If you know me then you know this keto ranch dressing is a recipe, I use a lot. Check the recipes below for more ways to use ranch dressing in cooking.
Why We Love this Recipe
Easy keto salad dressing recipes are so good! Whipped up in no time and they can really make the simplest of meals taste so much better. I love this dressing for all the reasons below and more!
Low carb – This super easy keto ranch dressing is less than 1g net carbs per serve.
Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients found in most pantries. All simple keto supermarket ingredients.
Quick and easy – There is very little active preparation and cooking time involved, and the steps are quick and simple!
Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make them.
Keto Ranch Dressing is so easy to make. The beauty is that you most likely have all these ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now.
First, we make the Ranch Seasoning (Ranch Spice Mix). I make this in a batch and keep it in the pantry to use in baking as well. It is so easy to make.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Ingredients
Here is all you need to make a quick and simple (and low carb) ranch seasoning at home.
- Dried dill
- Dried parsley
- Dried chives
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
To make the ranch dressing you just need to add one tablespoon of the herbs and spices above to
- Sour cream
- Mayonnaise – use the link to make your own mayonnaise without all the nasties.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Prepare the Homemade Ranch Seasoning. Only 1 tablespoon of the mixture is used in this recipe.
Step 2. Simply mix all the salad dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
To make the keto ranch dressing in a thermal cooker just place all the ingredients into the mixer and mix 30 sec/speed 4.
Ways to Use Homemade Ranch Dressing
Aside from using keto ranch dressing as a simple salad dressing, it can be used in baking, casseroles, and sauces. Personally, I tend to make up a double batch of dressing and use it in my cooking throughout the week.
In The Healthy Family Keto Cookbook, I used it as part of the creamy sauce in the Chicken Ranch Casserole. In place of an egg wash in the Garlic Parmesan Tenders. A sauce in Swiss Chicken and just a straight up dressing in salads.
Think of this homemade ranch dressing as a dressing and a tangy creamy sauce. Mix it in with mashed cauliflower or any meal that goes well with a bit of creaminess, acid and spices.
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe is an almost zero carb keto ranch dressing. Most supermarket brand ranch dressings do contain sugar, canola or seed oils and additives.
Yes, you can. In this recipe simply swap the sour cream for a dairy-free sour cream or nut milk. If you prefer a vegan keto ranch dressing then replace the mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise.
You sure can. Simply place it into an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight and stir before using.
More Recipes to Try
Here are just a few of our free keto recipes that you can use this amazing keto salad dressing in.
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Smokey Ranch Chicken Salad
- Chicken Avocado and Almond Salad
- Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad
- Keto Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Or for more keto salad dressings
- Keto Buffalo Blue Cheese Dressing
- Keto Big Mac Sauce
- Keto Caesar Dressing
- Peri Peri Sauce
- Smokey Bacon Jam
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Keto Ranch Dressing
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Transfer to an airtight jar.
- Place all the ingredients into the mixer; mix 30 sec/speed 4.
- Mayonnaise: Opt for sugar-free and low-carb mayonnaise as the base of the dressing.
- Sour Cream: Choose full-fat and low-carb sour cream for creaminess and tanginess.
- Fresh Herbs: Chopped parsley, dill, and chives bring the classic ranch flavor to life.
- Garlic and Onion Powder: For that signature savory taste without the carbs.
- Dijon Mustard: Use a sugar-free Dijon mustard to enhance flavor and texture.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds tanginess and balances the richness of the dressing.
- Heavy Cream (Optional): If desired, a small amount can be added to enhance creaminess.
- Salt and Pepper: Season to taste, keeping in mind your dietary preferences.
- Store the keto ranch dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- It can typically be kept for up to a week. Stir well before each use.
Your Own Notes
Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook Keto, Keto Loco, The Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.
Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017. After a long cooking career Megan simply swapped her “foodie focus” to easy keto recipes. Her keto Australian recipes all include both metric and US customary measures so that everyone can enjoy them.
Megan also makes all the recipes suitable for conventional cooks, Thermomix recipes and thermal cookers e.g. Magimix recipes.
63 responses to “The Best Keto Ranch Dressing”
This is SO GOOD!
Loved making this keto ranch dressing and much healthier than the store-bought versions. I made some keto chicken nuggets and loved dipping them into this dressing. Great recipe.
happy to find a low carb ranch dressing that tastes so good.
This is such a super easy and absolutely amazing recipe. I will never buy Ranch dressing in a bottle. Thank you for sharing.
Amazing easy recipe. So creamy and I add this to my keto wrap all the time
Love this dressing! It is so easy and SO delicious! Thank you! 🙂
This dressing is so good. I love how thick it is, it makes a great dip!
I love how easy this keto ranch dressing was to make! It was so delicious! I don’t think I can live without my ranch, it’s an American staple after all!
This dressing was so easy to make and delicious! Never buying ranch again!
I love a good dressing recipe this sounds super easy and yummy. Can’t wait to give it a try.
I love making homemade dressings! Does keto ranch dressing is easy and perfect for summer meals!
So good – this keto version is delicious and tasty and perfect with so many things!