Skinny Ranch

Ranch is one of the most delicious condiments that was ever invented. It perfectly compliments so many things. I enjoy it on all sorts of salads, many things chicken and definitely buffalo chicken, french fries, BLTs… oh my goodness, I could talk for an hour about all of the things that can be dipped into ranch. But those store bought bottles of “light ranch” just don’t do it for me. In a pinch, okay, they are better than nothing. but if I want to really enjoy my meal I turn to this recipe. Basically I just lightened up the ingredients that are on the back of the ranch packet directions to make the dressing. I’m sure people have done this a bajillion times. It’s okay though, because for those of you who didn’t think of this, I’m here for you, and I’m going to share with you today! Best. Ranch. EVER. (And totally guilt free!) Eric said the other day, “I could drink a glass of it.” Okay, but it’s not exactly the healthiest to drink a glass of ranch, lightened up or not. 


Here’s the super simple steps! 

Skinny Ranch

Gather up your ingredients! You’ll need ranch dressing seasoning mix, buttermilk, and some light mayo.


Throw all of those ingredients into one bowl..


Whisk together until all those lumps of mayo are nice and smooth..


Grab a handy dandy mason jar (or tupperware with a lid) to pour your dressing into for storage.



Cover and pop it into the fridge, and let the flavors mingle for at least 20 minutes .

Then drizzle or dip to your hearts desire! 


5 from 3 votes

Skinny Ranch

Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 10
Author Star


  • 3 tbs Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise


  1. In a bowl, add all of the ingredients. Whisk together until smooth. Pour into an air-tight container and place in fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 2 tbs. 2 Smart Points. 1 Points Plus. 30 calories. fat 1g. carb 3g. sugar 1g. protein 1g.


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  2. How long does this keep for?

  3. Shana Barry

    How long do your think the dressing is good in the fridge for if I store in a mason jar?

    • Hi Shana!

      I’ve had it in the fridge This week to test out how long it would last (it doesn’t last very long in this house because someone eats it all within like 5 days if even) Ive it in there for 12 days and it still tastes perfect this morning! I wouldn’t go longer than 14 days though to be sure

  4. Do you recommend a particular brand of mayo?

  5. Do you think the recipe would work with low fat plain greek yogurt? I might try that tonight with my cauliflower tots =)

    • It will totally work, it might not be as tasty though since the mayo provides a little bit of a rich flavor! I hope you enjoy. Let me know how it goes!

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  9. I have no idea why I have waited so long to try this recipe! Oh my!! Makes my ranch dipping self so happy!! It was amazing! You nailed it again.

  10. This is Awesome! Thank you for giving me my dipping sauce back!

  11. Could you please update this one with the freestyle points please?

    • It would be the same amount of points as smart points because there are no zero point elements, but i’ll update it to say Freestyle points. Hope that helps, enjoy!

  12. Kelly Johnson

    I’m using 1/4 cup Hellmans light mayo and 1/4 Kraft Fat Free Mayo. It’s just as good and lower in points.
    I figured it out on Weight Watcher recipe builders. It makes it 2 Tbs for 1 sp.

  13. Rhonda Clarke-Tobin

    Has anyone tried this using Greek yogurt instead of mayo?

  14. Thank you for all your great recipes that you so freely share. You’ve kept me going w/o cheating more times than I can count. TY!

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