Buffalo Ranch

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Spicy and creamy Buffalo Ranch sauce takes minutes to whisk up and is so good drizzled over salad, fresh vegetables, or used as a dip! Tangy Greek yogurt, flavorful dried herbs, and a little hot sauce combine to make this versatile buffalo ranch dressing.

A white bowl of buffalo ranch sauce surrounded by fresh vegetables.

Why You’ll Love This Buffalo Ranch Sauce

  • Cuisine Inspiration: American
  • Primary Cooking Method: No-cook
  • Dietary Info: Gluten-free, Low carb
  • Skill Level: Easy

Give me a bottle of hot sauce and I’ll add it to anything and everything, even my favorite Ranch Dip. I am always whipping up different dressings and dips for my lunch salads or my kids to snack on with veggies. It only takes minutes, and then I know exactly what ingredients are going into it.

I’m pretty sure if you make a batch of my homemade buffalo ranch sauce, you’ll never buy a bottle at the store again! The perfect blend of savory and spicy, this easy buffalo ranch dressing recipe is a keeper. Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Lightened up. This creamy sauce relies on Greek yogurt for a bit of richness that also adds a hint of protein without being too heavy.
  • So easy. You need minutes to whip up this buffalo ranch and it’s made with fridge and pantry staples! I love keeping this recipe on hand for when I need a quick dip or dressing at the last minute.
  • Extra flavorful. The combination of dried herbs including onion and garlic powders, dill and parsley infuse this dip with savory flavor. Then add hot sauce for an extra kick.
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Just made this exactly as it says with the bit of Greek yogurt I had left in the back of the fridge – SOOOOOOO GOOD! I have an obsession with hot sauces so I did 3 T Franks, I highly recommend!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️  -Tonya

A spoon drizzles buffalo ranch sauce over a bowl of green salad.

What You’ll Need

Easy pantry and fridge ingredients combine to make this flavorful dip. I’ve included what you’ll need below. Don’t forget to scroll to the recipe card at the end of this post for the full ingredient amounts.

  • Greek Yogurt: You can use full, low, or non-fat Greek yogurt but make sure it is a plain variety.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: If you don’t have apple cider vinegar you can substitute white vinegar.
  • Hot Sauce: Add as much or as little hot sauce as you like. I use Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
  • Olive Oil: I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil in my recipes.
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Dried Seasonings: Onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and dried dill weed.
The ingredients for buffalo ranch sauce are shown with text labels: dried herbs, salt and pepper, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vinegar, hot sauce.

How to Make Buffalo Ranch Dressing

Whisk and let sit, and you’ll have this buffalo ranch ready to go! Find the detailed instructions in the recipe card lower down.

  • Combine. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix. Whisk together until combined.
  • Chill. Rest the sauce in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

Tips for Success

It’s hard to mess up this easy buffalo ranch sauce recipe! I’ve included a few suggestions for how to make it perfectly below, plus a few variation options:

Make the Best Buffalo Ranch:
  • Use regular yogurt. If you wish, you can use regular plain yogurt in this dressing. Start with ¾ cup of regular yogurt, and increase it by a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired thickness.
  • Other spices. The dried herbs I’ve included in this dip will recreate that classic ranch taste we all know and love. However, you can try other dried spices if you wish, such as thyme, basil, or oregano for a slightly different flavor.
  • Spicy or not. Love spice? Add more hot sauce? Like less heat? You can reduce the amount of hot sauce you include.
  • Let it rest. For the best flavor, make this sauce a little bit in advance of when you plan to use it. The flavors will develop the longer it rests in the fridge, making for an ultra-tangy and herby sauce.
A top down view of a white bowl holding buffalo ranch sauce with cut vegetables around it.

Proper Storage

Pour buffalo ranch sauce into an airtight container, such as a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. I don’t recommend freezing this dip because the dairy will separate when it’s defrosted, affecting the taste and texture. It takes just minutes to put together, so you can quickly make a fresh batch whenever you wish.

A hand dips a slice of cucumber into a bowl of buffalo ranch sauce.

Ways to Serve Buffalo Ranch

There are so many ways to serve this easy buffalo ranch dip, starting with classics like wings or fresh veggies. You can use it in place of ranch dressing on salads if you want a little more kick of spice. Try some of these other suggestions:

A white bowl of buffalo ranch sauce surrounded by fresh vegetables.
A creamy bowl of buffalo ranch sauce on a table with fresh vegetables alongside it.
5 from 1 vote

Buffalo Ranch

Spicy and creamy Buffalo Ranch sauce takes minutes to whisk up and is so good drizzled over salad, fresh vegetables, or used as a dip! Tangy Greek yogurt, flavorful dried herbs, and a little hot sauce combine to make this versatile dressing.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tablespoons

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • If possible, let sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple hours to allow the flavors to develop.
  • Stir again before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Ranch
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 2mg0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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16 Comments
  1. Esther

    Very good, and made with Greek yogurt it’s WW friendly—I’m a garlic nut though so had to go with the whole clove, not just powder!

  2. Abby

    I halved this recipe and followed the instructions exactly–1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar is a LOT in this. Not sure if that’s a typo or not but next time I make this I’ll probably only use 1 teaspoon, if that. It makes the dip very, very tangy. I think the flavor will be excellent with that change. Thanks!

  3. Cindy

    Thanks so much! This looks really yummy 🙂 I’m the prepper in our house and get plenty of eye rolls from my hubby & teens! Living in CA being prepared is not only smart – it’s essential. We may end up dipping dehydrated carrots in your lovely dressing and will be thanking you again.

  4. Thanks for sharing! I’m the wannabe prepper in our household. The dip looks very tasty, and those are ingredients that we almost always have on hand.

  5. Linda | Brunch with Joy

    Oh wow! I guess living in CA made us neglect about emergency preparedness, other than emergency kit for earthquake. This reminds me to check my supplies. Meanwhile, let me snack on this greek yogurt buffalo ranch dressing. Sooo good and healthy.

    1. Tonya P

      5 stars
      Just made this exactly as it says with the bit of Greek yogurt I had left in the back of the fridge – SOOOOOOO GOOD! I have an obsession with hot sauces so I did 3 T Franks, I highly recommend!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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