Creamy, from-scratch Homemade Ranch Dressing to use for salads, pasta dishes, meats, sauces, veggies and so much more!
Use anytime you need ranch dressing.
I’m a penny pincher who likes to eat tasty food that is easy to eat. I also love making my own condiments, dressings and dips.
Mostly because I don’t want all the additives and preservatives in there. I just want pure, fresh food.
I was always afraid to make my own Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch because I thought it would be too hard, or it wouldn’t taste good.
I really enjoy creating sauces and dips from scratch, it was time to find a ranch dressing recipe that I could make homemade too.
Why We Love This Recipe
- no additives or preservatives – you know exactly what is going into your homemade ranch dressing.
- Tastes SO much better than any store bought brand.
- You can adjust many of the ingredients to fit your taste.
- If you love ranch as much as we do, you will love making your own ranch dressing.
- This is a really easy recipe and comes together in no time at all.
I have tried and tested a bunch of different recipes for homemade ranch dressing, and I’ve definitely had a few hits & misses.
Ranch Dressings are not all created equal. Not at all.
This one, is by far my favorite. It is easy, inexpensive and makes quite a bit.
Each time we make it, we add this or we add that, and often we add different herbs and seasonings.
This is my standard, go to, favorite Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe.
And it’s truly made from scratch which makes it all the better.
I like knowing what I’m putting in it, and I love using fresh herbs and seasonings.
In the recipe I specifically give you a measurement for minced onion, however you can substitute that for onion powder. The outcome is simply divine with the fresh onion but tastes delicious either way.
I’m also not sure we’ve ever made the same batch more than twice, simply because I don’t measure as well as I should.
The last batch we made, I did measure out what I used so I could share the Homemade Ranch Dressing with you.
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Serve with fresh veggies, a salad or like we do – with AWESOME fried veggies.
Obviously this ranch dressing recipe can be used anywhere ranch dressing is called for, and trust me we do!
I usually make a batch of it, and plan a few meals around it for the 2 weeks following so it gets used.
We use ranch dressing in so much, including pasta, casseroles, appetizers, veggies dishes and the old stand by, to dip stuff in. Lots of stuff.
What can you use Homemade Ranch Dressing for?
You can use this recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing for literally anything you would use ranch dressing for!
Here are some of our favorite ways to use ranch dressing:
- dip pizza in ranch dressing
- veggie dip
- dip bread or crackers
- use to spread on, or marinate chicken or beef
- obviously with your salad
- use in any recipe that calls for ranch dressing
Recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Have you ever made your own Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch?
Tell me about it!
Honestly, this is the only ranch dressing recipe I will use, and it is so easy to change up the flavor by making minor tweaks to the seasonings and herbs. Enjoy!
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic we use two because we love the garlic flavor
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh chives
- 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- Put the onion, garlic clove and fresh chives into your food processor or a blender and blend until completely minced.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Turn on your blender or food processor and blend it all well. I blend about 2-3 minutes.
- Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor with a spatula if needed. I do this once about halfway through.
- Pour into air tight containers or mason jars and refrigerate for 12 hours.
- This recipe makes about 2½ bottles of standard size dressing.
- Keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks.