19+ Recipes for Ranch Fanatics

Whether you like to use ranch as a dipping sauce, salad dressing or flavor boost for a dinner recipe, you are going to love these BEST Ranch Recipes!

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Aside from maybe Italian dressing or blue cheese, ranch has got to be the most popular dressing. Although, it might be a regional thing. Is ranch super popular where you live?

I think one of the reasons it’s so beloved is because it’s far from being just a salad dressing. You can incorporate ranch dressing (or dry ranch seasoning) into SO many different recipes!

You can easily add ranch flavors into a side dish like rice or potatoes, marinade or season your burgers, chicken or fish with it, or even simply dip some veggies or wings into it. The options are endless! Creamy dressings are able to be used in so many ways.

But let’s start with the basics. What is ranch dressing really made from? Hidden Valley Ranch is full of preservatives that things that help make it shelf stable. But next time make it homemade! That way you can customize it to your liking and there’s no yucky, unpronounceable ingredients.

The base of buttermilk ranch dressing is generally made with, you guessed it, buttermilk, sour cream or mayonnaise. However, you can also use plain yogurt or sour cream as a regular milk substitute. As far as the herbs for ranch salad dressing, it’s usually a combination of parsley, fresh dill and thyme. You can also use dry herbs if that’s all you have on hand.

We also like to add black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to yours. Fresh lemon juice or white vinegar adds a nice fresh, tangy flavor. But that’s the great thing about homemade salad dressings. You can add anything you’d like for the best flavor.

For a thinner dressing (a more pourable dressing,) you can add a little more whole milk to your dressing.

No matter what way you use it, as a dip for buffalo wings or on top of a green salad, ranch is delicious! Use these awesome ranch recipes for some inspiration to get you started!

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Ranch Roasted Potatoes

4.22 from 19 votes
Looking for an easy side dish? These Roasted Ranch Potatoes are the BEST! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them!
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bowl of bacon ranch dip with scallions and potato chips

Bacon Ranch Dip

4.59 from 12 votes
Bacon and ranch collide into one delicious chip dip with this easy Bacon Ranch Dip recipe!
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Ranch Chex Mix

4.61 from 63 votes
If you're looking for a delicious snack that is easy to make, look no further than this zesty Ranch Chex Mix! With only three ingredients, it simply can't be beat!
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Ranch Bacon Cheese Fries

4.32 from 22 votes
Crispy fries tossed with Ranch seasoning topped with a trio of freshly shredded cheese, crumbled bacon and scallions. Serve Ranch sauce on the side or drizzling on top.
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Ranch Pasta Salad

4.75 from 12 votes
You won't go back to regular pasta salad after you've tried this delicious Ranch Pasta Salad recipe! It's easy to make with simple ingredients!
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Ranch Grilled Chicken

4.59 from 36 votes
Fire up the grill and make this delicious and juicy Ranch Grilled Chicken for dinner tonight! The best part? You only need 5 ingredients!
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Ranch Oyster Crackers

4.28 from 11 votes
Ranch fanatics will fall in love with these EASY Ranch Oyster Crackers! With butter, ranch seasoning and crackers, you have yourself a delicious snack!
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Ranch Meatballs

4.59 from 12 votes
With simple ingredients and 35 minutes, you can make these delicious EASY Ranch Meatballs for dinner! A great way to spice up your spaghetti and meatballs!
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Juicy Ranch Burgers

4.75 from 56 votes
No time for boring burgers after you've tried this Ranch Burgers recipe! Only 3 ingredients, plus your favorite burger toppings!
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Ranch Salmon

4.35 from 29 votes
Looking for an simple weeknight meal with minimal ingredients? This easy Ranch Salmon is it!
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This EASY Ranch Rice recipe is a super versatile side dish that will add gentle flavor to any dinner you are serving. A great way to use a pantry staple! #ranchrice #ricerecipes #ranchricerecipe #easyricerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Ranch Rice

4.23 from 185 votes
Calling all ranch fanatics! This Ranch Rice is super easy to make and adds fun flavor to your meals. No more boring rice recipes!
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Ranch Butter

4.58 from 7 votes
Ranch butter is easy homemade seasoned butter perfect for taking any dish using regular butter to the next level. Baked potatoes, pasta, seafood & poultry!
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Creamy Ranch Potatoes

4.89 from 9 votes
These creamy ranch mashed potatoes, with sour cream and fresh herbs, will quickly become your new favorite side dish.
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Ranch Kale Chips are a quick and easy 3 ingredient kale chips recipe that offer a tasty and healthy alternative to other chips and snacks. #ranchkalechips #kalechipsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Ranch Kale Chips

4.78 from 18 votes
Ranch Kale Chips are a quick and easy 3 ingredient kale chips recipe that offer a tasty and healthy alternative to other chips and snacks. 
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Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

5 from 10 votes
Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they’re an easy and delicious fall snack!
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipes

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

5 from 8 votes
You just can't beat homemade salad dressing, and this Homemade Ranch Dressing is one of the best! Simple ingredients and quick to make.
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Chipotle Ranch Dressing

4.53 from 48 votes
Add some zing to your homemade ranch with this Chipotle Ranch Dressing recipe! Made with only 4 simple ingredients.
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Homemade Ranch Mix

4.46 from 11 votes
If you're a ranch lover, This EASY Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is just what you need. You just can't beat homemade dressing!
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Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe

4.73 from 11 votes
No need to worry about the extra calories when enjoying this Healthy Ranch Dressing. Made with Greek yogurt and avocado!
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Cilantro Avocado Ranch Dressing

Cilantro Avocado Ranch Dressing – Ready in 5 minutes and packed with flavor with avocado and fresh cilantro, this dressing is really easy to make!
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More homemade dressing recipes you’ll love:

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Non-Creamy Caesar Dressing

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A lighter version of the creamy favorite: Caesar Dressing! 
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Dijon Lime Salad Dressing

4.69 from 16 votes
Dijon Lime Salad Dressing is an easy homemade salad dressing with citrus flavors and tangy Dijon mustard. Use on your favorite salad, as a marinade or on grilled or roasted vegetables.
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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