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Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipes

Ranch, Garden or House dressing is great on salads and makes a delicious dipping sauce. You can easily make your own ranch dressing so that you always have a fresh batch when you need it. This page contains homemade ranch dressing recipes.


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October 20, 20095 found this helpful

Besides using on salads, it's yummy as a dip for tortilla chips. I also love it for dipping celery.



Place tomatillo, cilantro, and jalapeno in blender. Blend until smooth and set aside.

Combine the sour cream and ranch dressing mix in a medium bowl. Stir in about 1/2 of the green sauce and then taste (Just in case this is your heat level limit). Add more green sauce until you reach your desired heat level ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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September 4, 2009

I know many stores carry this but there just isn't anything better than homemade with no preservatives. I love the spicy flavor even as a dipping sauce. :-)




Place ingredients in a cruet or jar, close lid, shake well and top or dip your favorite foods.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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May 15, 2011
These are approximate measurements; the recipe can be tweaked to your own taste. It can also be used as the base to make chip/vegetable dip by adding it to sour cream.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, or 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice, plus milk or soy milk to make 1/2 cup (I've had success using less)
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  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder or granules
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • pinch dried thyme
  • pinch dried oregano
  • pinch paprika


Combine all ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well. Refrigerate for several hours before using.

By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH

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October 6, 20051 found this helpful


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (low-fat may be used)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. green onions, minced (tops only, or use chives)
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder, or 1 Tbsp. fresh onion, minced
  • 2 tsp. parsley, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic poweder, or 1/2 to 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


Combine ingredients in a container with a lid and refrigerate before serving. Makes 2 cups.


For Ranch Dip, use sour cream or yogurt in place of buttermilk.

By Maryeileen

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July 24, 2012

Easy and fast to make with ingredients on hand. Tastes delicious and can be used as either a pasta sauce or a salad dressing.

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April 1, 20051 found this helpful

Blend all together in blender. Store in refrigerator.

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March 21, 2006

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place butter in 9 by 13 inch baking pan and place in hot oven for 2-4 minutes just to melt butter. Remove and set aside.


In shallow bowl beat egg and pepper. On large dinner plate or in zip lock bag combine dry salad dressing mix and crushed cereal...

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June 14, 2018

I love ranch dip. While I soon plan to make my own mix, I had to use up the two packages I had. But when I make it with a regular size of sour cream, it makes so much I often don't use it up. Since it starts out with sour cream, that window of time isn't as long as I would need to use it all up.

So, I came up with a math and portion control idea today and this is it.


  • A large tub of sour cream is 48 oz., or 6 cups.
  • A package of ranch dip mix is 1 oz.

So for every cup of sour cream, you would need 3 teaspoons of mix. And for every 1/2 cup you would need 1 1/2 teaspoons. And 1 1/2 teaspoons is 1/2 of a Tablespoon.

So I took the proper measurements and mixed them together. I measured out 1/2 cup of sour cream and added 1/2 Tablespoon of mix. With my very mini whisk, I made the perfect portion and ratio for a smaller portion.

My dip is always fresh and easy to mix!

I hope this helps. N-JOY!

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