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This Copycat Rockola Ranch Dressing Recipe is pretty much 100% like the restaurant ranch dressing that was served at Rockola Cafe! It’s by far the BEST ranch ever!
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Rockola Ranch Dressing is my absolute favorite ranch dressing ever! I first had it when I worked at Rockola Cafe in college and it quickly because my go-to dressing and dip! Like hundreds of other people, I lost my favorite ranch dressing when the restaurants closed down years ago.
However, after research, talking to cooks, testing, testing, testing and more testing…I HAVE IT! I’ve recreated the famous Rockola Ranch! I can’t wait to you to try it!
Quick Glance at what you’ll need to make Copycat Rockola Ranch Dressing Recipe: (amounts in recipe card below)
- Sauer’s Original Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix
- Hellmann’s Mayo
- sour cream
- parsley optional
(amounts in recipe card below)
How do you make The BEST restaurant ranch ever?
The most important piece of this ranch recipe is the seasoning:
This is a very particular ranch dressing that just happens to be the best ranch dressing ever. Since it’s a very particular ranch dressing that means that it also have a very particular seasoning that you need to make it.
The Sauer’s Original Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix is the absolutely BEST seasoning and if you want to taste exactly like Rockola ranch, you need it!
I’ve tested this recipe with Hidden Valley ranch seasoning and it’s just not the same. I also had to triple the Hidden Valley dry seasoning in the recipe to even get anywhere close to this ranch.
Here is the thing, The Sauer’s Original Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix comes in a pretty large package. It actually comes in 12 envelopes but you have to buy it on Amazon in a large packet. I would suggest getting together with a few friends and ordering it together OR if you’re really a ranch lover, just jump on it and grab yourself a big ol’ pack! haha
Next is the mayonnaise:
Yes, I love Dukes and I use Dukes mayo a lot! However, this recipe needs Hellmann’s! Dukes and Hellmann’s are taste and smell completely different. To make this recipe taste just like the restaurant ranch dressing, you’re going to need to use Hellmann’s Mayo.
Ps. On the West Cost Hellmann’s is called “Best Foods” mayo but with the same logo design.
Mix and Chill:
Other than those two major needs for this recipe, the sour cream can really be any brand that you want. I use Daisy but it doesn’t need to be that one.
Just mix everything together, pop it into the fridge for about 30 minutes or so to chill it and it’s ready to enjoy!
Keep this in the fridge in an air tight container.
What about Hidden Valley Ranch Seasonings and Other homemade ranch seasonings:
I’ve tested this recipe a ton and tweaked it to make it just right.
I even tested it a few times with the Dry Hidden Valley Seasoning mix and just couldn’t get it to taste exactly the same. When I made it with the Hidden Valley seasoning, I had to triple the amount of dry ranch seasoning to even get it semi close to this recipe.
The Hidden Valley seems to have more dry buttermilk in the seasoning pack were the Sauers is just the ranch mix. Give it a try with the dry ranch seasoning from the store and let me know what you think. I’m going to keep experimenting here at home with the store bought seasonings too and I will update this post with what I find out.
Brandie over at CountryCook.net has a Ranch Seasoning mix that might also good to try with this recipe but I haven’t tested it out yet. If I were making her recipe for dry seasoning, I would leave out the powdered buttermilk part of her seasoning recipe.
What to Serve With Copycat Rockola Ranch Dressing Recipe
- Copycat Rockola Cheese Fries
- Roasted Potatoes
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries
- Southern Fried Okra
- Fried Green Tomatoes
Quick Glance Ranch Dressing FAQ:
- How long will this ranch last in the fridge? If stored in an airtight container and in the fridge, homemade ranch should last about 2 weeks.
- How much ranch does this recipe make? If made following this recipe, you will get about 4 cups.
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Copycat Rockola Ranch Dressing Recipe
- .50 ounces (by weight) Sauer's Original Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 10 ounces buttermilk
- 10 ounces Hellmann's Mayo
- 4 ounces sour cream
- parsley optional for garnish
- In a large bowl, add ranch seasoning mix and butter milk.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Add in mayo and whisk until smooth.
- Add in sour cream and whisk until smooth.
- Chill about 30 minutes before serving since this is best cold.
- Store in fridge.
If stored in an airtight container and in the fridge, homemade ranch should last about 2 weeks.
The Sauer's Original Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix is the absolutely BEST seasoning and if you want to taste exactly like Rockola ranch, you need it!
Hellmann's mayo is also a MUST for this recipe. I love Dukes for most everything but this recipe needs Hellmann's!
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