Keto Ranch Dressing is my all-time favourite low carb dressing. Quick and easily made with simple pantry ingredients in just a few minutes. It is s tasty, versatile and is less than 1g net carbs per serve.
Keto Ranch Dressing in a glass jar.

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!

Versatile – a salad dressing or the perfect addition to a casserole or baked dishes. Try it in our Cauliflower Mac and Cheese or the Tuna Mornay.

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!

Thermomix friendly – it can be made easily in your ThermomixMagimix or food processor in no time and with easy cleanup.

Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make them.

The Ingredients

Keto Ranch Dressing Ingredients on a plate.

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

Bouwls of ranch dressing ingredients.

Step 1. Prepare the Homemade Ranch Seasoning. Only 1 tablespoon of the mixture is used in this recipe.

Keto salad dressing getting mixed in a bowl

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

Is Ranch Keto?

This recipe is an almost zero carb keto ranch dressing. Most supermarket brand ranch dressings do contain sugar, canola or seed oils and additives.

How can I make dairy free ranch dressing?

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.

Can I freeze ranch dressing?

You sure can. Simply place it into an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight and stir before using.

Keto Ranch Dressing in a glass jar.

More Recipes to Try

Here are just a few of our free keto recipes that you can use this amazing keto salad dressing in.

  1. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
  2. Smokey Ranch Chicken Salad
  3. Chicken Avocado and Almond Salad
  4. Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad
  5. Keto Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Or for more keto salad dressings

cauliflower mac and cheese in small frying pan

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Keto Ranch Dressing in a glass jar.

Keto Ranch Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing is my all-time favourite low carb dressing. Quick and easily made with simple pantry ingredients in just a few minutes. It is s tasty, versatile and is less than 1g net carbs per serve.
5 from 40 votes!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Dressings, Marinade and Glaze
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 15 serves
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  • 1 cup (1 cup) Mayonnaise (250g) click link for recipe to make your own
  • 1 cup (1 cup) sour cream (250g)
  • 1/4 cup (0.25 cup) water (60g)
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) Keto Ranch Seasoning



  • 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.



Recipe Notes for Keto Ranch Dressing:
  • 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.
  • Greek Yogurt: If you’re comfortable with slightly more carbs, you can use full-fat Greek yogurt as a base or in combination with mayonnaise for added creaminess.
  • Fresh Herbs: Feel free to experiment with other fresh herbs like tarragon or basil to give your ranch dressing a unique twist.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Salad Upgrade: Drizzle the keto ranch dressing over salads featuring mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado. Try it with Arabic Salad or Roasted Pumpkin Salad.
  • Veggie Dip: Serve with a platter of fresh vegetables like celery, carrots, and bell peppers for a satisfying snack.
  • Chicken and Wings: Use as a dipping sauce for grilled or baked chicken and keto-friendly chicken wings.
  • Burger Bliss: Spread onto lettuce-wrapped burgers or use as a topping for bunless burgers.
  • Roasted Veggies: Elevate the flavors of roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or broccoli with a dollop of keto ranch dressing.
Customize keto ranch dressing to suit your preferences and enjoy its creamy goodness on a variety of low-carb dishes.
I use a 15ml tablespoon and 250ml cup for measures. You can use the calculator to convert ounces in a cup if needed. Please note that there is also a conversion from metric to US Customary button under the list of ingredients.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 2mg | Net Carbs: 0g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe 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.

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63 responses to “The Best Keto Ranch Dressing”

  1. Jean

    5 stars
    This keto version of ranch dressing is simply the best and its amazing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good isn’t it Jean.

  2. Linda

    Hi Megan,
    I must be blind as I can’t find the breakdown for individual spices for the Ranch dressing.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Linda, there is a link to the full recipe in the recipe card

  3. Cathy Sexton

    5 stars
    Excellent dressing…but I must be blind…what is the actual serving size? I see the recipe makes 15 servings, but don’t see the serving size? Thanks!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Cathy, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. The serving size is approx 2 tbsp at 40g per serve. There is limitations to the amount of detail I can add in the nutritional panel but is 565g / 15 so roughly around 38g per serve.

