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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Well, after years and years of trying to make a good ranch, I finally found the one I LOVE!!!!  And seriously, I love love love this one so much, I make it weekly.  I am a Ranch girl!  There is NO WAY I could ever ever go back to bottled… gag.  Besides all that, this ranch is really easy with ingredients you have right in your kitchen!

This calls for a “buttermilk” but since I never have buttermilk on hand I make my own with Half & Half & white vinegar.  I want to keep this in the lower carb to keep on plan for an S meal!  Keep it in an air tight glass container and it should last you a week at least!

I serve this yumminess on all kinds of things!  I have a taco salad that I put this on but I add pickled jalapenos and a little chopped cilantro to it.  I serve as a dressing over salads & as a veggie dip.  Hope you enjoy this easy, yummy, frugal (because isn’t homemade cheaper than bottles?) Homemade Ranch Dressing!

This is a big tweak from a recipe a family friend allowed me to post to my blog… you can find her recipe here: Festive Pasta


Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Sarah Criddle


An Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing that you can tweak to fit all your needs! THM Approved!



  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar (mixed into the half and half)
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt or sour cream (I’ve made it both ways)
  • 1/2 cup of good real or homemade mayo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp. parmesan cheese that you find in the green container
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • *option- 2 tbsp. chopped pickled jalapenos, fresh chopped cilantro, fresh chopped chives


  1. Mix the vinegar into the half and half and set aside while you gather the other ingredients, this will thicken slightly and create a buttermilk texture.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. You can thin this down with a little water or more half and half.
  4. Store in an air tight container.