Creamy Keto Ranch Dressing and Dip

Ranch Dressing in glass mason jar with wooden spoon inside jar. Chopped chives are scattered around the jar. White cloth napkin is surrounding jar.

Just 5 minutes stand between you and THE BEST Creamy Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe!! Use this Keto salad dressing recipe on your favorite salad or as a dip for your fresh vegetables. We serve it with our Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken, Keto Fried Pickles and Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Raise your hand if you’re a Ranch Dressing snob like we are!! I’m sure we’ve ALL had some nasty low carb ranch dressing at some point in our low carb journey. It’s why we prefer to make our homemade keto dressings and keto seasoning (check out our favorites Whole30 BBQ Sauce and Keto Taco Seasoning). We’re always left disappointed in cream-based store-bought salad dressings.  Plus we end up with more money in our pockets and less carbs when we go the homemade route!

What Brand of Ranch Dressing is Keto Friendly?

There are a few Keto Salad Dressing brands on the market we enjoy (Primal Kitchen and Chosen Foods being the top two), however we haven’t found a good pre-made Ranch dressing that we love. Store-bought Keto Ranch Dressing just doesn’t come close to the “real stuff.” So we always, ALWAYS, spend 5 minutes and mix our own.

White bowl with keto ranch dressing ingredients before being mixed. The bowl is placed on a white napkin.

How to Make Keto Ranch Dressing

There’s basically two steps to making creamy Keto Ranch Dressing. Add the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. That’s it. We highly recommend putting it in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the flavors to develop, but it’s good right away as well…we know you probably can’t wait to dig in!

Is Ranch Dressing Keto?

Yes and no. The two most common questions around here are: “Is Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Keto Friendly?” and “Is Kraft Ranch Dressing Keto?” No and no. Store bought salad dressing are loaded with preservatives, sugar, soy and/or corn. Some brands even tout “Keto” on the bottle, but when you read the ingredients label, it’s not Keto. Always. Always. Always. Read food labels.  With that said, our homemade ranch dressing mix is very Keto friendly!!

Is Ranch Dressing High in Carbs?

This homemade ranch dressing recipe has ZERO net carbs!! So to answer your question, nope! Our Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix keeps carbs to a minimum.

All the ingredients to make ranch dressing at home. Mayo, sour cream, heavy cream, chives and seasoning.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a thinner consistency, increase the heavy whipping cream. 
  • Keto Ranch Dressing No Mayo – swap in more sour cream, greek yogurt or coconut milk in place of the mayo if you’re on the “I hate mayo” bandwagon. We get it. We really do.
  • If you’re on a dirty keto diet, feel free to use buttermilk instead of the heavy cream. You’ll decrease the fat and calories.
  • This low carb ranch dressing recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Last but not least, Ranch Dressing is HIGHLY PERSONAL. Play around with the proportions after you’ve taken a taste. Amp up the garlic if you like garlic, add a bit more heavy whipping cream if you prefer a thinner dressing. You get the idea!

We’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to use ranch?? Please leave a recipe rating, snap a pic and use the hashtag #lighterkitchen, after you’ve made the recipe, and post to social media! 

Ranch Dressing in glass mason jar with wooden spoon inside jar. Chopped chives are scattered around the jar. White cloth napkin is surrounding jar.
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Creamy Keto Ranch Dressing

This Ultra Creamy Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe is Packed with Flavor! In only 5 minutes, you'll have the perfect low carb ranch dressing & dip!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Heavy Whipping Cream Recipes, Keto Appetizer, Keto Dip, Keto Recipe, Keto Salad Dressing, Low Carb Appetizer, Low Carb Dip, Low Carb Recipe, Low Carb Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise, Ranch Dressing, Sour Cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 Tbsp
Calories 121kcal
Author Lighter Kitchen
Cost $3.00

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Full-fat Sour Cream (*Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup Full-fat Mayonnaise (*Note 2)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (*Note 3)
  • 1 tbsp Chives (*Note 4)
  • 1 tsp Dried Dill (*Note 5)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt, to Taste
  • Black Pepper, to Taste

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour for the best flavor.

Notes

Note 1 - We always use full-fat sour cream, however you can easily swap in light cream if desired. 
Note 2 - We always use full-fat mayonnaise, however you can easily swap in light mayo if desired. 
Note 3 - Start with 1/4 cup and add an extra 1/4 cup if you like a thinner dressing for salads vs using as a dip.
Note 4 - You can use dried chives with success. Just use 1.5 tbsp of dried chives in place of fresh chives.
Note 5 - You can use fresh dill with success. Just use 2 tsp of fresh dill in place of the dried dill. 
Note 6 - This dressing will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 5 days.

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