Creamy Ranch Dressing

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Delicious and creamy homemade ranch dressing that is packed full of flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comBeing a food blogger has me in the kitchen way more than I used to be and I love it! One of the many reasons I love being a blogger is all the new recipes I get to try, and also experimenting and creating recipes I normally wouldn’t make. For instance, homemade ranch dressing.

 This was the first time I attempted homemade ranch, without the handy little dry-mix packet, and I was blown away at how good it tasted! It was such a cinch to make, and it felt good serving it to my family knowing how much healthier it is than the stuff in the packet.

 We are ranch dressing snobs at our house. We literally eat it with everything. I’m sure a lot of you can relate, so that gives you all the more reason to try this recipe! It really is fantastic. This dry mix recipe below makes enough dressing for 3 batches. Just keep it in a sealed container, and when you’re ready to make some more ranch, it’ll be sitting in your cupboard just waiting for you 🙂

Delicious and creamy homemade ranch dressing that is packed full of flavor.

Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix

Author Holly


  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed


  • Stir all the ingredients together in a small container. Seal with a lid and store in a cool dry place. (Your spice cupboard!)


Yields: 6 Tablespoons dry mix.



Creamy Ranch Dressing
Author: Holly
  • 2 Tablespoons dry ranch seasoning mix (recipe above)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  1. Stir together the dry ranch mix, mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream and lemon juice with a whisk, in a large pitcher or sealable container, until combined.
  2. Chill dressing in the fridge at least 2 hours before serving. Stays fresh in the fridge for 1 week.




Recipe adapted from: One Good Thing by Jillee

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13 thoughts on “Creamy Ranch Dressing

  1. I could not wait to try this when I saw it yesterday! I made a batch today and we really liked it! My husband couldn’t believe I made my own ranch dressing! thank u for another great recipe!

  2. The best best best ranch I’ve ever had. You nailed it on the head with this one. One more reason I love your blog!

  3. Not one recipe I’ve made of yours has disappointed, this one included. I never thought id make my own dry ranch mix and with the help of you it was so easy. I had all of the dried spices in my cupboard. not only will I make this ranch again and again, I will use the dry mix on tons of other recipes. Thank you Holly for your wonderful blog!

      1. Looks great! Is there a suggestion to do this without mayonnaise? I’m allergic to vinegar which is in mayo. Thanks!

        1. It might seem like overkill, but your could make your own mayonnaise. There are a lot of homemade mayo recipes out there that don’t use vinegar (mine uses lemon juice). I have found that using my own home made mayo makes anything you use it in just that much better.

  4. Is there a typo in the amount of buttermilk? I made this and it is extremely runny. I have added more mayo and sour cream to try and salvage it but it’s not working. Very annoyed I wasted all these ingredients.

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