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Homemade Restaurant Style Buttermilk Ranch

Enjoy all the flavors of your favorite Restaurant-Style Buttermilk Ranch from the comfort of your own kitchen. Our recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Try it out today!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 0 min
  • Servings 16
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Ingredients (7)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website. For dips, make and enjoy your dip creation. Then, refrigerate within 2 hours or discard.

Steps (2)

  1. 1
    Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. 2

    Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes to let the dressing thicken.

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recommend 89.6% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homemade HVR Restaurant Style So rich and creamy and nice and thick, everyone enjoyed this. Will continue making it.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walt's restaurant Marion IL 25 year "secret" ranch This was the best salad bar in town secret ranch packet Until 15 years ago my friend had to work the dressing making area and busted orig dry orig recipe not his secret hidden v ranch on packet although this top recipe is great as a dip I still love my packet vs bottle dressing w helmanns only no other nothing but that mayo or taste isn't same be great as a dry bacon ranch or Chipotle ranch dry packet hint hint have love it!
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tweaked the original recipe and it's delicious! I tweaked the recipe as follows: I used 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and the seasoning packet as called for. I omitted the other ingredients listed in the original recipe. With the way that I made it, I give it 5 stars! I will definitely make it this way again! I was tired of the bottled ranch dressings never tasting like the ranch from restaurants so I'm very glad I found this recipe and bought the "Restaurant-Style Dressing Buttermilk Recipe" packet and made it myself - it came out super good, way better than bottled store-bought ranch dressings in my opinion. I will be using it as a dressing as well as a dip!
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made once a week! We love this recipe and make it at least once a week. Great taste and many uses.
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dip or dressing My husband does not like any type of onions so I left out the chives (tho I would have preferred the chives in the recipe) but it still came out delicious. the sour cream gives it a great texture and this is perfect as a dip or dressing
Date published: 2022-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tangy and smooth This recipe is so easy to follow and customize, and the resulting dressing is so tasty. It is perfect for dipping, drizzling, or even on its own.
Date published: 2022-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best taste I have made buttermilk dressing for decades and also use the dips never thought of combining the buttermilk with sour cream it brings out the flavor that much more. Love it
Date published: 2022-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I would bathe in this dip.. Makes my toes tingle..
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staple in our house The best of the best homemade buttermilk ranch has always been a staple in our house we use ranch pretty much everyday, definitely the feeling of home, brings peace and happiness to our lives.
Date published: 2021-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taste great Awesome recipe will definitely be a keeper for future dishes
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy This is the best dressing. It's my favorite for veggies.
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Easy to make and better than the bottle. Always the best! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Dressing on Salad Changes the buttermilk dressing somewhat - a little thicker.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only ranch I can eat now Love makeing this ranch it is miles above any other. And way better than the bottle. I do tweak it I alittle and add more buttermilk, sour cream, and seasonings like dill.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Take out the MSG I can’t believe with all the scientific knowledge that MSG is so detrimental to our health that HVR products are still LOADED with the junk! Come on people, get rid of it!!
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have been buying restaurant-style dressing for years the mix kind 1 c buttermilk and 1 c real mayo, can not find at walmart anymore. I suppose you have quit making.? I have been using for 40 years. I would not recommend the milk mix!
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delish This is the best dressing. It's my favorite for veggies and if you let it sit over night in the fridge.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy crowd favorite! Have now made this a few times, and everyone loves this way more than than the store bought vegetable tray with premade “ranch dip”. I took this dip, along with a self made veggie platter, and a) the quality of the veggies I prepared was better and without the markings of being old, and b) everyone was using my dip for both trays! LOL there was so much left of the other dip! Also, I used the full amount of paprika, DELISH! Have been asked to make it to go with a meal drop for someone who’s going through some health trials in my building.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Agree - hard to go back to bottle! While I love the convenience of the ready to use bottle, this tastes so much fresher. I feel lazy picking up the bottle or offering it to my family.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So delicious! I used to only buy the bottled ranch. After making this recipe there is no way I could go back!
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t go back This is absolutely delicious and I can’t just go back to the bottle now. It was easy to make and wonderful to enjoy.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty! I love the homemade ranch! It is super tasty and I think it is better fresh vs the bottled! Either is great though.
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good consistency, too garlicky Consistency is great for dipping, but not the best for salads if that is what you are wanting. I found better success doing a 4:3 mayo:buttermilk recipe skipping the sour cream, and a little lighter on the garlic. Would make again, but only for a specific dish, and not to have as a general purpose ranch.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and quick This was easy and quick to make plus it goes along with everything.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best homemade ranch recipe! This is my goto homemade ranch recipe because it is so easy and can be made ahead of time for parties!
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Super Easy to make and tastes great on anything and everything
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I thought so much more would have gone into this. It was the absolute best! We ordered outback and I forgot to order ranch so I used my packet and followed this recipe and it was the best ranch I’ve ever had!
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! So good, taste just like the restaurant ranch! Our family just loves it!
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! I make this dip for everything. My family loves it! It takes just like what you would get in a salad bar. It makes any occasion feel special.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just like grandma's buttermilk ranch Enjoyed this buttermilk ranch very much, I used smoke paprika.
Date published: 2019-07-15
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