Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Homemade Skinny Ranch Dressing



I love Pizza. Like a LOOOOOOVVVEEEE Pizza. I could eat it almost every day. My husband teases me all that time that I am the only adult he knows that loves pizza more than kid. It has all the best ingredients in one place. Bread? Check. Cheese? Check? Awesome toppings? Double check! The only thing that makes pizza better is dipping it in ranch dressing. 

Recently, I have been trying to avoid dipping my pizza in ranch to avoid the extra calories. Instead of skipping out on my favorite dressing, I decided to make a skinnier version of it at home and it turned out amazing! 

For the Ranch Mix You will need:


  • 2/3 C. Buttermilk Powder
  • 1/4 C. Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Dill
  • 2 tsp. Dried Chives
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Pepper


 Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir together until well combined. Place the powder in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three months.

 For the dressing you will need: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Ranch Mix 
  • 1/3 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
 Add the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk them together until smooth and well combined. Serve with slices of your favorite pizza!
I truly love pizza. I am pretty sure it has been a part of every birthday that I have had since I was a little one. Brick Oven style, thin crust. It is all delicious! We have pizza at least once a week in our house and when we eat it at home, we prefer Red Baron Brick Oven style. I even made it for my mom and sister this last week and they were truly impressed with the cheese pizza. It is really good and not just for a frozen pizza. 
I love to keep some in my freezer at all times so I have a quick meal if I need it. Pair that with the ranch mix I keep in my fridge and you have a fast and delicious meal! 




Do you dip your pizza?

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27 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

OMG I dip my pizza in ranch, too, and everyone always tells me I'm weird for doing it. Glad to hear I am not alone.

gettingfitinma said...

I'm not a huge ranch fan, but I dip way too many foods in Honey Mustard sauce, so I understand the dipping appeal.

April Ockerman said...

Ranch and pizza have always gone hand in hand since I was a kid too. I love your recipe for skinny ranch!!

ana de jesus said...

Homemade dressings are the best. I love ranch sauce with cheese pizza and peppers. It tastes so good!You are making me so hungry at 12.30 am

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

I love being able to create skinny versions of your favorite foods at home...makes me feel so much less guilty when I indulge!

Amber N said...

This skinny ranch version looks really good, actually!

Kaylene Outnumbered said...

This all looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I have dipped my pizza before but I haven't made my own dressing before. Sounds wonderful.

Amanda said...

I had no idea ranch could even be homemade. We go through it like crazy here- can't wait to try making my own!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

I so need to try this as we go through A LOT of ranch dressing in our house & a light version would help!

jillconyers said...

My son loves ranch on everything. When he was little he dipped strawberries in it. I love that this is a healthy version of a common favorite dressing.

Veronica Pototska said...

It looks so delicious and easy to follow! I would love to follow your recipe and make this dressing sometime soon! Thank you for sharing

Heather said...

Well that is an awesome idea! The buttermilk powder - I haven't ever used that, but seeing the container, my mom always had it around! I love to make homemade ranch, but mine is decidedly unhealthy, I am definitely giving this a try!

Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes said...

I have never been a fan of ranch. As a kid I never liked it and now as an adult I still don't like ranch. I do like to dip my pizza in blue cheese dressing though.

Brittany Lockwood said...

I love pizza dipped in ranch! Thanks for sharing this recipe, now I don't have to feel as guilty about having ranch dressing!

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Jaclyn said...

Ahh I've been looking for a ranch recipe! I feel like I could even just use the seasoning and be content!

Eileen Kelly said...

I am eating pizza right now, I will be making your dip tomorrow and I don't mind if i DO - I will dip

Camila Rojas said...

That sounds like a delicious dressing... Love ranch but have never tried making it myself... This recipe sounds really good! Pinning!

Roxanne Ferber said...

This looks like a great recipe to try! I've made my own ranch before but always with butter milk. This looks better! Now I'm going to have to try ranch on my pizza!

A Day in Candiland said...

I love having ranch with my pizza. I don't do it often enough though.

Emily Thompson said...

we always eat ranch with our pizza!!

Janet Vinyard said...

Very clever idea to make your own Ranch Dressing Mix! I wonder how it would taste sprinkled over popcorn? Thanks for sharing, Janet

Megan Chamberlin said...

Not just for calories, but a great idea for saving money too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! The party is live again tonight, we hope to see you there!

Leslee said...

Ranch is required!! Can't wait to try this!

The Crookston Fam said...

I've honestly never tried ranch with pizza, but you make it sound good!

Elaine Klingbeil said...

That looks very good!

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