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This buffalo ranch sauce is perfect for dipping or as a dressing! Use it for veggies, fries, chicken and more.

Buffalo ranch

We’re all about clutch sauces around here: any homemade sauce that can be made in minutes little pre-planning. And this one is too much fun: try this Buffalo Ranch sauce! In just a few minutes, you can make a killer sauce that’s creamy, tangy, spicy, savory, and ideal for dunking just about anything. Try it with veggie sticks, fries, or chicken thighs, or drizzle it over a crisp green salad. It’s a quick win that everyone goes crazy for!

Ingredients in buffalo ranch sauce

This buffalo ranch sauce is just a few major ingredients, then a handful of spices you’ll likely have on hand in your spice cabinet. The combination of mayonnaise and sour cream makes a rich, thick, base. If you prefer, you can swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt for a lighter spin. The ingredients you’ll need for buffalo ranch are:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • Frank’s hot sauce
  • Garlic
  • Spices: Dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
  • Fresh chives, optional

The key: dried dill

The key to any homemade ranch recipe is dried dill. Dill adds that classic ranch flavor and tastes just like the package of ranch powder that’s popularly sold in grocery stores.

Buying dried dill for your spice cabinet is handy for ranch-flavored dips and dressings like buffalo ranch, ranch dip, or chipotle ranch. It’s also a key flavoring that adds an herby undertone to recipes like this tortellini salad and this broccoli potato soup.

Buffalo Ranch

Sour cream vs Greek yogurt

Using Greek yogurt in this buffalo ranch sauce makes it taste lighter and reduces the overall calories. Full fat Greek yogurt is preferable: it reduces the calories yet still lends a richness to the flavor.

Sour cream is our favorite in this sauce, though. It makes it rich, creamy and perfect for dipping and drizzling.

Ways to use buffalo ranch

This buffalo ranch sauce is ultra versatile: it works as a dip, drizzle, or dressing for just about anything! Here are a few great ways to use it:

Buffalo Ranch

More sauce recipes and dips

Buffalo ranch is one of our favorite homemade sauce recipes to date! Here are a few more fun sauces we love:

This buffalo ranch recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Buffalo ranch

Buffalo Ranch

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ¾ cup 1x


This buffalo ranch sauce is perfect for dipping or as a dressing! Use it for veggies, fries, chicken and more.


  • ½ cup high quality mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve immediately. Stores refrigerated for 2 weeks or more.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Sauce
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Buffalo ranch

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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