The Best Homemade Ranch Dip



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The best homemade ranch dip recipe made with sour cream and mayo. This quick and easy ranch dip is perfect for veggies!

The name speaks for itself! When it’s party time 🎉 and I’m responsible for bringing an appetizer, I will always be brining the ranch dip. Whether it’s with veggies, chips, or these incredible Fried Pickles, the ranch dip is going to be making an appearance.

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If you’re looking for the perfect dip for your next party – this is it! (Pssst…. if you’re also looking for the perfect ranch to dip your pizza in, use this one! Any other ranch pizza dippers out there?)

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the best ranch dip ingredients:

The secret to making the best comes down to using quality of ingredients along with the right ratio of seasonings.

You’ll need:

  • Mayo – I like to use Hellman’s Mayo
  • Sour Cream – I like to use the Daisy brand. I do not recommend using a reduced fat option for this.


  • Dill
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Chives (or fresh or a combination of dried and fresh)
  • Dried Parsley
  • Coarse pepper
  • Salt
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can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Ranch dip ahead of time. In fact, you will want to make it ahead of time! You will want this to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour but a day or two ahead of time is great. If you’d like to garnish it with fresh chives, wait until just before serving to add the green onions. Of course the garnish is optional! Most often I leave off the garnish unless I’m entertaining. There is almost always a bowl of this ranch dip in my refrigerator all week long!

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Double or triple the recipe for serving large crowds!

more ranch recipes to try

I’m from the midwest where ranch goes with just about anything and everything. Here are some of my favorite recipes that you gotta try:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Baked Ranch Chicken

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Bacon Cheese and Ranch Pull Apart Bread

Prior to making my own, I was brand loyal to using Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Packets. But once you try this recipe, you won’t go back!

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The Best Homemade Ranch Dip

The best homemade ranch dip recipe made with sour cream and mayo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill


  • In a large bowl combine mayonnaise and sour cream.
  • Add in garlic powder, dried parsley, dried chives, coarse black pepper, salt and dried dill.
  • Stir until all ingredients are combined well.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
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Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!