Homemade Ranch Dressing

Do you guys remember the story about the one time I accused our friend Tim of only liking ranch dressing so people wouldn’t think it was only for me?  No? It went something like this.

We’re at the store buying supplies for a get away weekend, and I go to grab ranch dressing, stating that Tim would not eat vinaigrette, that he was a meat and potatoes, ranch eating man. (ME MAN, ME EAT RANCH.)  It really was a cover up for the fact that wanted ranch dressing.  Fast forward 6 hours at the dinner table, and Tim reaches for the balsamic to dress his salad.  Everyone pans to me, staring sheepishly and knowing that I blamed the ranch on Tim as a cover up.


I then had to admit to the rest of the table that I said Tim would only eat ranch dressing while Tim looked at me with this “Why would you ever say that?” look on his face.  Talk about embarrassing. I turned to him and responded the only way I knew how: “Tim, you couldn’t have just grabbed the ranch to help a sister out? Jeez.”


I learned a lesson that day, and that was to just own it.  I am Whitney.  I am a food blogger. I like pate, champagne, and ranch dressing.  SO SUE ME.  I am someone who prefers to drench their healthy salad in unhealthy dressing. So what? I love ranch so much that I made my own, and I am not kidding you when I say that entire mason jar was gone in one week.


Are you horrified?  Well, I ate it with greens. So that helps… right? Seriously this is such a great dressing, I’ll never buy a bottle again.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

By Whitney, January 13, 2013

Homemade Ranch Dressing

This makes a crap ton, if you're moderate ranch users, feel free to halve the recipe.  It will keep for 1 week in the fridge.



Combine all the dry ingredients and keep in a large ziplock bag or mason jar.  To make the dressing, add 2 tablespoons of the dry mix with the buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped fresh dill and lemon juice.  Mix well and fridge for 6 hours. If you want to use this dry mix to make a thicker ranch dip for crudités, simply 1 tablespoon of the ranch dry mix with 1 cup of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of fresh dill.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

5 Responses to Homemade Ranch Dressing

  1. This certainly looks like it almost might be palatable. In Texas, people nearly drink the vile stuff called “ranch dressing”, which always comes from a plastic bottle or jug. Hate it, myself. Worst part is, down here, they think “blue cheese dressing” is made by mixing blue cheese with bottled ranch dressing. Even the wings get polluted with ranch.



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