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!

Ranch Roasted Potatoes
bowl of crispy ranch roast potatoes
Looking for an easy side dish? These Roasted Ranch Potatoes are the BEST! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them!
Bacon Ranch Dip
bowl of bacon ranch dip with scallions and potato chips
Bacon and ranch collide into one delicious chip dip with this easy Bacon Ranch Dip recipe!
Ranch Chex Mix
ranch chex mix in a black bowl
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!
Ranch Bacon Cheese Fries
close up of ranch bacon cheese fries
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.
Ranch Pasta Salad
ranch pasta salad in a serving bowl
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!
Ranch Grilled Chicken
white plate of grilled chicken
Fire up the grill and make this delicious and juicy Ranch Grilled Chicken for dinner tonight! The best part? You only need 5 ingredients!
Ranch Oyster Crackers
A bowl of ranch oyster crackers
Ranch fanatics will fall in love with these EASY Ranch Oyster Crackers! With butter, ranch seasoning and crackers, you have yourself a delicious snack!
Ranch Meatballs
bowl of ranch cocktail meatballs
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!
Juicy Ranch Burgers
A close up of a hamburger on a plate
No time for boring burgers after you've tried this Ranch Burgers recipe! Only 3 ingredients, plus your favorite burger toppings!
Ranch Salmon
A plate of salmon with rice
Looking for an simple weeknight meal with minimal ingredients? This easy Ranch Salmon is it!
Ranch Rice
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
Calling all ranch fanatics! This Ranch Rice is super easy to make and adds fun flavor to your meals. No more boring rice recipes!
Ranch Butter
A close up of roll with butter
Ranch butter is easy homemade seasoned butter perfect for taking any dish using regular butter to the next level. Baked potatoes, pasta, seafood & poultry!
Creamy Ranch Potatoes
creamy ranch mashed potatoes
These creamy ranch mashed potatoes, with sour cream and fresh herbs, will quickly become your new favorite side dish.
Ranch Kale Chips
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 are a quick and easy 3 ingredient kale chips recipe that offer a tasty and healthy alternative to other chips and snacks. 
Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
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 take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they’re an easy and delicious fall snack!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipes

Homemade Ranch Dressing
close up of salad dressings in a glass jar
You just can't beat homemade salad dressing, and this Homemade Ranch Dressing is one of the best! Simple ingredients and quick to make.
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
chipotle ranch dressing pouring on to a salad
Add some zing to your homemade ranch with this Chipotle Ranch Dressing recipe! Made with only 4 simple ingredients.
Homemade Ranch Mix
A bowl of dry spices
If you're a ranch lover, This EASY Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is just what you need. You just can't beat homemade dressing!
Healthy Ranch Dressing
bowl of ranch dressing
No need to worry about the extra calories when enjoying this Healthy Ranch Dressing. Made with Greek yogurt and avocado!
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!

More homemade dressing recipes you’ll love:

Non-Creamy Caesar Dressing
A lighter version of the creamy favorite: Caesar Dressing! 
Dijon Lime Salad Dressing
Dijon Lime Salad Dressing in a white bowl with a spoon next to it
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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