Friday, January 14, 2011

Homemade Ranch Dressing: Good News for the Tastebuds, Not so Good for the Waistline

Do you love Ranch dressing, but would like to know what's IN your Ranch? You can make your own just about as quickly as you can whip up a batch out of a pre-prepared packet!

Some time back, I posted about my deliverance from my Ranch dressing addiction brought about by an equally yummy homemade olive oil and garlic salad dressing. That was all well and good until recently.

We had baked chicken the other day, which made me really crave some Ranch because I LOVE it for dipping baked chicken in. I decided to look on line and see if there was a recipe for homemade Ranch. I was doubtful, but my husband told me that there was. He follows Hallee Homemaker's blog and had seen it there.

I went and found it and within 10 or 15 minutes, had a cup of the most delicious Ranch Dressing I'd ever tasted! That's how quick and easy it is, and yes that means you don't need fancy ingredients because obviously we already had everything needed!

I couldn't believe it was that simple. Now I'm really happy because if God ever calls us to another country, I can make Ranch Dressing! I've already shared it with one friend living overseas and plan to share it with more. That is so exciting to me. Yay!

 Here's the recipe:

⅓ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
⅓ cup buttermilk (I just use whole milk because that is what we keep around)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried parsley flakes
½ tsp dried dill

Stir it together and store in whatever you please. Chill and serve on whatever you fancy. :)



  1. That looks so yummy! I've been living in England for almost 2 years and desperately missed ranch dressing. But we're moving back home in less than 2 weeks now haha. Wish I'd thought to look for a recipe 2 years ago!!

  2. That's so cool that you've been living in England! I really want to visit there sometime!

  3. Well, hello Amy Walker. This is Amy Walker - no, seriously. That IS my name, too. I'm a blogger at Homestead Revival™ and I came across your post on Raising Homemakers. I had linked up with my own post and was reading others when I came across your post on homemade ranch dressing. I'm hosing a Link Up on Homemade Salad Dressings and thought you might like to include yours as well. It looks wonderful! (I'll be adding it to my list of new dressings to try!).


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