Make the best Ranch you will ever taste with this Dry Mix Ranch Dressing Recipe. Below is the complete recipe tutorial!
In our house, Ranch is its own food group, and I have to admit that I am a bit of a ranch snob.
I love ranch and eat it on just about anything and everything but if the ranch isn't good, I will pass on that salad or vegetable completely.
There is no way that I am not the only ranch snob in this world, so below is the BEST ranch recipe you will ever try!
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Ingredients For Ranch Dry Mix:
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- Black Pepper ¼ C
- Parsley Flakes 1 ½ C
- Garlic Salt ½ C
- Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp
- Granulated Garlic ¼ C
- Granulated Onion ¾ C
- Dill Weed 2 Tbsp
I bought most of the spices in the bulk section of my grocery store. I love buying spices in bulk because they are so inexpensive. I spent about $2.50 for all of the spices. I love it!
Dry Mix Ranch Recipe:
The easiest way I found is to add all of the ingredients to a quart size mason jar. Shake to combine. Makes about 3 ½ cups of dry mix
Screw the lid on tight, and simply shake the jar to combine and mix all of the spices.
It's that easy. The dry ranch mix is complete. Makes about 3 ½ cups of dry mix
Ingredients For Ranch Dressing:
- 1 Tablespoon dry ranch mix
- 1 Cup mayonnaise
- 1 Cup buttermilk
- ¾ Cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
Best Homemade Ranch Dressing:
The dressing will thicken in the refrigerator. Makes 3 cups.
Add the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until nice and creamy.
Pour the dressing into a pourable bottle to store in the fridge. I use a Rubbermaid 1 quart bottle, it works perfectly.
For dinner the next night we made homemade Chicken Nuggets (another family favorite). This Ranch is the perfect dipping sauce and dinner was a huge success!
I have had several people ask about the expiration date. I would suggest going off the buttermilk expiration date. As for the dry mix, spices don't go bad, but they can lose their potency.
Don't need 3 ½ cups of dry ranch mix? I also have a Smaller Portion Recipe for Best Homemade Ranch.
And if you make this Ranch, please share a photo! We'd love to see it.
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You are definitely making me hungry this morning. Glad you found a great go-to recipe. Thanks for sharing at our party today.
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker
This looks absolutely delicious! Thrifty, and gluten free, too!
I will have to try this--looks tasty!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
Looks great! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday.
Hubby and I were just talking about making more salad dressings from scratch. This is definitely going in the too try pile.:)
Hi there! Visiting from Flour Me With Love. So happy I dropped in. I'm a total ranch-a-holic. I can't wait to make this. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with all of us. I would like to invite you to our Fabulous Friday link party. Starts on Friday & goes through Thursday. If you can make it I'd love to have you. Have a great week!
What can you use for dill, I am out
You could just leave the dill out of the recipe.
Our Pinteresting Family
I can't wait to try this out! Megan
So glad I found this! We go through ranch dressing like crazy in our house. Have a great day!
Looks delicious! Following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!
Love it ... can't wait to try this!
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love
We love ranch too, I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
We are ranch fanatics at our house. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday 🙂
I've never made homemade ranch, but I think I may have to give it a try. Just pinned this for future reference. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays. Rachel
Thanks so much for linking up at Scrumptious Sunday! Have a great evening 🙂
Hi Katie! Happy to let you know that your recipe is one of my featured picks for this week! Have a great weekend!
micki @ ADD housewife
I am also a total ranch snob. I prefer Marzetti's. How does it compare to that? BTW: new follower from project queen!
Just to be sure, is it GARLIC SALT or garlic powder? Thanks, DD
Yes, it is Garlic Salt. Thanks!
How much of the dry mix recipe does it take to equal the dry mix in the packets???????
A packet of ranch has 2 Tablespoons of mix, so you can use this ranch mix instead of a ranch packet. Great question, Mary! Thanks!
Small Town Cinderella
How long should it last?
I don't know exactly this is my first time making it. But the dry mix nearly filled a mason jar and it only take 2 Tbsp so I figure it will last quite a while.
This ranch mix is the "BEST" I made it and now i make it all the time. I will never buy ranch dressing in the store ever again.
I have a recipe that calls for the powdered ranch packets, do you think I can just use this? I don't like that the store ranch packets use MSG. Thanks! can't wait to try it!
I have used this seasoning mix instead of the packet with a couple recipes and I think it works out just fine. I stick to the 2 Tbsp. I hope you have good luck with it too!