  4. Vicki Holroyd

    5 stars
    I live this dressing/sauce. It has now become one of my favourites. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s the bomb

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe Vicki and that you will use it again. I am obviously an unashamed fan and will join you in giving it 5 stars

  5. Vicki Holroyd

    5 stars
    This Is so very lovely, sometimes I forget that it is supposed to go on something, meat ,salad, or even a cracker.
    5 stars

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hahaha! I so know that feeling. I have never felt this way about a dressing as much as I do this one. Thanks for the review Vicki. I am so glad you love the recipe too.

  6. Bec

    5 stars
    This dressing is my life right now!!! Using as a salad dressing, sauce over cooked protein, dipping anything and everything into it!!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha Bec! I know what its like I will have to be making more tomorrow after I finish my fresh batch today lol. So happy you love it and thank you so much for leaving a review.

  7. Renee

    This is the most amazing dressing, we just love it, it’s so versatile and easy to make, try it you will love it

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks so much Renee for leaving such a great review. Most of all though I am just happy you are loving it right now.

  8. Lucy

    5 stars
    This recipe is so dam yum, I ate it off the spoon. So easy and so delicious 😋

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I have to admit I am guilty of that too Lucy. Thanks for the review.

  9. Mia

    5 stars
    Do yourselves a f(l)a our and give this recipe a go. So darn tasty.
    Then progress to the Mac and cheese recipe. I promise you won’t be sorry.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! Thanks Mia.

  10. Rachel

    5 stars
    This is so easy to make and awesomely yummy 😋. The whole family love it and it is so versatile. Def one we have repeated many times

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for leaving a review Rachel. I am so glad you are loving the dressing.

  11. Nicole

    Is is amazing. Love how Megan has also give us the herb/spice mix breakdown. Can now thanks this feel confident to add a touch of pizzazz to other recipes.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Nicole. It’s amazing that something so simple is so tasty.

  12. Jan

    Such an easy delicious recipe, always have a jar in my fridge!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Me too Jan! Thanks for the review and so happy you are enjoying the dressing.

  13. Pam T

    5 stars
    Love this dressing as is or with chilli included even better. Goes with everything, especially anything chicken or egg.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Oooohhh chilli… I must try! I am thinking of blending an avocado in too.

  14. Jenny

    5 stars
    This is the best dressing! So
    easy to make.. its so good you can just eat it off the spoon..

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Absolutely Jenny! It is so good. Thanks for the 5 stars x

  15. Pam T

    Do I love this ranch dressing? You bet I do. Surprise surprise I add chilli to mine and put a generous dollop into my scrambled eggs. It’s superb also with avocado and bacon and roast chicken. In fact any sandwich and oh my goodness just try it mixed with grated cheese and hopped hard boiled egg.
    Yep, definitely a five star job, in fact I’d give it more if I could!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      haha! I think it is pretty spesh too Pam. Definitely at least 5 1/2 stars lol

  16. Denise Williams

    5 stars
    This is amazing it’s now my go to dressing for everything .

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Denise. It is my go to as well

  17. Casey

    The best dressing ever!! Like ever ever. Put it on anything and everything, you won’t be disappointed. If I could give it 10 stars I would!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! It seems a few of you want to rate this higher. Thanks for the review Casey. I do tend to agree that no one should be disappointed.

  18. Maggie Taylor

    My husband, my fussy critic (!!), absolutely loves this recipe on his salads. So easy to make too!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Winning!

  19. Kristy

    This tastes AMAZING & super easy to make.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Kristy. I am so glad you enjoy the recipe.

  20. Lynda W

    5 stars
    This is such a versatile recipe that is super quick and easy to make and we have it with everything. We love the chicken and ranch casserole from the healthy family cook book.
    The ranch dressing is far better than anything you would get in a jar from the shops .
    This is a cracker recipe that you must try!!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Absolutely Lynda. I don’t even like the bottled ones on the shelf in the supermarket but this is a winner.

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