Outback Steakhouse™ Ranch Dressing Recipe

By : | 2 Comments | On : January 2, 2009 | Category : Outback Steakhouse, Restaurant Recipes

I don’t know why it always seems a salad from a restaurant tastes so much better than anything I can put together at home.  My only guess is the salad dressing.  At home, we’re stuck with whatever we can find in a bottle on the grocery store shelves.  Restaurant recipes will usually be something you’ve heard of, but with an added twist.

The Outback Steakhouse™ Ranch Dressing can be duplicated at home with the help of Hidden Valley Ranch™.  They have a dry salad dressing mix (not the ranch dip) which makes a wonderful starter for our Outback Steakhouse™ Ranch Dressing.

The most important step is letting the dressing “set-up” in the refrigerator.  Do NOT skip this step or cut it short.  In fact, if you can, make this a day ahead of when you’re going to need it and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.  At the very least give it an hour to chill.

Outback Steakhouse™ Ranch Dressing Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I recommend Hellmans or Best Foods - NOT Miracle Whip)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛/ teaspoon cayenne pepper (use this INSTEAD OF the paprika if you like your dressing spicy)
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour. It's best to let this sit overnight to bring all of the flavors together and let it thicken up.

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Thanks for the recepie!! Already did it it came out Great!!!!