I have the same question as stated above (How long does it last?) with a twist...I'd like to know how long it lasts once the dry mix is mixed with the wet ingredients...We have just a little bit left from our first batch (kids loved it)...the buttermilk I used would have been the first to expire...should I go by that date or does it not matter? Thanks.
I don't know how long the mix would be good for. We use ranch seasoning a lot so I don't worry about it going bad before we can use it all. As for the ranch once it is made I would go by the date on the buttermilk.
Homemade ranch has a shelf life of 5 days. I made it where I used to work.
We have an egg allergy in my house, do you think Greek yogurt could be substituted for the mayo?
I have heard of substituting Yogurt for mayo before but I have never tried it with this particular recipe so I can't say 100% yes but I don't see why it wouldn't work. I say try it and I would love to here if it worked!
I would sub yogurt for sour cream, try a vegan mayo (no dairy, etc.)
Greek yogurt and milk can also be used. try just Greek yogurt for a fat free ranch dip!
The Zaugg family
i just made this. and I must say its pretty good. thanks for the recipe.
Can u substitute milk for the buttermilk?
You could always try but the buttermilk really helps with the creaminess. With only milk it may be a little watery.
You canadd lemon juice to milk to make "buttermilk "
I tried it with a "buttermilk substitute" recipe (lemon juice and milk) because all the buttermilk from the store expire so quickly...it tastes just as good, it's just really thin. I'm going to try making it with half and half to see if it gives it a thicker/similar feel while keeping the same taste as the buttermilk...
Thanks for the tip Jenny.
Uhm.. this is AMAZING!I love ranch, but once you've had the good stuff it's hard to have the tangy, not very creamy stuff from the bottle. And it's hard to spend that much on ranch mix, the good kind (;
I love this! I wasn't sure it would be very good, I mean it's basic, simple ingredients but it is DELICIOUS! I've given out the recipe to everyone at work after they've tried it.
I've also subbed it for ranch mix in recipes (like cheddar bacon ranch pasta, etc.) and it works great!
Thank you so much for sharing!
You are welcome! I am so glad that you like it!
My family eats a lot of ranch, so I will give this recipe a try. My family has certain ones they will eat so I will see if they like this one.
I love the creaminess of the finished product. However, I think it is a bit heavy on the dill weed. I'm cutting it down to 2 tsp. in the mix.
Can i ask ,what is granulated garlic? I'm assuming granulated onion is dehydrated onion?
I found it in the bulk section at my grocery store. I think it is pretty much the same as garlic powder just a little bit more coarse. If you can't find it I would substitute garlic powder. Thanks!
What is granulated onion and granulated garlic? I assume "powder"? Anxious to try this recipe!
This recipe is super yummy. I used minced garlic and chopped dehydrated onions. Also I read someone was gonna shorten the amount of dill cause it sounded like to much. I was thinking the same thing and I was even thinking the lemon juice would make it to tangy but I decided to first make it the original way I read it. Well I was wrong this is a awesome recipe and I wouldn't change a thing.
We are a family of 2. How can I cut the finished prouduct down. Your recipe makes a huge portion, it would last us a year! Recipe sounds wonderful. I could keep the dry ingredience for a long time.
I found your recipe for ranch dressing on pintrest and made it this morning, and I can say it is ah-maz-ing. I am going to blog about it and leave a link to your page 🙂
This recipe sounds great, I can't wait to try it on my kiddo and see if she notices that it's not Hidden Valley 🙂 A tip for funneling it into a milk jug; cut a 20oz soda bottle in half and use the end with the lid (lid removed of course) to funnel thick liquids. the opening is bigger and it allows thick liquids to flow more freely 🙂 Works great for pancake batter made ahead too!
Is the "T" in your ingredient amount teaspoon or tablespoon??
Universal recipe rule, Capital T is Tablespoon, lowercase t is teaspoon
Universal rule is really capitol T is tablespoon, tsp. Is teaspoon because it's too easy to misread someone's T vs. t or assume they never make a typo. Always tsp.
I have several recipes that use the Dry Hidden Valley Ranch Mix...One is for a cheeseball, another is for the marrinated oyster crackers..Have you tried anything like that with this mix???
I have used the dry mix in other recipes and I have never had a problem with it.
Made this today,taste great. Good with fresh veggies.
Thanks for sharing.
