Chef John's Ranch Dressing

Chef John's Ranch Dressing

Chef John 21756

"It's been ages since I made homemade ranch dressing, and I'd forgotten how much better it is than the bottled stuff."


15 m servings 145 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a large bowl. Stir in parsley, chives, dill, tarragon, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce until combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
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  1. 35 Ratings


This was really good. I only let it sit for about 3 hours and it was already pretty thick by then. I added another splash of buttermilk and it was the perfect consistency!

Everything Chef John makes is awesome and this is really really great as well love this recipe will never eat bottled dressing again and my grandson is only 3yrs old and he will not eat Hidden V...

I, being not American, may not be an expert on Ranch Dressings, but I loved this one! Great balance between mayonnaise, sour cream and butter milk. Better with fresh dill and parsley, but I also...

I had to use dry spices in this recipe, I adjusted accordingly. I did increase the dill weed, onion powder and garlic powder--besides that, I made no other changes. This was the dressing for ton...

Excellent! I love ranch dressing, and this was no exception. I was a bit skeptical about the addition of tarragon and Worcestershire but it worked out beautifully. I opted to use low fat ingredi...

I have to admit that I've been making homemade ranch dressing for many years, and this one is at least as good, if not better (don't tell anyone!), than mine! I love the 2 drops addition of wor...

Made exactly as listed. Too thick and tasted too much like mayo. Not like restaurant Ranch at all.

Love CJ, but this was just ok :-( I like a creamier Ranch dressing.

I kept hoping that the flavors would develop in this but alas even after 72 hours, this still tasted like slightly flavored mayonnaise. I didn't have Italian parsley and used regular dried pars...