Homemade Ranch Dip & Dressing

I’ve been seeing the Ranch commercials a lot lately! Every time I see them I cringe to think about not only the bad ingredients such as MSG, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, etc. that are toxic in our bodies but also the high price. This dressing is a part of our culture today…. everyone, everywhere knows what Ranch is, especially here in America.

Did you know how simple making your own dips & dressings can be?

It’s so simple and easy to make you will wonder why you never made your own in the first place. Here is a recipe for homemade honey mustard, one of my all-time favorites! For this ranch dip/dressing it depends on how much you are going to make to determine the amount. If you are making a dip for a party and need a lot, make a lot, if you need some for a day or two, make a little.

What you need:

mayo (we sub use vegenaise)
plain yogurt or sour cream
onion powder
garlic powder
dried parsley
salt & pepper to taste
water or milk needed to make a dressing


What to do:

  1. Determine how much you dip or dressing you are going to make.
  2. Mix equal parts mayo and yogurt
  3. Pour in a dash of the onion & garlic powders, and parsley. For a large batch about 1 tablespoon+ of each, for a small batch about 1 teaspoon+ of each. (This is solely determined on your taste)
  4. Add in salt & pepper and mix well.
  5. Up to step 4, you have made a dip, to make a dressing, simply add in a few tablespoons of water or milk and stir, add in more depending on your desired consistency.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite veggies or salad! or even some ranch chicken

What is your favorite dip or dressing?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. That looks great Rachel!!!

  2. I love homemade Ranch dressing! I also like to add dill… mmmmm!

  3. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. How simple! I really need to make Ranch dressing more often. I definitely don’t buy it from the store! I have a recipe for a raw Ranch dressing that uses cashews, but it’s a bit more involved than this. Thanks!

  6. Thank you! One more thing I don’t need to rely on someone else for.

  7. Here’s what our family uses and we LOVE it!

    Ranch Dressing Mix
    5 Tablespoons dried minced onions
    7 teaspoon parsley flakes
    4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon dill

    Mix together and store in an air tight container.
    For dressing: Mix 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup Sour Cream (make sure its real cultured sour cream) and 1 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt. Another alternative is using plain kefir, making it even more healthy! Also make sure to use FULL FAT dairy in this, the low fat stuff does nothing for ranch and for that matter its not as healthy for you as full fat is.

    • Sharon M Schafer says:

      How do I print the recipes for different salad dressings along with the dry ingredients for spice mixes….

  8. I’m making this tonight! 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    can i keep this in the fridge so i dont need to make it every time i want to eat? or will it spoil pretty quick?

  10. Anonymous says:

    instead of sour cream /kefir etc how would silken tofu fit in ? Lactose intolerant British silver haired gent: Andrew

  11. Anonymous says:

    Whatever the earliest expiration date on ingredients is that would be the expiration date on the dressing. I mix mine like a dip and add the milk when I want dressing so it stays fresh longer. Milk expires faster then greek yogurt which is what we use. 🙂

  12. I love all your recipes! I’m kind of old school and like to keep a hard copy of my recipes in my ‘recipe box’. Would you consider making your recipes available in an easy print format? I’m sorry if that’s a pain, I wish I was more tech savvy. Thanks!

  13. The absolute best homemade ranch dressing I’ve ever tasted is by “Dawnia” on allrecipes.com (Ranch II). (No, she’s not me, haha!)

    1 tsp each: dried chives, parsley, & dill

    1/2 tsp each: onion powder & garlic powder

    1/4 tsp each: salt & pepper

    Set aside for later, or mix now with either:

    1 cup real mayonnaise +
    1/2 cup sour cream


    Alternate wet ingredients:
    1/3 cup each mayo, sour cream, & buttermilk.

    People rave about this wherever I take it, & we love it.

  14. Tina Ward says:

    This is definitely on my to-do list! I buy ranch mix in large bottles at SAM’s club. I add it to hamburger patties and mashed potatoes all the time.

  15. Lorrita Morgan says:

    I make “Ranch” with one package soft silken Tofu and 1 tablespoon lemon juice instead of the dairy and egg products. I need the food processor to blend it smoothly. Add a bit more lemon juice or soy milk to get the consistency you want. (The lemon juice gives it the “buttermilk” tang.)

    I like dill and basil in mine. Equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, and dry basil. two parts dry parsley. 1/2 part dry dill Salt and black pepper to taste (dash of cayenne when I’m feeling adventurous)


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