Awesome! I spent 20 minutes reading all the ranch bottles at the store today an the dry mixes and couldn't get any of them because of MSG so this is fantastic!!!!
How long will this last in the fridge?
I would say to go by the date on the container of Buttermilk. But honestly one batch of this Ranch doesn't last longer then 2 weeks in this house so no worries there. 🙂
I will have to make this since my child lovesssss ranch with everything!
I just made this ranch today, was a little scared to try it but it is soo good. I am curious how long the ranch lasta in the fridge?
I would say to go by the date on the container of Buttermilk. But honestly one batch of this Ranch doesn't last longer then 2 weeks in this house so no worries there. 🙂
I made this today and LOVED it! I used small mason
Jars and my daughter has already eaten half of one with some carrots! I loved t so much I decided to make another batch to give as gifts with the recipe card and two T of the mix for the recipient to make at a later date!
I have tried many other "ranch" dressings both bottled and homemade and this if by far the best! Thank you!
Came across this recipe on Pinterest...I made it today and it is fantastic! I don't think it really needs to chill as I thought it was great just freshly made. This is a keeper!
The "original" ranch mix for milk contains buttermilk powder (available at Walmart). I believe it also contains ground thyme.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! I came across it on Pinterest. We are a family of 2 and I didn't need quite that much dry mix made up so I made the recipe smaller. I also made it a lighter version. I wasn't sure how it would turn out using the light ingredients but it was amazing...and this is coming from a RANCH SNOB! Here is the smaller quantities for those asking:
1/2 TBS Black Pepper
2 1/2 TBS Parsley Flakes
1 TBS Garlic Salt
3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 TBS Garlic Powder(didn't have granulated but this works fine)
1 1/2 TBS onion powder(didn't have granulated but his works fine)
3/4 tsp Dill Weed
Mix 1 TBS dry mix with:
1 cup light mayo
1 cup cultured low fat buttermilk
3/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 tsp lemon juice
I just made the recipe as first stated, but I don't think we'll be able to finish it in time ( we are a family of two as well ).Thank you so much Amanda for doing the math for me.
Yes, thank you!! I didn't want to commit to making the full recipe off the bat and your recipe is perfect - delicious & just the right amount for 2 people! Thanks!
When you say mayo... Do you mean Helmans or miracle whip
I mean like Hellmans Mayonnaise, but you can also use the generic Mayonnaise and it is still really yummy. But thanks for the question!
I saw your recipe pinned on Pinterest! I made it, LOVED IT, and posted about it on my blog:
THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION! What a wonderful recipe!
Hello again! I FINALLY managed to add your button to my blog post! Hurray!
Also, so far my kids love this recipe! I mixed some up for a gluten free friend and she was so excited! I shared some mix with her and also the recipe!
This recipe is like paying it forward with food! I love it!
oh my goodness oh my goodness!!!!!! I am a huuuuge Hidden Valley ranch fa, but first off, I am lactose intolerant which means the dried buttermilk in it is a no-go, and I live in the UK so my only feasible ways of obtaining ranch powder are a. get my sister in law to bring it back when she visits family in the states or b. order it online. you've not just made my day, you've made my whole WEEK!!!!!
How long will this be good for? 🙂
Go by the date on the buttermilk.
You can also switch out the sour cream for plain greek yogurt!!
My kids are soooo picky about *only* Hidden Valley - but I am inspired! I'm going to give this a try and see if I can convince them it's better. Wish me luck! 🙂 ~Erika~
I would love to hear what they think!
Put it in an old HV Ranch bottle, they'll never know!
If I can't find the granulated garlic or onion. If I use the powdered versions what amount of each should I use or would it just be the same? We love good ranch and I can't wait to try this recipe:) Celeste
I'm really curious to try this, because the *only* ranch I like is the semi-homemade Hidden Valley Ranch (the dry seasoning dressing packet mixed with mayo and I use plain milk instead of buttermilk). Wondering how it compares to HVR packet-made. I wonder why HVR pre-made ranch in the bottle doesn't taste as good as the semi-homemade stuff!
The packets of HV have a powdered buttermilk additive to make their product more sellable...meaning, it keeps people from having to buy buttermilk when most people have regular milk in the house. The only time I buy buttermilk is when I make fried chicken, so I get why they do that. When I tried this dressing, I had enough to make myself and my sister a jar - so I recommend making one for a friend or family member unless you go thru that much dressing, or you use buttermilk often. I suspect the needed preservatives, lack of fresh ingredients and mass production alter the taste :/
This receipe sounds so yummy! I worry about how long it last in the fridge?
