My husband and I recently switched from PC’s to the new MacBook Airs.  You might be wondering what the heck this has to do with Ranch dressing?  Well, in the sheer giddiness of the switch over (I am LOVING my Mac!!!) I forgot to transfer my calendar reminders.  So when I received the email from my friend confirming that we were still set for her family to come over for dinner I went into a semi blind panic since I was none to prepared to host a dinner party!  With less than 3 hours to whip something up I thanked my lucky stars that I had some frozen turkey meat and made some meatballs (recipe here) and sliced up some fingerling potatoes (recipe coming soon) for dinner.  Then my downfall, I had just used up the last of my BBQ sauce (recipe here) and had nothing to actually serve with the meatballs as a sauce.  As I opened my fridge I noticed a half used container of buttermilk that I had recently used to make a skillet cornbread (recipe here) - and that is how my ranch recipe was born!  I did not use a recipe to make this dressing…I went completely by taste when adding ingredients.  Everyone seems to have their own opinion of what makes a good ranch so as you make your ranch feel free to add a little of this or that to make it your own signature dressing!


  • 1 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt cheese (recipe here)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried chives


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.  Yup, it’s really that simple!

Nutritional Info:

Makes 14 servings.

Serving size 2 tablespoons.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 12.5, Cal. from Fat: 2, Total Fat: <.5g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 36mg, Chol: 1mg


The ranch dressing got 2 thumbs up from everyone at my dinner party.  The next day my husband had some of the leftover meatballs for lunch and put some of the ranch dressing on them.  He couldn’t believe it was the same dressing from the previous night.  He actually asked if I had made a new dressing!  As it turns out this dressing is good when you first make it and even better the next day!

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  1. Sarah says:

    I’m glad that we contributed to a new recipe here! Thanks for having us over. We all enjoyed it!

    • Sarah says:

      It was great to see you all! The kids had a great time too! I wish you could have tasted the ranch dressing the next day - it really wasn’t the same. I couldn’t believe how much better it was!


  2. trude wofford says:

    This ranch sounds wonderful, my son Keegan, is a ranch junkie and this may be just what I need

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Trude,

      My daughters name is Keegan!!! She’s a lover of pizza sauce though! I hope your son enjoys the clean version!



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