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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Two Kerr canning jars with gold lids filled with homemade ranch dressing. Jars are on a barn wood back drop with a floral, multi-colored linen to the left of the jars.

Ranch Dressing

Happy Spring! Allow me to introduce you to the best Homemade Ranch Dressing of all time.

While Ranch Dressing is good year around, and I certainly eat it year around (I’m a bit of a condiment addict!) I find it particularly enjoyable during the spring and summer months.

There’s nothing quite like a fresh house salad with home style creamy Ranch dressing drizzled all over! YUM!

While we’re on the topic, let me go ahead and tell you, this is the world’s best Ranch dressing.


Seriously. How do I know that, you might ask? Because when I had my Granny taste test it, she said so.

Now,  if Granny says something is so then IT IS SO! You simply don’t question the word of your Granny!  🙂

Two Kerr clear glass canning jars with gold lids and white, ranch salad dressing inside. Jars are on a barn wood board back drop with a floral, multi colored towel. A silver spoon with ranch dressing in the spoon sits on the open lid of the largest Kerr jar.

How to make this Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe

To start out you’ll need 8 cups (half a gallon) of mayonnaise, 5 cups milk (2%, 1%, or fat free) 1 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, and 1/6 cup of chopped, dried dill.

Combine the mayonnaise and milk in a large mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined with no lumps remaining.

Add in the dill and Ranch seasoning and whisk again until fully combined.

A little tip for measuring out the dill: I just used my 1/3 cup measuring cup and filled it halfway. That will give you 1/6 cup. 😉

Be sure that no dry lumps of Ranch seasoning remain after whisking.

Two Kerr clear glass canning jars with gold lids and white, ranch salad dressing inside. Jars are on a barn wood board back drop with a floral, multi colored towel. A silver spoon with ranch dressing in the spoon sits on the open lid of the largest Kerr jar.

How long does Homemade Ranch last?

You’ve made your own Homemade Ranch but how long will it last?

With milk as one of the main ingredients and no added preservatives, Homemade Ranch Dressing won’t last beyond 10 days in the fridge.

Ranch dressing also cannot be frozen (I tried) so it’s important to use it up quickly or share with friends so that it doesn’t go to waste.

I gotta tell you, I felt so domesticated the first time I made this. I mean, there is just something about making your own salad dressing that will have you feeling like a real life house wife!

I have always purchased my Ranch dressing already made from the store but this one knocks the socks and the shoes off of any I have ever bought – and I’ve tried them all.

Let me warn you, this stuff is so good your kids and spouses won’t let you buy Ranch Dressing from the store again so be prepared to start making it at home now.

The good thing is that this Homemade Ranch Dressing is so fast and easy to make, it’s no problem at all to whip up a batch in a hurry!

 Two jars of Homemade Ranch Dressing sit on a multi colored floral towel. The towel has been placed on a wooden backdrop.

It’s truly been a pleasure to have you in my kitchen today; I hope you’ll come back soon to chat and cook with me.

If you’ve tried this recipe, please comment below and rate the recipe. I love hearing from you!

Happy spring, my friend!

-Amy

Two Kerr canning jars with gold lids filled with homemade ranch dressing. Jars are on a barn wood back drop with a floral, multi-colored linen to the left of the jars.
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Homemade Ranch Dressing

A thick and creamy home style Ranch dressing perfect for dip, salads, sandwiches, or anything you would use ranch dressing for! 

Course Dip
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe, Homemade Ranch, Homemade Ranch dip, Homemade Ranch Dressing, Homemade Ranch Recipe, Ranch Dressing Recipe, World's Best Ranch Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 76 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 8 cups mayonnaise
  • 5 cups 1% milk 2% or fat free can also be used
  • 8 oz Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/6 cup Dried Dill

Instructions

  1. Place the mayonnaise and milk in a large mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined and no lumps remain. 

  2. Add the Ranch seasoning and dill, whisking until fully combined with no lumps remaining. 

  3. Pour Ranch dressing into jars with lids or airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 10 days. Dressing can not be frozen.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information calculated using 1% milk and Kraft Real Mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.9g 12%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 4.4mg 1%
Sodium 70.8mg 3%
Potassium 25.1mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 0.8g 0%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 2.8g 6%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Shared at Weekend Potluck

Also shared at Foodie Friday Link Party

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Cobb Salad Recipe - The Speedy Spatula
    June 8, 2018 at 8:06 am

    […] 8. Dig in and enjoy! I recommend topping this Cobb Salad Recipe with Homemade Ranch Dressing. I happen to have a great Ranch Dressing recipe that’s also fast and easy, and I’ve linked it HERE. […]

  • Reply
    Mother of 3
    March 28, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Sounds yummy and nice and easy to make. We go through a lot of Ranch dressing around here.

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    April 2, 2019 at 4:35 pm


    We love homemade dressing and your recipe looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    April 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a great week!

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