Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing

Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing

I don’t know about you but I love eating at Outback. I’m a huge fan of almost everything there including the bread (I have a copycat recipe for their honey molasses bread as well), their steaks, their blooming onions, and of course their steakhouse style ranch dressing. 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.

Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing

I love how Outback mixes their dressing into the salad. It is so good! Like I mentioned before, I really love their food but we’re not always able to visit restaurants with two toddlers. My husband works odd hours and did I mention the two toddlers? I love a good steakhouse style ranch dressing but the bottles of ranch dressing from the grocery store never seem to measure up. Once you get the hang of making your own ranch dressing, you’ll never reach for a bottle of ranch again.

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. To make this copycat Outback ranch dressing, you’ll 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: Watch out with this ingredient because you’ll need just a pinch (about 1/4 tsp) or it’ll be too much!
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How long is this dressing good for?

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.

How do I make the salad dressing?

To make this ranch dressing, first gather and measure out your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 cup full fat mayonnaise (I recommend Duke’s)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp freeze dried chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

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 before serving.

Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing
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Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing

If you love steakhouse style ranch dressing then you'll love this copycat Outback ranch dressing recipe. It is amazing on a fresh green salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $5

Equipment

  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat mayonnaise (I recommend Duke's)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp freeze dried chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • 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 before serving.

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8 thoughts on “Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been wanting a great big salad and honestly, homemade salad dressing is the best. I love Outback’s salad.

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