Why do you need this Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing? The flavor is outstanding and it can be used on so many things.
I have made several easy and delicious recipes lately using this Ranch dressing, including a Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, and Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps.
I knew if I could find an Outback Ranch Dressing copycat recipe my family would love it. I found a recipe in Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur. I include a link to his book on Amazon. I am not an affiliate of Amazon or Todd Wilbur cookbooks. I just truly enjoy this cookbook and wanted to mention it to you. It is full of some of your favorite restaurant recipes. I was not totally convinced that this Ranch dressing tasted exactly like Outback’s version on Ranch dressing. I noticed the recipe called for one teaspoon of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (Buttermilk Recipe). I used the one teaspoon and tasted it. Having lived in the New Orleans area I just simply like my food with a lot of flavor. I decided to add the entire one ounce package of Ranch dressing. I believe it is about two and a half teaspoons in each package. To me, this extra seasoning was perfect. It tasted a lot like Outback’s version of Ranch dressing. It is up to you how much Ranch dressing seasoning you use, but I would try the one teaspoon and then you too may want to add the rest of the package.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad using Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing coming Thursday on Princess Pinky Girl. I will be a guest blogger sharing this recipe.
- 1 teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (Buttermilk Recipe) - I used the entire 1 ounce package.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.