Homemade Ranch Dressing

Making Ranch Dressing at home is way better than the oily goo they sell in squirt bottles. This is probably the easiest recipe I have.

It’s pretty much the same as on the back of the Ranch powder bottle, but with modified proportions to make it thicker, stronger (proportionally more Ranch powder than the package says) and incorporate pickle juice and dill.

I use this for dipping fries or to make Chicken Bacon Cheddar Ranch Paninis. I don’t use it on salads, it may be too thick for that.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk


  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 tsp Dill
  • 6 tbsp Ranch powder
  • 2 cups Mayonnaise Dukes or Hellman's, preferably.
  • 1/2 pint Buttermilk


  • Add the pickle juice and dill to the mixing bow & whisk together.
  • Add the buttermilk, whisk together.
  • Add the Ranch powder, whisk together.
  • Add in the mayo while whisking, adding portions until it's the right consistency.
  • If you want it thinner you may not use all the mayo indicated, or you may use more than indicated if you want it thicker.
  • Let sit in fridge for 30 mins or more before using so the flavors meld.