad dressing or dip ever!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 644kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk into a medium mixing bowl and whisk well until combined.
  • Add seasonings and whisk well.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 2142mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2668IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1mg

 

One thought on “Homemade Ranch Dressing

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing flavor and texture. Beautiful color. Winner.
    My husband avoids creamy dressings and loved this.
    Tried it three ways: Poured over a bowl of sliced cucumbers.
    Chef’s Salad. Fave: baby spinach, sliced rotisserie chicken, garden fresh tomato. Meal in a bowl.
    Made with whole milk buttermilk, Duke’s full fat mayonnaise, parsley, dill weed, pepper. A few substitutions:
    for sour cream- whole milk Greek yogurt
    for garlic salt- clove of garlic
    for dried chives & onion powder- Penzey’s JUSTICE: ground shallots, garlic, white onion, green peppercorns, chives, green onion.

    Delicious! Thank you.

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