This copycat Outback ranch dressing is a great way to bring one of your restaurant favorites home. It is a quick and easy copycat recipe!
I don’t know about you but I love eating at Outback. It took some work but I finally got the recipe down for this copycat Outback ranch dressing. I think sometimes copycat recipes can be a little challenging because sometimes restaurants use ingredients that only commercial kitchens have access to or they make recipes in such large quantities.
🥄 Why you’ll love this recipe
This copycat Outback ranch is so easy to recreate at home. It takes just five minutes to put together (plus, some chill time).
🥬 What ingredients do I need for this recipe?
Surprisingly, there is no ranch packet in this mix which I think makes this recipe more authentic. So skip the packets and make this from scratch restaurant style ranch. You will need:
- Mayonnaise: You’ll want to use full fat mayo, if you use light it just doesn’t have the same taste. I also recommend the brand Dukes, it seems to really get the taste as close as possible to Outback’s.
- Buttermilk: Again, use the full fat version. If you can use regular buttermilk instead of making your own.
- Dried parsley, dried dill weed, freeze dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper: The spices for the ranch mix.
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper: You can do salt and pepper to taste too.
👩🏻🍳 How do I make the salad dressing?
Begin by adding the mayo and the buttermilk into a large mixing bowl and mix together well with a whisk until well blended. Next add the dry ingredients and mix very well with a whisk or large spoon. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes (preferably an hour) before serving.
Be sure to give time for the flavors to meld together. The ranch won’t taste like much until it sits for awhile. It takes a little time for the flavors to come out.
I recommend using Duke brand mayonnaise. A lot of restaurants use Duke’s (I also use it in my Chicken Salad Chick Classic Carol recipe).
💭 Recipe FAQs
Buttermilk, mayonnaise, spices, salt, and pepper.
You can keep this copycat Outback ranch dressing in your refrigerator for about one week in an airtight container. I love using a mason jar to store mine.
They use a high quality mayonnaise and make the ranch in large batches. The ranch also sits for awhile before serving so the flavors have time to come out.
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Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing
- 1 cup full fat mayonnaise (I recommend Duke's)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- ½ teaspoon freeze dried chives
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
- Begin by adding the mayo and the buttermilk into a large mixing bowl and mix together well with a whisk until well blended.
- Next, add the dry ingredients and mix very well with a whisk or large spoon.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (preferably an hour) before serving.