Ranch Seasoning and Dressing Recipe (keto, low carb)

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This low-carb ranch seasoning and dressing recipe is made with simple ingredients.  It’s a creamy and zesty seasoning that adds delicious flavor to salads, veggies, meats, and snacks. Homemade ranch dressing is free of preservatives, cost-effective, and simply more delicious than store-bought options!

Ranch seasoning mix in a glass jar and in a stainless steel measuring spoon.

Why You’ll Love This Classic Ranch Dressing

This is one of my favorite recipes! Homemade low carb ranch dressing and seasoning are easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or fridge. The homemade ranch seasoning mix and dressing are versatile and can be used in various dishes. For example, the seasoning can be used to flavor meats, and roasted vegetables, while the dressing can be used as a dip or a sauce for salads, grilled meats, chicken wings or roasted veggies.

Both the seasoning and dressing are keto-friendly, meaning they are low in carbs and high in healthy fats. This makes them an excellent option for anyone following a low-carb or keto diet.

By making your own ranch seasoning mix and dressing, you can completely control the ingredients and customize them to your taste preference. For example, you can adjust the amount of garlic, add some spice, or even experiment with different dried herbs and oils to create unique variations of the seasoning and dressing.


Dry ingredients need for seasoning

Dried parsley

Dried dill weed

Dried chives

Garlic powder

Dried minced onions

Onion powder


Black pepper

Ingredients needed for dressing

Sour cream


heavy cream

Fresh lemon juice

ranch seasoning

a white bowl of ranch dressing.

How to make homemade ranch seasoning

Add all the spices to a small bowl or mason jar.

Stir or shake everything together until well combined.

How to make ranch dressing 

Now that you have your keto ranch seasoning, you can make a delicious and healthy ranch dressing!

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe:

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, heavy cream and freshly squeezed lemon juice with ranch seasoning to make a delicious and creamy dressing! If the dressing is too thick, add heavy cream or almond milk, one tablespoon at a time to thin it to your liking. 

Serving suggestions for ranch seasoning

  • Of course, by now, you know it’s perfect for making ranch dressing!
  • Use as a seasoning for roasted and grilled veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and asparagus are all great options!
  • Mix into ground meat for a tasty burger. You can also add it to chicken or fish for a zesty twist.
  • Use it as a dry rub for steak, pork chops, or ribs.
  • Mix with sour cream for a delicious low-carb dip that pairs well with celery, cucumber slices, or low-carb crackers.
  • Use it to season roasted nuts for a crunchy and flavorful snack.

Serving suggestions for ranch dressing

Ranch dressing is a classic and versatile dressing that can be used in various ways. Here are some serving suggestions to help you enjoy this delicious dressing:

  • Drizzle over salads as a tasty and creamy dressing. It pairs well with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and carrots
  • A dip for fresh vegetables, such as celery, bell peppers, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Use it as a sauce for low-carb wraps and burgers. It pairs well with ham, chicken, turkey, bacon, and avocado.
  • A zesty marinade for chicken, pork, or fish. Coat your protein in the dressing and let it marinate for at least an hour before cooking.
  • Our family favorite is using it as a dip for buffalo wings!
  • Drizzle it over grilled or roasted vegetables for added flavor.
  • Use it as a sauce for grilled shrimp, scallops, or other seafood.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but the possibilities are endless when using homemade keto ranch dressing. So get creative and experiment with different dishes to discover your favorite ways to enjoy this delicious dressing.

Pro Tips for Making Keto
Ranch Seasoning and Dressing

While the keto ranch seasoning and dressing recipes are simple to make, here are some pro tips that can help you achieve the best results.

Adjust Seasoning to Your Taste
The recipe for keto ranch seasoning is a starting point, but feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste. For example, add more garlic powder if you like a more robust flavor. If you prefer a spicier seasoning, add some red pepper flakes. Taste as you go and adjust the seasoning until it’s right for you.

Use a Blender for the Dressing
If you want an extra smooth and creamy dressing, try blending the ingredients in a blender or food processor instead of whisking them together by hand. This will help emulsify the dressing and create a smoother texture.

Let the Dressing Rest
After making the dressing, let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and develop a richer taste.


Why is homemade ranch dressing the best?

Many people default to buying pre-made options at the grocery store when it comes to ranch dressing. However, making your homemade ranch dressing is not only easy, but it also has several advantages over store-bought versions.

Homemade keto-friendly ranch dressing is free of preservatives and additives commonly found in store-bought dressings. By making it yourself, you have complete control over the ingredients.

Making your ranch dressing is more cost-effective in the long run. While buying a bottle of ranch dressing at the store may seem convenient, making it yourself can save you money in the long run, especially if you use it frequently.

Homemade ranch dressing is simply more delicious than store-bought options. With fresh ingredients and the ability to customize to your preference, the taste of homemade ranch dressing cannot be beaten!

Can I eat ranch on Keto?

Yes, you can eat ranch on a keto diet, as long as you choose the right type of ranch dressing. Traditional ranch dressing often contains added sugar and high-carb ingredients. However, by making your own keto ranch dressing, you can enjoy a delicious and healthy dressing that fits into a low carb lifestyle.

It’s important to keep in mind that while ranch dressing may be keto-friendly, it’s still important to watch your portion sizes and factor in the carbohydrates from any other foods you may be eating it with.

Storage Instructions

Ranch seasoning

Store in an airtight container. Transfer the seasoning mix to an airtight container or glass jar. 

Keep in a cool, dry place: Store the container in a cool, dry place such as a pantry or cupboard. 

For the best flavor, use the seasoning mix within 6 months of making it. Over time, the taste and potency of the herbs and spices will gradually diminish.

Ranch Dressing

Transfer the ranch dressing to an airtight container with a lid. Mason jars or glass containers work well. After making the dressing, place the refrigerator as soon as possible the container.

For the best flavor and quality, use the ranch dressing within 1-2 weeks of making it. Over time, the dressing may become sour, and the flavor diminishing.

Shake or stir before using: Give the dressing a good shake or stir, as the ingredients may have separated or settled. 

a white bowl of ranch dressing.

Ranch Seasoning and Dressing [keto, low-carb]

This easy keto ranch seasoning and dressing recipe is made with simple ingredients. It's a creamy and zesty dressing that adds delicious flavor to salads, veggies, meats, and snacks. Homemade ranch dressing is free of preservatives, cost-effective, and simply more delicious than store-bought options!
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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup (1 tablepspoon per serving)
Calories: 9kcal


  • 5 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons dried dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  • In a small bowl, stir the ingredients together until well combined. Store in a jar with a lid. Shake before use.


Net Carbs 1.6g
Ranch Dressing:  
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning 
In a small bowl, stir the ingredients together until completely blended if the dressing is too thick, thin it with more cream, adding 1 teaspoon at a time.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
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Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.

Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
Read more about Natasha here.

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