clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream**
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (or 1 to 2 tablespoons milk plus 1 teaspoon red wine or apple cider vinegar*)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives (or 1 teaspoon dried chives)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. If desired, add buttermilk by the teaspoon to thin to the desired consistency. Store up to 1 week refrigerated.


*Buttermilk gives the classic flavor, it’s just as tasty with milk and vinegar. Use just enough milk for the dressing to come to a creamy, drizzle-able texture.

**For a healthier spin, substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream or go to Healthy Ranch Dressing.

  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Salad
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Ranch dressing, ranch dressing recipe, homemade ranch dressing