Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe (Better Than Hidden Valley!)

Easy homemade ranch dressing recipe! So much better than hidden valley ranch!

Hidden Valley ranch dressing was one of the very last processed foods for our family to give up. It wasn’t without trying though! In addition to trying every other bottled ranch dressing available, we tried countless homemade dressings. None could compare.

Until recently.

Finally. FINALLY, I found a recipe that tastes just as good.

Now, it doesn’t taste exactly like Hidden Valley ranch, but to me, it tastes better, fresher. I love it. Now I can resume eating ranch dressing on everything – without the guilt!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe (Better Than Hidden Valley!)


    For the Bulk Spice Mixture:
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon Bulk Spice Mixture
  • 1 cup TOTAL of one or more of the following: yogurt, kefir, sour cream, buttermilk, and/or milk


    For the Bulk Spice Mixture:
  1. Mix all spices together and store in an airtight container.
  2. For the Dressing:
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon spice mixture with 1 cup of one or more milk-based ingredients. Our favorite mixtures are 1 cup yogurt with dash of milk OR ¾ cup kefir with ¼ cup yogurt. Mix together what you think you’ll like until you get the consistency you prefer.

Recipe adapted from Easy. Homemade.

Recipe linked to Freaky Friday, Little House Friday, Whole Foods Friday, Fill Those Jars Friday, Gluten Free Fridays, Fresh Bites Friday, Farm Girl Friday, and Fight Back Friday.

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  1. Love the flexibility built in here … Thanks for sharing it with us at Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday!

  2. Your ranch dressing sounds delicious, and I like the idea of keeping the spice mixture on hand so you can whip it up at a moment’s notice!

  3. Hi Stephanie, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

    This looks so good. Nothing beats homemade ranch, right? I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  4. This sounds like a delicious dressing. I can see using the spice mixture for other things, too, like on fish.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  5. This is awesome! I can’t wait to make this :) I have it down as one of my favorites!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! What a fantastic link up of recipes and other GF goodies! Each week, I am so amazed! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I hope that you’ll join us this week! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  6. Found this on Gluten Free Fridays. I’m excited to try this!

  7. So grateful I found this recipe as every other one I have seen calls for mayonnaise and this is so much easier just for one thing.

  8. Is it really supposed to be a tablespoon of salt? I just made this and it’s super salty!


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