Avoid processed, bottled dressings with this easy homemade Ranch Dressing. It’s delicious and made with all real food ingredients.
Do you remember mixing up ranch dressing with a dry, powdered mix when you were a kid? I was born before anyone put it in a bottle — or added like 52 million different flavors to the line, so the mix was how we rolled. I loved it for its creamy, buttermilk flavor.
My sister went through a ranch phase where she practically drank the stuff. My mom joked that she needed to invest in plastic dippers since at least one of her progeny focused on just licking the ranch dressing off the regular dippers.
Homemade Ranch Dressing is a mainstay at our house. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety — or even the powdered mix. This dressing is great on salads or for dipping veggies, pizza, or chicken strips.
I often make a batch of Ranch Dressing on pizza night. It’s good for 4 days refrigerated. It mixes up so quickly; it’s a great recipe to have a child prepare.
This dressing goes great with these recipes:
Delicious Ranch Dressing
Avoid processed, bottled dressings with this easy homemade ranch dressing. It’s delicious and made with all real food ingredients.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
about 1 cup dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- pinch cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend.
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*This post was originally published on July 2, 2008. One of my first ever recipes!