Chef John's Ranch Dressing


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 cups


  • 1 ⅓ cups mayonnaise

  • cup sour cream

  • cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley

  • 2 teaspoons sliced fresh chives

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 drops Worcestershire sauce


  1. 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.

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

    close up view of Ranch Dressing in a green glass, served with vegetables, cheese and meat on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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