Recipe: Homemade Restaurant-Style Ranch

In case you do not know much about me, let me go ahead and say that restaurant-style ranch is one of my favorite. things. ever. ever. Seriously. When I go out to eat, I will almost always order a salad just for the ranch. And if I don't order a salad I just get a side of ranch to go with whatever I got - usually french fries or chicken.

One day I realized the recipe for this stuff is probably floating around the Internet - I was right. So for all of you ranch lovers out there, enjoy! It's delicious and exactly like something you'd get at a steakhouse! (and you most likely have all these ingredients in your kitchen!)

1 pkg. Buttermilk Ranch Powder Mix
1 c. Mayonnaise 
1/2 c. Milk
1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper
* Substitute Cayenne instead of Paprika for Spicy Ranch

1. Put all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.

2. Whisk until all ingredients are mixed together.

3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour. 

4. Enjoy with favorite salad (or fries, chicken, fried pickles, anything!)

This recipe is quite easy and if you have guests they will be impressed that you a.) made your own dressing and b.) it is so delicious. If you are making this for dinner, I would recommend making it before you start dinner, so that it can chill while you cook. When I was first making this I totally disregarded that it needed to sit and chill so that all the flavors could become more intense and I made it last... oops. Enjoy it!


Morgan Jordan said...

I can't wait to make this!

Following you. :) www.stylocrat.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

But have you ever had restaurant-style jalapeno ranch.

Oh. My. God.

I could have that pumped into me with an IV. For serious. & serves with chips or on top of shrimp tacos.... I almost die. It's so tasty.

I really like your blog! Am a follower now & will surprise my hubby with your pork chop recipe. He loves those & will thank me profusely.

Linley said...

thanks, heidi!! i'll definitely have to try out the jalapeƱo ranch! sounds delish!

glad you like it! good luck and enjoy the pork chops!

Mandy said...

This looks so amazing! I am definitely trying this recipe!

T said...

Ranch is my guilty pleasure. Sometimes I put it on pizza.


Tyra said...

smhee! love the homemade ranch. delish! also-love the bowl you made it in!

Linley said...

i love the bowl i made it in too <3 shmeeeee!