Go by the expiration date of the buttermilk.
Made this mix. In my personal opinion, I definitely recommend blending it in a spice grinder otherwise the dill and parsley sit on top and you don't get an even blend of spices. It's worth trying. It tastes different than Hidden Valley, but it is just as tasty and worth the value! Very fresh tasting dressing...although I make 1/4 of the serving at a time...which still makes a 12 ounce mason jar of dressing!!! That's plenty for my small family 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
How long does it keep after you make it?
This is WONDERFUL!! I love good ranch dressing, but hate all the bottled stuff at the grocery store!! BLEH!! This dressing is fabulous!! I now eat ranch on everything... dunk chips, veggies, sandwiches... have even poured it over pork chops and rice!! I wonder what additions could made to make other variations; for example, I LOVE Litehouse brand jalepeno ranch dressing. So, need to play with how much jalepeno, taco seasoning, green onions, etc. to add to come close to that flavor.
Thanks for sharing this recipe and totally changing my life!! 🙂
This is not truly homemade unless you make the mayonnaise from scratch. Now THAT would be amazing!
That is easy. It takes me a few minutes to make mayo from scratch.
Haven't tried this recipe yet but saw someone comment on wanting to make it truly homemade by making homemade Mayo: Homemade Mayo is super simple! Just mix 1 cup of light tasting Olive Oil (or any oil really, but the stronger the oil the more it tastes like pure oil), 1 egg, about 1 tbls of lime juice (or more for flavor), 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Mix it all with an immersion blender (or mix by hand for about 30 minutes) and VOILA! Instant Mayonnaise! The ONLY downside is that homemade mayo is a thinner consistency than the jar stuff but this could probably be solved with some gelatin... This recipe looks great and I can't wait to try it!
Can i use the dry mix in place of Hidden Valley packets? If so, how much should i use in the recipe? Thank you!
2 TBSP of dry mix equals one packet of Ranch Mix for most other recipes
J. Paige Edwards
I've tried lots of homemade ranch recipes and until some ground thyme is added in it might taste good, but never quite right. Try adding a tsp of ground thyme to the mix (usually just a dash to make a cup of dressing so I am totally guessing for a dry mix) and it will take something this good and push it over the top!
I made this mix a couple months ago and forgot to bookmark the page. So glad I found it again! I hate bottled ranch, but this stuff is awesome! I've actually been using the dry mix with sour cream for baked potatoes, and my new favorite is to add it to a mashed avocado and use it as a spread for a veggie wrap. I've also made a chicken salad with mashed avocado and the dry mix. This stuff is so versatile and is now one of my favorites!
We have been eating "real" foods for over a year now. cutting out highly processed foods. Dropped 50 points on my cholesterol YEA! The hardest to give up is the Hidden Valley ranch dressing and flavored creamer. I have tried many ranch recipes, but nothing was close to hidden valley. This is by far the best. YUMMY!!! Thank you so much. I found it on Pinterest. Now off to find a great flavor creamer recipe
Found this recipe on Pinterest, going to try it SOON. LOVE LOVE LOVE ranch dressing on just about everything. If it's as good as everyone is saying I will be making this and giving it to the girls at work for Christams with a little container so they can make a few more batches themselves, can't wait! Thank you for posting 🙂 Milette
Made it and love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great idea. I can't wait to try it. I think I will make up some of the mix and gift it in 1/2 pint jars with the recipe for mixing it up.
Love homemade recipes, thanks for sharing! I found your link on the crafty linkup on Marigolds Loft!
Wow, I didn't even know I could make my own Ranch mix. I'm going to pin this & give it a try. Thanks so much!
Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust
I am going to try this, I have been using the Hidden Valley packets to make low fat low cal using fatfree greek yogurt and skim milk and it is really good, so this is a big plus to be able to save money on the packets.
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I received a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from an american friend once and I loved it, so thank you very much for this recipe - I will definitely be using it!!
Thank you so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursdays over the last week.
Congrats - This was one of the most viewed posts from the collection, and as such I will be featuring you tomorrow in this weeks Linky Party!
I do hope you will be joining in this week again 🙂
Wow- so simple and way better for you without all of the additives in store bought dressings! I'm definitely going to try this recipe, so thanks for sharing!
