Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse)

Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse) Recipe

Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse) Recipe. If you’re a fan of Outback Steakhouse’s Ranch Dressing, you’ll be thrilled to know that recreating it at home is simple.

This recipe captures the classic taste with everyday ingredients like mayonnaise, buttermilk, and a blend of seasonings.

It’s an ideal choice for salads or as a dip.

Whether you’re serving it at a casual get-together or just spicing up a weekday meal, this ranch dressing is a versatile and easy-to-make option.

Closeup of Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse) in a jar.

Tips and Tricks

Adjusting Spice Level

If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it entirely. For a spicier kick, consider adding a bit more cayenne or even a dash of hot sauce to suit your taste.

Making it Thicker

For a thicker consistency, reduce the amount of buttermilk. You can also add a bit more mayonnaise or a tablespoon of sour cream to achieve your desired thickness.

Freshness Matters

Using fresh ingredients can enhance the flavor. Try using fresh minced garlic and onion instead of powders for a more robust taste.

Storage Tip

Store your dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can last up to a week, but always give it a good stir before using it again to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.

Serving Suggestions

This dressing works great not just as a salad dressing but also as a dip for veggies, chicken wings, or even as a spread on sandwiches. Experiment with different uses to get the most out of it.

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Closeup of Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse) in a jar.

Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse)

Nesting Lane Indulge
Ranch Dressing (Copycat Outback Steakhouse) Recipe. Make your favorite salad dressing at home with this quick and easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • n a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Cover the bowl. Place the bowl in the refrigerator.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes.


Calories: 45.9kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3.6gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 4.1mgSodium: 670mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 5g
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