This is the best homemade ranch EVER and can be made quickly and easily with kitchen staples!
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Ranch dressing has a firm spot as one of the foods that I rarely buy from the store anymore. Unless I am in an extreme pinch, I stick with making my own ranch dressing at home. You will too after you try this recipe.
I searched for a couple of years for a ranch recipe that was both simple enough to make (no fresh herbs please) and also tasty enough to be in regular rotation.
After chopping too much fresh parsley, buying too much buttermilk, and eating ranch that just wasn’t quite IT, I now can say that I have the BEST homemade ranch recipe EVER.
You can make a jar of thick, delicious ranch with pantry staples in just a couple of minutes!
Best EVER Homemade Ranch
We go through a lot of homemade ranch in our home. Not only on salads, but also as dips for carrot sticks (of course), chips, pretzels, roasted carrot fries, onion rings, etc. This ranch is also a must have accompaniment with our favorite black bean and spinach egg rolls. Aaaaand it makes a great pizza sauce too.
Like I said, best.ranch.ever.
I don’t really mind my kids helping themselves to a lot of this ranch because I know exactly what is in it. I make ours with homemade mayo (which you can make in just three minutes) and homemade yogurt (in my Instant Pot), so it’s a little extra yummy and healthy.
Grab the recipe below, check out the video showing you how to make both mayo and ranch, and be sure to pin this post for future reference. This recipe has been on my blog for a while, but is just now getting its own (well-deserved) spotlight!
This ranch is the BEST EVER homemade ranch and can be made quickly and easily with kitchen staples!
- 1 C Greek (or homemade Greek) yogurt
- 1 C mayonaise
- 1/4 C whey or buttermilk (optional, as needed)
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1. Combine all ingredients except the whey or buttermilk in a bowl and stir until well blended. Add whey or buttermilk as needed until you reach the desired consistency*.
2. Store in a jar and keep in the refrigerator. (Keeps for about 2 weeks).
*I do not usually add any extra liquid to my ranch, but occasionally will add whey to thin the dressing a bit for salads. It’s just personal preference here.
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