Jess @ Clean Lean Mommy Machine
Yum! We go through ranch like crazy in this house! I love this recipe and pinned it for later!
Tried this recipe and it was very good. Thank you so much for posting this. Pam
I'm definitely going to try this recipe; we go through so much Ranch dressing, and I'd love to make it homemade. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday! Featuring you in this week's issue.
I just posted this on Facebook and pinned it!!! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!
Have a totally awesome day!!!
Put some coriander, fresh or dried!!!
Everyone keeps on asking how long can u keep in the fridge....... Pepl don't forget how long original store bought ranch stays first on the shelf and then in the fridge
My daughter loves the flavor of ranch but is allergic to eggs so no mayo. Can I use just sour cream or is there something else I can sub for the mayo?
I use plain yogurt as a sub for mayo 🙂
Kayla, Nic, Paige, Ellie and Maddy
Made it! LOVE it! Im also going by the expiration on the buttermilk...I wondering if you can freeze it??
Not sure if you ever found your answer, but I freeze 1 to 2 cups in a quart bag (laid flat) and thaw overnight in the fridge. Give it a quick stir and you're good to go!
Once I mix the dry ingredients with the wet, how long will the dressing last? I ask because the buttermilk has an expiration date of only a couple of weeks.
Its like the store bought kind.....thanks im really happy wih it....specially my kids
Does the "T" stand for tsp or tbs?
I can't wait to try this. We LOVE Ranch Dressing.
I have tried SO many homemade ranch mix recipes, and have never found anything as good as the store-bought packet that we like. SO, i was hesitant but hopeful to try this one. . . I even halved te dry mix in case it was another fail. BUT!!!! This is it!!! This is SO good! It has no weird after taste, and actually tastes even better than the packets- more like a really great restaurant ranch! Thanks so much! I stumbled upon your blog searching for this recipe, and I'm excited to check it out more:)
My family loves this and they love ranch on everything!! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. I will be blogging it this week to share as well. 🙂
This is by far the best thing i have found on pinterest! Delish, and money saving, and the recipe is spot on for flavor.
I look forward to trying it. I have a person in my house that does not eat eggs, so I'll be experimenting with yogurt and/or vegan mayo (I ;like the idea of getting some yogurt in). I've been doing mason jar salads for lunches and going through a LOT of dressing- something to make it cheaper and better is a blessing.
I am a bit confused about the garlic salt. I dont think i can find it easily here (europe). I could substitute it with salt and garlic powder? Or is there another ingredient in garlic salt? What is the ratio salt-garlic? Thanks!
Just mix three parts salt to one part garlic powder to create garlic salt. Then, store it in an air-tight container until you need it. Very easy!
This dressing is delicious! I will never buy ranch dressing again. I'll be posting my review on my blog soon with credit to you. Thanks for sharing!
I have to tell you that I've tried SO many ranch dressings, both dry mixes and fresh ingredients put together. We love Hidden Valley Ranch, and nothing tasted quite as good. But, THIS recipe is awesome! We love it, and there's no junk in it! I think that it definitely needs to sit a while before eating, but it's so good and I always have the ingredients in my pantry and fridge! Thanks!
Thank you so much! I am so glad that you like it!
This sounds great & yummy! My grandkids can't have dairy. How would or could YOU make this with substitutes?
I am sorry Vickie, but I have no idea what you could use to substitute the dairy.
I dislike buttermilk ranch, can regular milk be substituted?
I have never tried it with regular ranch but I would love to hear how it turns out!
I have been making my own Thousand Island dressing and my own concoction that I like to call Hunny's Sauce, but I've never been able to pull this dressing off. I'm so glad you decided to share with the rest of us. Happy cooking, and bountiful eats.
How long does something like that last with the buttermilk and the sour cream? We don't eat a ton of ranch. I'd probably 1/4 the recipe.
hows this recipe compared to Hidden Valley?
I am not a big fan of Hidden Valley so I think this recipe tastes WAY better then HV.
This ranch is SO much better! I used to really like Hidden Valley ranch (in the bottle and also making it from the packet) but it doesn't even begin to compare with this. I've made it several times, and also have used the dry mix in other recipes that ranch mix is called for in.
I've also found that it freezes very well! I put 1-2 cups into a quart bag and freeze it flat. Thaws overnight in the fridge and just needs a quick stir. We don't use ranch more than once or twice a week, so I freeze that amount we'd use each week in separate bags and thaw as needed. 🙂
This sounds wonderful! I'm going to make some soon!
