I’m so excited and I know y’all are going to be so happy too. Why?! Because today, I’m sharing the recipe for the best homemade ranch dressing of all time. I should know, because I love ranch dressing. This isn’t my recipe, but it’s one that has earned a very coveted spot in my favorite recipes binder. You know it’s serious when I preserve a recipe in a sheet protector for all eternity, y’all.
For over 8 years, I searched for a homemade ranch dressing recipe because as you may know, most store-bought ranch is bad news. If you have never checked out the ingredients on the back of a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch or one of those Good Seasons paper packets… you probably should. They may not taste bad, but both are full of crummy artificial ingredients, MSG, and more!
This recipe originally was a dip from my friend, Kate, at Venison for Dinner.
I have adapted it be a homemade ranch dressing. And let me just tell y’all – I have not bought ranch dressing since I started making this recipe. Even people who have told me they don’t like homemade ranch agree that this stuff is amazing. I tried so many recipes, I’ve tried some that are too garlicky or too herby or too oniony…you get the idea! I don’t even like The Pioneer Woman’s ranch dressing – which might be the only recipe of hers I didn’t like! But I really, really like this recipe – it just makes me happy.
One thing to mention…I love homemade ranch dressing, but I don’t like homemade mayonnaise at all.
It never turns out right, doesn’t stay fresh for very long, and the flavor is always a little ehh. We prefer Just Mayo. Friends have told me that Facto-Fermented mayonnaise might keep longer. But I’m hesitant to try again…I cannot even tell you how many batches of homemade mayonnaise I have messed up and I get so frustrated when I waste ingredients!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix (adapted from Venison for Dinner)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of dry ranch mix
- 2 tablespoons milk (until it is as thin as you like)
To make the dressing:
Combine sour cream or greek yogurt with the mayonnaise. Add 2 tablespoons of dry ranch mix and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add in a little milk at a time until the homemade ranch dressing reaches the consistency you like.
What’s your favorite thing to dip in or top with Ranch Dressing?