Homemade Ranch Dip is a classic recipe that everyone should make! We love making it at home because it uses simple pantry staples and there are no preservatives like there is in the store-bought version. Make up a big batch of ranch seasoning and keep it in the fridge and whip up this easy dip recipe whenever you want.
There are so many options for dipping in ranch dip, but a few of our favorites are carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes or potato chips. Once you make ranch dip at home you’ll never go back to the store-bought ranch dip!
Easy Homemade Ranch Dip!
Cool and creamy Homemade Ranch Dip comin’ at you today! We are all about dips at our house whether it’s for a party with friends and family or just regular Tuesday. I always have some kind of dippable concoction tucked in the fridge for the family to snack on like Texas Caviar, Homemade Salsa or Garden Vegetable Spread. This Ranch Dip is another favorite (my family is ranch crazy!) and it’s a seriously easy dip to make. Does your family love ranch as much as mine does? If so, you’re going to want to make this dip!
What I love best about this dip (besides the fact that it’s delicious!) is that it’s made with real ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry. No store-bought ranch seasoning packet required! When you make your own homemade ranch dip you get all the tangy savory flavor without all of the preservatives and other “additives” that are in the store-bought version. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about shortcuts in the kitchen, but this ranch dip is so easy to make from scratch there’s no reason to buy those little packets. Are you with me? I know you’re going to love this dip! But, first things first…
Why is it called Ranch?
This ranch dip is a variation of ranch dressing, which (and you probably know this!) is a very popular salad dressing made with buttermilk and spices. It was actually created by a man and his wife who owned a dude ranch called Hidden Valley Ranch in California and they sold so much of their “ranch” dressing to their customers that they created a company and called it – you guessed it – Hidden Valley Ranch! I don’t know about you, but I always thought Hidden Valley Ranch was a made-up place!
Ranch dip is very similar to ranch dressing except it’s thicker so you can scoop it up with veggies or chips. There are many variations, but my favorite way to make it is with sour cream because I think it creates a perfect texture for scooping!
What is Ranch Dip made of?
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- dried parsley
- onion powder
- dried chives
- garlic powder
- dill weed
- sea salt
- sour cream
How do I make Ranch Dip?
Combine the parsley, onion and garlic powders, dill weed, salt and pepper, add the sour cream, stir and it’s done! So easy, right?
I recommend chilling it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors have a chance to develop. This ranch dip is great to make ahead because it keeps well for up to week as long as it’s stored in an airtight container. Plus, the longer it has to sit the more flavorful it will be!
Quick Tips and Tricks to make the BEST Ranch Dip!
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Is ranch dressing and ranch dip the same?
Ranch dip and ranch dressing are made with the same kind of seasonings, but their consistency is different. Ranch dressing has a thinner consistency to make it easy to pour over salads. Ranch dip is thicker to make it easier to scoop it with chips or veggies.
How long does homemade ranch dip last?
Homemade ranch dip will last up to a week in the refrigerator. Be sure to store it in an airtight container!
What do I serve with ranch dip?
I love to pile a bunch of snacks and veggies on a serving platter with a big bowl of ranch dip on the side. Here are some ideas for you to try!
- Carrot sticks
- Celery sticks
- Sliced cucumbers
- Broccoli and Cauliflower florets
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Sliced bell peppers
- Potato chips
- Pita wedges
- Tortilla chips
Can I use Greek Yogurt in this?
Yes, you can substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream in this ranch dip. Depending on how thick your yogurt is, your dip might be a little thinner.
Can I use mayonnaise in this?
You can add mayonnaise to this ranch dip! My recommendation is to replace some of the sour cream (not all of it!) with the amount of mayo that suits your tastes. The mayo will add more richness.
You’ll never go back to store-bought ranch dip after you give this homemade one a try! Once you’ve tried this cool and creamy Homemade Ranch Dip be sure to check out some of my other favorite dip recipes or some of our other ranch-flavored recipes!
More easy Dip Recipes!
Dips are a great go-to appetizer for parties when you need a quick treat for a party. Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy dip recipes that are party friendly!
More Ranch Flavored Recipes!
Love ranch as much as we do? Then you will love these side dishes, appetizers and main dishes that are flavored with ranch!
- Crock Pot Ranch Mushrooms
- Crack Potatoes
- Ranch Pretzels
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Breasts
- Ranch Ground Chicken Burger
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Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried chives
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 16 oz sour cream
- Combine all the dry ingredients. Stir in sour cream and mix until combined
- We recommend chilling for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors have time to meld together.
- Store leftovers in refrigerator.