Appetizer | October 23, 2020

Homemade Ranch Dip

Creamy, dreamy Homemade Ranch Dip.  This dressing is made in minutes with simple ingredients from your pantry.  You’ll never go back to store bought after this.

A jar full of homemade ranch dip. It is sitting upon a marble cutting board and there is a silver spoon to the side.

What Is Ranch Dip?

Ranch is a combination of creaminess (from sour cream, mayonnaise, and milk), herbs (often parsley, thyme, dill), plus a touch of onion and garlic and a bit of black pepper.

An overhead of homemade ranch dip. There is a silver spoon and a small bowl of herbs to the side.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Homemade Ranch Dip?

This recipe is so simple, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • juice from half a lemon

Ingredients needed to make homemade ranch dip.

How Do You Make Ranch Dip From Scratch?

This recipe only requires two steps!

Step 1: Combine mayo, sour cream, milk, dried dill, dried parsley, dried chives, onion salt, garlic salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

Combining all ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2: Whisk together until well combined.

Stir together to make dip.

Ranch Q&A

How long will homemade ranch last?

Homemade ranch dip will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

What is the difference between ranch dip and ranch dressing?

The difference is the consistency.  Dip is thicker so veggies can be dunked into it, while dressing is thinner so it can be poured over salad.  This recipe can act as both.  You can add more or less milk to make the dressing the consistency that you desire.

What should I serve homemade ranch with?

Ranch is delicious with so many things!

Veggie tray arranged to look like Frankenstein.

I love dips! Do You Have Other Recipes?

Boy do we!  Check out our:

Jalapeno Popper Dip

7 Layer Dip

Creamy Cilantro Dip

Homemade ranch dip in a glass jar with a spoon leaning against it. There is a small bowl of herbs to the side.

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Homemade Ranch Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Creamy, dreamy Homemade Ranch Dip.  This dressing is made in minutes with simple ingredients from your pantry.  You'll never go back to store bought after this.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ranch, homemade ranch dip, ranch dressing
Servings: 10
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • juice from half a lemon
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk until well combined.

  3. You can add more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency. Add 1 tbsp at a time until desired thickness is acheived.

Recipe Notes

Ranch Q&A

How long will homemade ranch last?

Homemade ranch dip will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

What is the difference between ranch dip and ranch dressing?

The difference is the consistency.  Dip is thicker so veggies can be dunked into it, while dressing is thinner so it can be poured over salad.  This recipe can act as both.  You can add more or less milk to make the dressing the consistency that you desire.

What should I serve homemade ranch with?

Ranch is delicious with so many things!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ranch Dip
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 316mg14%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 431IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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