Rohnda's Best Ranch Dressing | My Montana Kitchen (2024)

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Rich and creamy, this Homemade Ranch Dressing will be the best you have ever tasted. This is the only kind of Ranch Dressing that we eat in my home!

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This recipe is low carb, keto friendly, gluten free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Recipe.

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This delicious Homemade Ranch Recipe is not original with me. Rohnda, (who is the photographer behind the beautiful Trim Healthy Mama cookbooks) is closing her own blog, and offered her recipes for others to post so they would not be lost.

(She has agreed to let me use her photos until I can photograph my own.)

It is such an honor for me to feature her Ranch Dressing here on My Montana Kitchen. If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, you are probably already familiar with her recipe.

This ranch dressing was featured in the very first Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, and has since become a staple in many homes.

I have referred people to Rohnda's Ranch over and over again. Not everyone has the cookbook, so I am so happy to preserve it here on this blog.

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The Best Homemade Ranch Dressing

My husband enjoys Ranch probably more than any other person I have met. When we first got married, I would only buy Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, because that was THE brand.

It didn't take very long for my own tastebuds to change, and I, too, began to scorn the off-brands. Ha!

But one day (after I began my Trim Healthy Mama journey), I decided to try this homemade ranch from Rohnda.

I was amazed as soon as I tasted it, so I gave it to my husband for the true test.

Waiting . . . with bated breath . . . he declared it was amazing! (Whew!)

Now, I never buy Ranch dressing at the store for our family, I just make my own! This truly is the Best Ranch Dressing!

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And it is so much healthier than any store-bought dressing I have found! No weird, un-pronounceable ingredients here! All things that you can find at your local grocery store!

Here are Rohnda's own words, giving a bit of background to her recipe!

"There was a time when nearly every Friday afternoon you could find 3 friends with a dozen or so kids having taco salad together and enjoying a marvelous time. I miss those sweet friends and good times. But in all my beautiful memories, I can’t seem to remember who came up with the Ranch Dressing recipe that we all still use to this day."

"It has become the recipe that is requested from me the most and so I thought for posterity’s sake and for the ease of sharing, I would post this gem of a dressing recipe for the world to see."

"It is so simple that a child could do it, so tasty that your husband will love it, and so fresh and cost effective that you may be ruined for store bought Ranch forever."

This makes a rather thick dressing. You may thin it with water, vinegar, or almond milk to your desired pour-ability.

I (Sarah) usually thin my dressing with a bit of unsweetened almond milk to make it a bit more "pourable."

This dressing is a wonderful topping for salad, raw vegetables, pickles, pizza, hot wings, … the list goes on. You can even use it to dip your Bacon Pickle Fries!

Use yourimagination!

But if you are planning to let your imagination run wild, you may want to double the recipe!

Ingredients for Rohnda's Best Ranch Dressing

Rich and creamy, this Homemade Ranch Dressing will be the best you have ever tasted.

¾ Cup of Mayonaise

1 Clove of Garlic, Crushed (or ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder)

½ Cup Plain, Fat Free Greek Yogurt (if you do not wish to use yogurt, you can use more mayonnaise)

1 Teaspoon Parsley Flakes

½ Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion

½ Teaspoon Salt

Dash of Black Pepper

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Rohnda's Best Ranch Dressing | My Montana Kitchen (2024)


What is the ranch dressing that restaurants use? ›

I work in a restaurant and the ranch we serve is hidden valley ranch. Although, you can buy it in the bottle or you can buy the package and make it yourself, the two taste a lot different. We actually make it fresh with the package (it's so much better that way) and you can do that at home.

Why is restaurant ranch dressing so good? ›

Even when a restaurant does start with premade ranch, they will often fold in extra fresh herbs, and maybe even more buttermilk, to lighten and bring in some brighter flavors that can be lost in shelf-stable bottling.

Who makes the original ranch dressing? ›

Steve Hansen invented ranch dressing in the 1950s. Ranch dressing has taken over as one of the most beloved condiments in America, with 40% of Americans naming it as their favorite salad dressing.

Who makes Hooters ranch dressing? ›

Naturally Fresh, Inc. is a producer of dressings, sauces, marinades, dips, oils, and vinegar. The company also manufactures dressings, sauces and dips for a number of different restaurants and institutions, including Hooters.

Why does Hidden Valley Ranch taste different? ›

The ranch packet has a fresher taste, because you add your own mayo and milk. Even though all the herbs and spices in the mix are dried, they rehydrate quickly and leave you with a product that feels homemade. This version of Hidden Valley Ranch is more flavorful than the bottled version and much, much thicker.

Why is Jet's ranch so good? ›

The flavor is obviously incredible, and what makes it superior to other ranch dressings is that it tastes fresh. So many of these chains have pre-packaged ranch that is lame and uninspiring, but Jet's tastes like they make it at their store, even if its not.

What is the most expensive ranch dressing? ›

This bottle's no joke. It's covered in 75 carats' worth of jewels, making it valued at $35,000. You could almost buy three brand-new Nissan Versas for that. But Hidden Valley knows you can't put a price tag on love, be it the holy matrimony kind or the condiment-you-drizzle-on-everything variety.

What dressing is better than ranch? ›

Generally speaking, the healthiest salad dressing will be a vinaigrette like balsamic or oil and vinegar, while Caesar, ranch or anything with the word “creamy” will be the unhealthiest.

What state eats the most ranch dressing? ›

Despite its pretty mainstream popularity, though, it only ranked number one in one state: Iowa. What the hell? Are people not eating enough chicken wings or something? Or are they dipping those in Ranch now, too?

Why are stores out of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing? ›

Clorox, Hidden Valley's parent company, is dealing with a cyberattack that has affected the dressing's production. So stores for months have had trouble stocking what some people call America's favorite dressing.

What company owns Hidden Valley Ranch dressing? ›

These twists on the original are all from Hidden Valley Ranch, the nation's biggest brand of ranch dressing. And they are part of a strategy by the brand's parent company, Clorox, to dominate the condiments aisle.

Is there a real Hidden Valley Ranch? ›

Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing was developed in the late 1950s by real ranchers, Steve and Gayle Henson. The Hidden Valley® Guest Ranch is located near Santa Barbara in California and was favored by visitors who wanted to enjoy the natural surroundings.

What is the ranch at Wingstop uses? ›

WingStop makes its own special blend of ranch dressing using mayonnaise, buttermilk, and ranch seasoning.

What does Mcdonald's use for ranch? ›

Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Water, Cultured Low Fat Buttermilk, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less: Sea Salt, Garlic Puree, Whey Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Modified Guar Gum, Black Pepper, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Salt, Parsley ...

What kind of ranch is Chick Fil A ranch? ›

A creamy buttermilk ranch sauce with savory garlic, onion and herb flavors. Nutrition information is calculated using standard product formulations and incorporates multiple data sources.

What is the difference between Homestyle and Original Hidden Valley Ranch? ›

A: I found flavor is pretty much the same but the new original container I just got has more salt: homestyle 45 mg vs original 60 mg. I can taste the difference. Great product for either version.


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