Favorite Ranch Dressing from Scratch

Favorite Ranch Dressing From Scratch Recipe

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JBanana S.


I've been using this recipe for years and have tweaked to our liking. Original recipe had 1/2 tsp each of parsley and chives and we felt that let the dill overpower the whole. I also added the parmesan cheese for a bit of texture and smoothness of the dresing. If after chilling the dressing is too thick to your liking, whisk in some milk or buttermilk to thin it out. This also makes a fantastic veggie dip.


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5 Min
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    chives, dried
  • 1 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

How to Make Favorite Ranch Dressing from Scratch


  1. Mix together mayonnaise and sour cream. You may substitute 1 C of plain yogurt for the sour cream.
  2. Add additional ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes - the longer, the better. Enjoy!

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About Favorite Ranch Dressing from Scratch

Course/Dish: Dips, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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