Ranch Dressing

It’s creamy, it’s zesty … it’s Ranch Dressing! This California-inspired delight is surprisingly easy to make at home. Whether you love it drizzled on fresh greens or as a dip for baby carrots, this classic ranch dressing is sure to become a family favorite. Make sure to keep your dressing refrigerated once it’s mixed, and it should last for up to 1 week. Enjoy!


1 cup

Hands-on time:

10 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

10 minutes


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon dry parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dry chives
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring
  • mixing
  • making a dressing


  • measuring cups & spoons
  • medium mixing bowl
  • mason jar with lid


Grown-up steps
  1. In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk, and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, and whisk to combine. Adjust salt to preference.
  3. Pour into a jar or container with a lid and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer before serving to intensify the flavors. Yum!

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