How To Make Healthier Ranch Dressing Recipe: Easy + Fresh + Yummy

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FAST & Fresh + healthier version of a ranch dressing recipe!If you are in love with ranch dressing but have walked away from it because of its not-so-healthy attributes, I’ve got great news for you. You just might love my fresh and healthier version of a ranch dressing recipe. This homemade ranch dressing can be used as a yummy salad dressing or the best dip you’ve tasted in a while.  You know I’m all about delicious easy recipes and this one is no different.  Let’s get ranching, shall we?!

Healthier ranch dressing recipe

Everyone’s version of “healthy’ is different, and I don’t claim to be a doctor or nutritionist, but we all know that typical ranch dressing is pretty fattening and very expensive.  I chose the word “healthier” because it’s an improvement that can be interchanged with ingredients as well. Maybe you’ve always wondered, “what is ranch made of?”  I challenge you to walk to your refrigerator at your earliest convenience and look at the back of the bottle.  Maybe yours isn’t as bad as the one I buy at the grocery.

Yeah.  And this fresh mixture tastes SO much better!

And it’s made with simple, normal ingredients and can be thrown together in minutes. 

You’ll find a printable recipe card below but here’s the basic process for this ranch dressing recipe:  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Pour into a glass mason jar and shake until well mixed.  Refrigerate until needed.  You are done.

Easy Peasy!

Ranch dressing recipe ingredients

Dry Ingredients (ranch seasoning recipe):

  • 1    Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1    Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2    Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1    teaspoon salt
  • 1    teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

Wet Ingredients (the creaminess):

  • 3/4 cup PLAIN Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • up to 1/3 cup water, milk or broth for desired consistency

Here’s your printable recipe card:

How To Make Healthier Ranch Dressing Recipe: Easy + Fresh + Yummy
  • Dry Ingredients (ranch seasoning recipe):
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Wet Ingredients (the creaminess):
  • 3/4 cup PLAIN Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • up to 1/3 cup water, milk or broth for desired consistency
  1. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  2. Pour into a glass mason jar and shake until well mixed.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.





The fresher the dry ingredients (ranch dressing mix), the better the ranch dressing recipe is going to taste.  I hope this new concoction will help you enjoy your favorite salad dressing or dip even more!

Let me hear from you in the comments about your favorite ranch dressing recipe!


image of ranch dressing recipe and chicken wings

 here’s a healthier hot wings recipe

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  1. March 28, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    I make my own Italian dressing, but my kids love ranch. Going to pin this one for them 🙂 My most recent lunch love is leaving out the dressing altogether and adding fresh guacamole to my salad. So good!

  2. April 8, 2013 / 9:58 am

    I am so glad to see a recipe for Ranch Dressing – we do not have this in SA and it seems very popular! {Pinned to make soon} Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    • October 31, 2013 / 12:51 am

      Let us know how this went, Linda!

  3. March 12, 2018 / 7:12 am

    This looks great! Was just commenting last night that I hadn’t had Ranch Dressing in a long time…this makes me want to try it again!!

    • Shan
      March 12, 2018 / 11:46 am

      Yay, Becki. Let me know what you think!


    • Shan
      March 12, 2018 / 11:46 am

      Same, Rebecca. So tasty and convenient!


  4. March 12, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Hmm this looks yum. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Shan
      March 12, 2018 / 11:47 am

      Thank you, Elsie!


  5. March 13, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Your recipe is definitely more healthy than mine, Shan! I’ll have to give it a try! 🙂

  6. March 13, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I’m always looking for a healthier version of Ranch! Great recipe.

  7. March 13, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    OK, now I’m totally craving chicken wings with ranch! Haha. This looks DELISH!

    • Shan
      March 14, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Haha! Same here now! Enjoy the recipe.


  8. March 13, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I love ranch!! I need to try out this recipe soon!

    • Shan
      March 14, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Us Too! Let me know what you think, Emily!


  9. March 14, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    YUM! I’m addicted to ranch. Gotta try this!

    • Shan
      March 15, 2018 / 6:48 am

      We’re pretty addicted to, Sarah. Yay, let me know what you think!


  10. March 15, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I’m excited to try this! It looks simple enough even for me who has no kitchen skill! Plus my son eats ranch on lots of stuff and I’ll feel better giving him a healthier version. Thanks!

    • Shan
      March 15, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Yay! Yes — super easy, Beka!!!


  11. March 15, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    my husband will love this, sounds great!

    • Shan
      March 16, 2018 / 5:49 am

      Yay, Lizzy! So glad. Let me know what he thinks.


  12. July 26, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Ranch is my favorite dressing! I love this healthier version, definitely trying it soon.

  13. July 27, 2018 / 12:55 am

    To say I love ranch dressing is an understatement. I LOOOOVE ranch dressing!!! I’ve always wanted to make it from scratch. I just pinned this recipe to make w my kids. They love ranch dressing as well. Also, I’m a big fan of using plain yogurt wherever possible!

    • Shan
      July 27, 2018 / 9:57 am

      Awe, Yay! This makes my day, Amy. Have fun with those kiddos!

      much love,

  14. July 27, 2018 / 2:16 am

    This looks great, I love healthier alternatives. I’ll give it a try soon!

  15. Tif
    July 27, 2018 / 7:23 am

    This is great! You’re right I just threw it out since it wasn’t healthy- but I could try this!! Fresh ranch would be great!!

  16. September 25, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    My kids LOVE ranch. Thanks for this recipe!

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