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How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Creamy, flavorful, rich, glistening Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing that is addicting and good on absolutely everything. Look no further to learn how to make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing.

How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Restaurant Ranch Dressing

How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with Packet

It really couldn’t be easier and the recipe is right on the back of the box BUT in case you threw the box away or didn’t quite understand what to do, I’m here to show you. You can do it! It’s EASY!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Mayo – Use a good one! We prefer Dukes, Hellmans or Aldi Brand Mayo (Blue Plate is also good).
  • Milk – A whole milk is best, but if you must, use what you have to.
  • Packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (3 Tbs out of the large bottle). Don’t use an off brand.
loaded ranch dip on a chip scooped from bowl

Special Equipment

You won’t need any special equipment, a bowl, fork and a jar will work BUT I love using a good whisk and the right size bowl makes a difference!

Give one of these a try.

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This whisk work great.

PRO TIP: Whisks with a more balloon end give more air to your recipe, which is generally what you want.

This bowl set is awesome because it has a spout, a small handle and some grippers on the bottom of the bowl to hold steady on the counter.

PRO TIP: Always look for bowls whose handles don’t take up so much room in your cabinets and that aren’t so heavy. Room is always at a premium in the cabinet and once you get a batter or something in the bowl, it makes it so much heavier!

Here’s How It’s Done

It is so easy!

  • Pour it all in
  • Mix it together
  • Let it set in the fridge for a bit to thicken and marry.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze This Salad Dressing?

No, you can not freeze it because it has mayo in it and will separate when you take it out of the freezer. Looks so gross!

How Long Does this Last?

This mix is going to last about 5-7 days if you keep it covered in the fridge. Toss it after that.

How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt

If you have Greek Yogurt on hand, you can make this dressing. Substitute it for the Mayonnaise in the recipe. You may find that the resulting dressing is a little thicker than you like.

If it is too thick, simply add more milk and thin it down to the consistency you prefer.

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Ingredients

You might want to know what kind of voodoo makes a dressing taste so good? On one hand yes and on the other, who cares, just let me drink it! Right?

According to my packet, here are the ingredients.

  • Maltodextrine
  • Buttermilk
  • Salt
  • MSG
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Lactic Acid
  • Calcium Lactate
  • Spices
  • Citric Acid
  • And other things that I just am not sure about but are less than 1%

Hidden Valley Ranch Instructions

The instructions are so very simple.

  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Serve.
  • See the recipe box below for specifics.

Tips and Tricks

There are a few tips and tricks for great Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and here they are…

  • If you want to add more flavor, use buttermilk instead of milk in the recipe.
  • Kick up the final recipe by adding some chopped fresh chives. The color and flavor is beautiful.
  • Allow the whole thing to sit in the fridge for about an hour or more to thicken.
  • If the resulting recipe is thicker than you prefer, simply add more milk to the recipe to thin it.
  • Always mix it well or shake well before using so that the ingredients get a remix and any settling is shaken up.
  • Ranch dressing is literally wonderful on everything! Use it on pizza, eggs, meats, veggies, breads, everything.

PRO TIP: To make a dip, mix sour cream with the powder and then thin to desired level with milk.

Watch Sarah Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

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How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Perfect, creamy wonderful and delicious on everything, you'll love knowing how to make hidden valley ranch dressing
5 from 9 votes
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Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make hidden valley ranch dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and whisk briskly.
  • Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes and mix will thicken slightly.
  • Pour into the container you wish to keep the dressing in, cover tightly and refrigerate.

Notes

  • You can use mayonnaise substitute if you desire, but the end results will not be the same.
  • Any kind of mayonnaise will work but do not use miracle whip salad dressing as that is a different flavor.
  • Substitute skim, 2% or 1/2 % milk if that is what you feel you need to do, but the resulting ranch dressing will not be as thick and creamy.
  • If you want to add more flavor, use buttermilk instead of milk in the recipe.
  • Kick up the final recipe by adding some chopped fresh chives. The color and flavor is beautiful.
  • Allow the whole thing to sit in the fridge for about an hour or more to thicken.
  • If the resulting recipe is thicker than you prefer, simply add more milk to the recipe to thin it.
  • Always mix it well or shake well before using so that the ingredients get a remix and any settling is shaken up.
  • Ranch dressing is literally wonderful on everything! Use it on pizza, eggs, meats, veggies, breads, everything.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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