Ranch Dressing (No Mayo)

Looking for a ranch dressing without mayonnaise? Then try our ranch dressing no mayo recipe. All the flavor of ranch dip or dressing without the mayo!

The no mayo ranch dressing in a small jar surrounded by fresh veggies.

Ranch Dressing Recipe (No Mayo)

4.6 from 89 votes
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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings


  • 1 cup sour cream, or non-fat Greek yogurt, or a combination of the two
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika, optional


  • Pour all ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk to combine. 
    1 cup sour cream
    ½ cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    ¾ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon dried dill
    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon paprika
    Buttermilk, sour cream, and spices in a mixing bowl.
  • Transfer to a glass jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
    The finished dressing in jar served with fresh broccoli and tomatoes.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 tablespoon of dressing. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 1ounceCalories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.04mg

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Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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The finished dressing in jar served with fresh broccoli and tomatoes.

Kim and I love ranch dressing! Not only on salads and sandwiches, but also as a dipping sauce for all sorts of other foods.

In fact, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is pepperoni pizza dipped in ranch dressing. It’s not the best thing for your figure, but every once in a while, it’s worth it.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets to enjoy this tasty condiment. Mayonnaise doesn’t agree with some people’s tummies.

So, Kim and I decided to share a ranch dressing no mayo recipe. It’s a delicious adaptation that uses sour cream in place of mayonnaise.

Now, you should be aware that this recipe was adapted from our spicy ranch dressing on our sister site.

It only took a few changes to the original dressing to create one without using mayo. Additionally, if you prefer ranch dressing without dill, then you could leave it out.

Because, the sour cream in the recipe adds plenty of tartness to the dressing.

A hand dipping a spoonful of the dressing from the jar.

Does ranch dressing have eggs?

Technically, yes some ranch dressings do contain eggs. Because, a lot recipes use mayonnaise as a base.

Mayonnaise, traditionally, is made using eggs as a base ingredient. So, if you have issues with eggs, then keep that in mind.

Recipe Tips

  • Mason jars make preparing any dressing or vinaigrette a breeze. Simply place all the ingredients into the jar. Seal the lid and shake to mix all the ingredients together.
  • To make a spicy ranch dressing, then consider adding a little chili powder and cumin to the mixture. It adds a ton of smoky flavor and a little kick to the condiment.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, then combine a teaspoon of lemon juice with a half of cup of milk to create a homemade buttermilk substitute.
  • Try this dressing instead of a spicy ranch on our Mexican grilled chicken salad.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this twice with buttermilk I kefired. It’s delicious on salad and as a mayo substitute on tuna salad!

    1. Thank you Hibber! Kim and I are glad you enjoy the ranch. Thank you again for commenting and rating the recipe. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Made this ranch with more salt, some parsley and fresh lemon juice. Didn’t taste like Hidden Valley, but close enough to make us very happy. Thank you for posting the recipe.