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Ruth’s Chris’ Ranch Dressing — Super Easy. Super Delish!

Recently, on a random Tuesday, Miles and I decided to uber over to Ruth’s Chris overlooking Ronald Regan National Airport — or as it will always be known to me: National. I thought it was kinda whimsical and a little decadent to go to a high-end steakhouse on a Tuesday.

Obviously we ordered steak, but for some reason that night I had a hankering for Ranch Dressing. So glad I did! Miles and I ordered the chopped salad with Ranch. It was sooo delicious! I told the waiter I was going to go home and search for the recipe online. I could already picture myself googling: ruth’s chris copycat ranch dressing!

He laughed and said, “Not necessary. I’ll tell you what it is.” I was reaching for my iPhone to write down the recipe when I hear, “buttermilk, mayonnaise, and Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning.” Huh? Could it be that simple?

I got a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch. Ordered some buttermilk from the farm. Delicious. Easy. Homemade. And no matter how easy a homemade dressing is, it always impresses!

Ruth’s Chris’ Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Here’s what you’ll need ->

This is going to be an embarrassingly simple step by step ->

Hellman’s Mayonnaise (one cup) in the bowl.

Buttermilk (one cup) in the bowl.

Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packet . . . you guessed it . . . in the bowl!

Wisk wisk wisk until it’s all combined.

Place in a storage container with a lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so it comes together and thickens-up.

Super easy. Super Delish!

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Ruth's Chris Ranch Dressing

*Homemade* Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Holtzman


  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch's Buttermilk Ranch Packet (0.4 oz packet that makes 16 fl oz)
  • 1 cup Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Buttermilk Ranch


  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. 

  2. Whisk together all ingredients until well combined.

  3. Pour dressing into a container with a lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving so the dressing will thicken-up. 

  4. Before serving shake or stir well. 

Enjoy! xxx  – Aunt Jenjen

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