This Homemade Ranch Dressing is creamy, full of fresh flavor, and absolutely delicious! Mayonnaise, sour cream, and heavy cream form the base of the dressing recipe while fresh chives, dill, onion, and garlic add a punch of flavor. It is perfect for topping your favorite salads or to use as a veggie dip. And, it gives a huge punch of flavor to our favorite BLT Pasta Salad.

Homemade Ranch Dressing in a cream pitcher with a blue and white napkin beside it

Homemade Dressings Are The Only Way To Go

I have found over the years that nothing can compare to homemade anything. Especially when it comes to salad dressings. The freshness of flavor that you get in homemade far outreaches the boring, preservative laden salad dressings on the store shelves.

Now that we are living in a time that makes things a little harder to do and things a little harder to buy, learning how to make a homemade recipe is the best thing you could do. 

I am thankful I grew up with a Mom who made everything homemade. I am also lucky to still have my parents around to guide me as I continue to learn at the ripe old age of 56!

Homemade Salad Dressing is one of the easiest things to make from scratch, and this Ranch Dressing is by far everyone’s favorite when it comes to dipping! We love to dip our Buffalo Chicken Pizza in this homemade ranch dressing as well as our Air Fryer Chicken Wings!

chopping fresh dill

What You Need To Make Homemade Ranch Dressing

Mayonnaise. Sure, you can make your own, but honestly, mayonnaise is one thing I don’t mess around with. Raw eggs in an uncooked recipe make me nervous. So I just buy my favorite mayo and go from there.

Sour Cream, I always go with full fat sour cream.

Heavy Cream adds a deeper depth of richness and flavor.

Fresh Dill, Chives, and Onions

Fresh Lemons 

Citrus Juicer

Fine Mesh Strainer

Whisk, I have had one similar to this one for 30 years, and it is a favorite! 

Homemade Ranch Dressing in a serving pitcher

Substitutions And Tips

  • Taste the homemade ranch dressing before adding salt. The dressing on it’s own may be salty enough for your taste.
  • Substitute 3/4 cup of buttermilk for the sour cream and heavy cream
  • Substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill weed for the fresh dill 
  • Leave out the onions, or if you like the flavor but not the bite, add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder in place of onion
  • Substitute 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder for the fresh garlic
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best, but in a pinch, I have used bottled lemon juice.

Other Homemade Sauce Recipes To Enjoy

Chipotle Salad Dressing

Green Enchilada Sauce

Basil Pesto Recipe

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Pico de Gallo

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe
Yield: 10

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Creamy and delicious and only 1 net carb per serving, homemade ranch dressing is perfect for all your salad and dipping needs.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp finely minced onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and heavy cream until creamy. making dressing base
  2. Stir the dill, onion, chives, and garlic into the mayonnaise mixture. adding fresh herbs
  3. Add the black pepper and lemon juice. Stir in salt to taste (if using). Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Notes

Substitutions And Tips

  • Taste the homemade ranch dressing before adding salt. The dressing on it's own may be salty enough for your taste.
  • Substitute 3/4 cup of buttermilk for the sour cream and heavy cream
  • Substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill weed for the fresh dill 
  • Leave out the onions, or if you like the flavor but not the bite, add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder in place of onion
  • Substitute 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder for the fresh garlic
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best, but in a pinch, I have used bottled lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 18mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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