Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

Raven Higheagle


I love to eat at Outback. Well, most of the time I get it to go and bring it home to eat, but still I love it. My favorite is their Filet Foccacia sandwich with sweet potato fries, which I dip in Honey Mustard. So delicious! I also especially love their salad and I'm completely head over heels for their ranch dressing. The other day when I was brainstorming what to make for dinner, I decided I'd have my favorite homemade french dip sandwiches AND try to replicate Outback’s ranch dressing for my salad!! Fakeout takeout at home!

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Makes 1 1/2 Cups (more or less)


10 Min




1 pkg
hidden valley ranch dressing mix, buttermilk recipe (0.4 oz package or approx. 1 heaping tablespoon)
1/2 c
hellmanns mayonaise
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne pepper (or 1/8 tsp. for less heat, or use 1/4 tsp. paprika)
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
1/8 tsp
onion powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Cover and chill for at least 1 to 2 hours, preferably overnight.
Use as dressing for salads or a dip for veggies, fries or chips.
*If you are out of buttermilk like I was, add 1/2 tbsp. vinegar into a 1/2 cup whole milk in a measuring cup.
Fill the measuring cup the rest of the way full with skim milk and allow to sit for 10 minutes before adding to mixture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy