This easy restaurant style ranch is just like that super addicting ranch you get from the restaurants. If you've ever wanted to have your own, perfect, ranch at home then this recipe is for you!
If you've ever eaten at a restaurant and thought "this ranch is amazing, how do they get it so good", then you need this recipe. No more mystery.
The secret is that restaurants make their ranch using hidden valley dressing packets. Now, this doesn't go for all restaurants of course, but a lot of them do.
All you need for my ranch recipe is mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, a packet of hidden valley restaurant-style dressing, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and a pinch of salt.
The most important step when making your own ranch at home is time. The ranch needs time to sit in the fridge while the flavors come together.
Taste your ranch right after making it (very pronounced mayo flavor, yuck) versus 72 hours after chilling. It will taste a million times better and just like the restaurant!
- 3 oz mayo
- 5 oz sour cream
- 10 oz buttermilk
- 1 packet hidden valley buttermilk restaurant-style dressing
- ½ tsp pepper, fresh cracked
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- Pinch of salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Put the dressing in a container with a tight fitting lid. Chill in the fridge 72 hours before using.
For Best Flavor: This dressing needs to chill in the fridge for 72 hours. If you try using it before, the mayo taste will be way too prominent and strong. It doesn't taste good right away, it needs time to sit. Trust me!
Mayo: Pick a neutral flavor mayo, something that doesn't have a really strong taste.
Consistency: You can thin out the ranch by adding more buttermilk, or omitting some of the buttermilk if you like a thicker dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
This information comes from online calculators. Although moderncrumb.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.