Only a handful of ingredients + about 1 minute is all you need to make your own made-from-scratch ranch dressing. Use it over salads, as a dip, or in any recipe that calls for ranch dressing! This stuff is so easy & delicious!
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you have seen a few of ‘the best….’ posts come up.
I know the term ‘the best’ has some high expectations and I promise that these recipes live up to it. I only refer to something as ‘the best’ when it completely replaces the store bought version for me. This homemade ranch dressing is the newest addition and literally takes 2 minutes (at the most) to mix together, and it has so much more flavor than any brand you will buy in the store.
If you keep these items on hand it is also really cheap. I always have sour cream, mayo, buttermilk (if not I use the easy substitute… see below), and the spices stocked in my kitchen —> I buy those big jars of spices at Costco. Much cheaper and they last forever!
Whip up this homemade ranch dressing and use it as a salad dressing, as a veggie dip (perfect for Thanksgiving), or as a spread. I like to use it for my kids’ ham & cheese sandwiches as well.
This gets thicker as it sits in the fridge. Not too thick for our liking, but if it is, just add a few drops of milk or buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency.
Buttermilk substitute: pour 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and then fill the rest of the way with milk.
You can use low-fat sour cream and/or buttermilk but I would use the full-fat mayo. If you use all low-fat ingredients, keep in mind that the final dressing will not be as thick, rich, & creamy.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until combined well.
- If dressing is too thick, add a small splash of buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Use right away or keep in the fridge.
As I was making this dressing the other night I realized my onion powder was expired….. 3 years ago!! Not sure why I had never noticed that before?!?!
Have a great Monday everyone! I will be posting one more new recipe tomorrow and then I will take a break for Thanksgiving. Plus, my kids are out of school, and they are ultra demanding and attention hogs 🙂 It’s a good thing I love them!
You will need a whisk, mixing bowl, and of course measuring spoons
I have these exact same colorful measuring spoons and I love them! So bright & colorful.