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Low Calorie Ranch Dressing #Recipe

8 Calories per Tablespoon Ranch Dressing!While I was pinning I came across a recipe for a low calorie/high protein ranch dressing recipe. It used packaged Ranch mix and I’m trying to make all seasoning mixes at home now instead of buying packets that have other extra ingredients in it. I wanted to try the low calorie dressing so I searched for a Ranch seasoning mix recipe. Yesterday I gave it a try. I turned out pretty good. It had the taste of a ranch dip instead of dressing, but that’s ok. I tasted it again today and since the mixture has had time to meld together, it tastes even better. Just a warning, the dressing does not hold up to cooking in the same way as normal dressing does. I used it last night in a packet chicken recipe and the dressing part just kind of disappeared, leaving behind all of the seasonings. This is a great recipe if you want some ranch on your salads or for a dip, though. It came out to only 8 calories per tablespoon or 160 calories per 1.25 cups! That’s insane!

Low Calorie Ranch Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Mix all spices together.
  2. Split spices up into 3 servings. You'll use one for this recipe and can save the other two for later in aluminum foil packets or however you store your spices.
  3. Mix together 1 serving of spices with cottage cheese and water. Use your blender or immersion blender to make into a smooth dressing.
  4. Refrigerate up to three days.


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. That sounds great! I’m gonna try it! Thanks!

    I wonder if Greek yogurt would work in place of cottage cheese?
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  2. Oh greek yogurt would be a good choice, I am not a fan of cottage cheese. It just makes me think of my fat thighs!
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  3. I don’t like salad dressing but my BF does so I should totally make him try this. He has a bit of roundness to him. lol
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  4. THANK YOU so much for this recipe! We just started eating a clean diet and were mourning the loss of our beloved ranch dressing. My daughter HATES cottage cheese, but I used whole fat organic cottage cheese and she said she can’t taste the cottage cheese! YEAH!
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  5. looks good i guess this will go great with chips then
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  6. We go through Ranch dressing like crazy. Wonder if this would be a cheaper (and healthier) option. Will have to try it!

  7. Janice Cooper says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think I will pass this along to my mother-in-law. She LOVES Ranch dressing and is always looking for a low calorie dressing.

  8. Could low or non-fat greek yogurt be used instead of cottage cheese?


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