It's been ages since I made homemade ranch dressing, and I'd forgotten how much better it is than the bottled stuff.

Advertisement

Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a large bowl. Stir in parsley, chives, dill, tarragon, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce until combined.

    Advertisement
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

144.7 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 113.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (112)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
Everything Chef John makes is awesome and this is really really great as well love this recipe will never eat bottled dressing again and my grandson is only 3yrs old and he will not eat Hidden Valley Ranch he wants grandma's salad dressing I thought it was weird he is 3 so I did a test and he knew so yes even a 3yr old can tell the difference so great job Chef John love your recipe's please keep posting them Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2014
I kept hoping that the flavors would develop in this but alas even after 72 hours this still tasted like slightly flavored mayonnaise. I didn't have Italian parsley and used regular dried parsley flakes but I did use fresh tarragon and a lot of it and still there was no herb taste. Even my mayonnaise loving dh complained that this tasted like nothing but mayo. I ended up making up some dry ranch dressing mix from another AR recipe and adding it along with more sour cream. I hope that is tasty.:-( Read More
(10)
147 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
Everything Chef John makes is awesome and this is really really great as well love this recipe will never eat bottled dressing again and my grandson is only 3yrs old and he will not eat Hidden Valley Ranch he wants grandma's salad dressing I thought it was weird he is 3 so I did a test and he knew so yes even a 3yr old can tell the difference so great job Chef John love your recipe's please keep posting them Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
I, being not American, may not be an expert on Ranch Dressings, but I loved this one! Great balance between mayonnaise, sour cream and butter milk. Better with fresh dill and parsley, but I also made it with all drier ingredients, and so long as you let it stand over night, it still tastes great! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
This was really good. I only let it sit for about 3 hours and it was already pretty thick by then. I added another splash of buttermilk and it was the perfect consistency! Read More
(25)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
I've been playing with this off and on for the past few months trying to tweak it to fit my husbands wishes. Made as recipe directs, it's just a tad to thick for our tastes. If you want it to taste more like the store bought kind, we've found adding a splash of vinegar or lemon, a pinch of sugar, and another T or so of buttermilk really does the trick. Thanks so much for recipe! So much nicer than shelling out $4.00 for a bottle of that mega-factory produced stuff! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
I had to use dry spices in this recipe I adjusted accordingly. I did increase the dill weed onion powder and garlic powder--besides that I made no other changes. This was the dressing for tonight's broccoli salad. The consistancy was perfect it was just what I needed. Very good. It's hard to mess up ranch dressing honestly. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
I have to admit that I've been making homemade ranch dressing for many years, and this one is at least as good, if not better (don't tell anyone!), than mine! I love the 2 drops addition of worcestershire sauce and the fresh chives. By the way, Chef J, are you sure that most cowboys are vegetarian? I live in Texas and know a lot of cowboys-but it makes for a great story! Read More
(15)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2014
I kept hoping that the flavors would develop in this but alas even after 72 hours this still tasted like slightly flavored mayonnaise. I didn't have Italian parsley and used regular dried parsley flakes but I did use fresh tarragon and a lot of it and still there was no herb taste. Even my mayonnaise loving dh complained that this tasted like nothing but mayo. I ended up making up some dry ranch dressing mix from another AR recipe and adding it along with more sour cream. I hope that is tasty.:-( Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2013
Made exactly as listed. Too thick and tasted too much like mayo. Not like restaurant Ranch at all. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
Excellent! I love ranch dressing and this was no exception. I was a bit skeptical about the addition of tarragon and Worcestershire but it worked out beautifully. I opted to use low fat ingredients and after a couple hours in the fridge the flavors blended together perfectly...much better than store bought! Read More
(7)