Dill Ranch Salad Dressing

Anita and I recently spent a few days at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa. We had such a wonderful time there. One of the biggest highlights was the buffet. Normally when you think buffet you think low quality food, mostly pre-made. Oh that’s definitely not the case at the DreamMore. Everything was made from scratch and everything was out-of-this-world delicious.

One of the things I loved the most, interestingly enough, was the house-made dill Ranch salad dressing. It was delicious. I could’ve just drank it out of the bottle. I knew instantly that I had to make some when I got home. Now, this version is mighty good, too, but I’m pretty sure that the DreamMore version used fresh herbs (they had a nice herb garden right outside of the restaurant). Even still, this is delicious and a perfect alternative to ‘normal’ Ranch.
Dill Ranch Salad DressingDo not be tempted to rush the 1 hour rest time that this dill Ranch salad dressing needs. Those dry herbs need time to make the dressing happy. I really love dill so I added a bit more than the recipe calls for.

Also try my herby Ranch dressing.

Dill Ranch Salad Dressing

Do not be tempted to rush the one hour rest time that this dill Ranch salad dressing needs. Those dry herbs need time to make the dressing happy. 
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 846kcal
Author Mike


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk plus more as needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Whisk together all ingredients.
  • Add more milk (a little at a time) if you want the dressing to be thinner. Don't go crazy with it, though.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Stir again before serving.


Calories: 846kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1581IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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