I just pinned it I already know it's going to be great.
Just found you/this recipe. I'm going to make it right after I stop pinning stuff! LOL! I've been looking for a dry mix for ranch dressing, and am anxious to try yours. I have a canister of dried buttermilk in the fridge (seldom buy/use regular buttermilk). Since I live alone, will be making this in smaller quantities, as needed. Also will experiment with using a bit less salt. Thanks for sharing this!
Ranch is just buttermilk dressing.
I blended a little in my magic bullet, and it made it mix so much better. Mmmmm! Love this recipe!
I went into this recipe thinking it would fail on me, but when I finally tasted it, I was blown away. This is the best ranch I have ever eaten. I will never be able to go back to store bought. It's just that good.
This is now a staple in my pantry. It's excellent. I sometime add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and love it. Thanks for a new favorite recipe.
I am so glad that you love it! I will have to try it with the Parmesan cheese!
We are a family of 8 so this in "bulk" was just up our alley. I made this today and I think they ate half of it with their lunch! So delish! Will defiantly be making this again and no need for buying ranch ever again! They said it tastes more like "Runza's Ranch" A Midwest fast food restaurant that has the best Ranch! 🙂 Thanks!
Is there anything I could use in place of dill? Really really hate dill.
I don't think you would need a substitute, you could just take it out all together.
Can I use garlic and onion powder instead of granulated garlic and onion?
It's definitely worth the try. I have never used that substiution but I don't why it wouldn't work.
Can you please share the smaller portion recipe?
Here is the link for the smaller portion ranch recipe http://thecraftyblogstalker.com/smaller-portion-best-homemade-ranch/
This recipe is amazing!!! I added a little bit of chives to my mix! Almost as good as hidden valley!
I have to say that this is the only ranch dressing I will have in my house. Thank you for the recipe. I also wanted to let you know that it is great as a rub on chicken that you plan to smoke. I have tried many meat rubs when smoking.....Hubby and I were looking for something a little different and I looked in the cupboard and there was the mason jar of dressing mix. I coated the chicken with it dry, we put it on to smoke...OMG!! They turned out SO good!! This is what I am making for dinner tonight! It is very good!!! Thank you for the recipe!
I have used it as a rub before but never when smoking. Oh, that sounds so good! I am going to have to try that! I am so glad you like the recipe, thank you for stopping by and letting me know.
From one ranch snob to another, thank you for posting this recipe! It's awesome. Know any tricks to make it thicker workout changing the flavor? This was very pour-able but would also like it more like a dip consistency.
For a thicker dip consistency, add 2 Tablespoons of dry ranch mix to 2 cups sour cream -> Easy Peasy!
Fiona - Coombe Mill
A great idea to have the dry ingredients ready to go. I do something similar with yogurt instead of mayo
Fiona - Coombe Mill
I could eat this with most things too
Wow!! You just made my day.
I live in sweden & I can't find good ranch here.
I will give this a try!! ?
I am so glad I could help Gabriella! I hope you like it!
I have been wondering what I did with this recipe. I'm glad it popped up one my Facebook page again. I couldn't find for some time. It popped up on Facebook with my older post to share again. This time I will save it on Pinterest. I plan on making it. I like all the ingredients that are listed for this recipe. Only thing I have to make it Non-Dairy. I can make the buttermilk with lactose free milk and I found a non-dairy sour cream that tastes delicious.
I am so glad you were able to find the recipe again Cecilia!
I love homemade things like this! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!
You're welcome, Debra! I am so glad that you like my ranch recipe!
What brand of Mayo do you use? Also, do you use regular buttermilk or the low-fat buttermilk? In the area that I live, I can not find regular buttermilk, I found Bulgarian buttermilk, not sure if this is the same as regular.
Hi, Kimberly! I generally use the generic mayo so I believe that would be Kroger or Sam's Choice. As for the buttermilk, I buy Meadow Gold Low Fat. I'm not sure on the Bulgarian buttermilk either. I say give it a try!
Love this recipe. Make it all the time. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome! We make it all the time too! 🙂
So glad I found this recipe! It is wonderful! Quick question, is there a way to make it thinner?
Hi Jessica, to make it thinner you can add just a little bit of water or extra buttermilk to the recipe.
This is the best ranch recipe I've every tried. We love it! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! I am so glad you love it! ❤️