Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe Review



Homemade Ranch Dressing……..

Never made it before, never thought I would want to ….BUT I saw it on Pinterest first and added it to my board for recipes I definitely wanted to make!

Why did I want to make my own instead of buy it? Well…….glad you asked!

Let me read you the ingredients listed for Fit & Active Light Ranch Dressing and then you can compare.

Two tablespoons equals 80 calories with 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of  carbs, 2 sugars, and 290 mg of sodium.

Ingredients: water, vegetable oil, buttermilk, maltodextrin, sugar, salt, spices, dried garlic, modified food starch, egg yolk, dried onion, disodium phosphate, artificial color, monosodium glutamate…..must I continue……I think I’d rather not.

I have used and given my children this stuff and I don’t even know what half of those things are in there.

This recipe is simple and easy and all you need is a blender to mix it all up. If you don’t have buttermilk as I didn’t have any on hand, I have a solution for that for you.

Mix one cup of milk with 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, mix it well and let it sit for five minutes. If you don’t have lemon juice you can use vingear. It’s THAT simple.


Additional Note:

  • I used 1/2 cup of the buttermilk and it was a perfect consistency for me, but you might want to use only 1/4 cup and see how you like it. If you want it smoother add more buttermilk.
  • I was a bit heavy on the parsley and mine has a tint of green to it, but the taste is beyond outstanding so the color doesn’t bother me one bit!
  • I was able to make two and half cups of dressing.
  • Using this recipe you can have 1/4 cup which is double what store bought ranch dressing will give you for the calories. A whole lot tastier, no names you can’t pronounce and less calories!
  • I’m not giving you the recipe because I didn’t change anything at all and to give proper credit where credit is due you will find the recipe at Smells Like Home .

Nutrition Info

Servings: 10-1/4 c.

Serving size: 1/4 c. Calories: 101* Fat: 9* Fiber: 0g* carbs: 4g* Protein: 1g* Points+: 3*

Sugar-Free Mom’s Review Rating

  1. Taste: A+
  2. Prep time/Cook time: A+
  3. Family Friendly:A- (They weren’t crazy about the green tint, but that was my fault, they still loved the taste)
  4. Weight Loss Friendly: A+


My oldest said my Homemade Chicken Nuggets would be yummy to have with this dip!

Have you made your own ranch dressing?


    • Brenda says

      Its in the post. The link says I did not create the recipe so I’m giving credit to the site that did and linked it directly back to them, Smells Like Home.

  1. says

    Great to hear that you and your family loved this dressing! It’s so insanely easy to whip up whenever and goes great with so many things (chicken nuggets too!).

  2. says

    To answer your question…yes, but not often enough! I did make it over Thanksgiving to serve as a dip for our veggie tray. This looks delicious!! I love your pics!

    • Brenda says

      Thanks Aggie! I’m REALLY trying to improve my pics! But coming from you who takes awesome ones that’s a great compliment!

  3. Whitney says

    I made this about 15 minutes ago and it’s AMAZING. I was so bummed when I found out most ranch contains sugar (I started a refined sugar/gluten free diet a month ago. This is even better I think! I can’t wait to chill it and try it with some veggies. Thank you for the share and the review!!


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