Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

Perhaps the last thing I needed was an even better-tasting Ranch dressing. This copycat of the Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing is fantastic. I know I used too much on my salad. Yes, I added more after this picture, I didn’t want to have photographic proof of my obsession but I just couldn’t stop.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

I definitely recommend making at least a double batch when you make some Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing. It’s crazy good and won’t last at all.

Do not skimp on the fridge time. The dressing needs it to set up. And don’t be surprised if it’s a little thick after resting. Right then it’s perfect for dipping. Perfect for wings, vegetables, chips, whatever. For salads, you might want it a little thinner so just whisk in a bit (like a tablespoon at a time) of buttermilk and see how you like it.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

Perhaps the last thing I needed was an even better-tasting Ranch dressing. This copycat of the Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing is fantastic.
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 210kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Cover bowl and chill dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • If dressing is too thick add a bit of buttermilk (a little at a time) and whisk.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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.

Dill Ranch Salad Dressing

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.
Do 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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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.