Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

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Used as both a mix for a dip and a dressing, this tangy ranch mix is both tasty and versatile. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:16 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream

Nutritional Facts

Ranch Salad Dressing: 2 tablespoons equals 62 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Ranch Dip: 2 tablespoons equals 42 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Combine the first five ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (about 3/4 cup).
  2. For salad dressing: In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk and 3 tablespoons mix. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: about 2 cups.
  3. For dip: In a small bowl, combine sour cream and 3 tablespoons mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers and fresh vegetables. Yield: 16 servings per batch.
Originally published as Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p46

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"This is very healthful and versatile-good to have on hand for a quick dip or dressing. Could use on baked potato, or with the addition of vinegar and sugar could go on slaw. Take the mayo and buttermilk proportions as suggestions, use more or less of either or use yogurt. Quick, convenient, tastes good."

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