Homemade Ranch Dressing /Dip

No need to run to the store for a packet of ranch dressing mix. You probably have the ingredients for this homemade ranch dressing /dip right in your kitchen!

Homemade Ranch Dressing /Dip

Homemade Ranch Dressing /Dip

Course Salad Dressing
Servings 4
Calories 85 kcal


  • 3 tbsp dried parsley
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp dried dill weed


  • Combine all ingredients in a tightly sealed container and shake to mix.
  • For the dressing: Combine 1 tsp mix with ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup milk (or buttermilk), 3 tbsp sour cream and 1 ½ tsp lemon juice. 4 servings, 85 calories per serving.  Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • In recipes: Substitute 1 tbsp mix for 1 packet of ranch mix.
Keyword homemade ranch dip, homemade ranch dressing, homemade ranch dressing powder, ranch salad dressing

Did you know?  Ranch dressing was invented by ranch owner Steve Henson and that he named it after his ranch, which was called Hidden Valley?  Check out the fascinating story here!

Suggestion:  Serve this ranch dip with crispy fried green tomatoes or broccoli cheese fritters!

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4 Replies to “Homemade Ranch Dressing /Dip”

  1. I was looking for something exactly like this, fresh and something new for us to try with chips later today. We’re having a movie night with my lady. I wanted to surprise her. And she absolutely loves dips to add to the experience. Plus, there won’t be any fancy chemicals in this one like with most others we can buy in stores. And I think that’s the best bit about it. I really appreciate the recipe.

    Also, I had no idea about the origins of this. I will check that story out. Thank you!!! 🙂

    1. I love making these types of recipes at home for exactly the reason you stated here…you know exactly what’s in it!  I also love the stories behind foods so I hope you enjoy this one.

  2. First things first, I have never had ranch dressing, is it any good? I am always scared to try out new ingredients as I love my comfort zone. Would you recommend it to anyone? I will be sure to try out this recipe.  At first, I want to try one from the shops just to see if I will like it or not. 

    1. Ranch dressing is a favorite in my house and is very popular in the US.  I think it would be a great idea to request a bit of ranch dressing (on the side) the next time you’re in a restaurant to see if you like it.  Let me know!

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