How to Thicken Ranch Dressing

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Ranch dressing is a favorite for many people.
Ranch dressing is a favorite for many people. (Image: Zedcor Wholly Owned/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Ranch dressing is a wonderful topping for salads and a variety of other foods. The thick texture is also makes it a favored vegetable dip. If you find that your ranch dressing is too runny, regardless of whether it is homemade or store-bought, you can add certain food items to increase its thickness. Many people prefer to use mayonnaise as a thickening agent, as many ranch dressings are mayonnaise-based.

Things You'll Need

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Tablespoon

Measure out the desired amount of ranch dressing into a mixing bowl.

Scoop one tablespoon of mayonnaise into the ranch dressing.

Whisk the ranch dressing and mayonnaise until thoroughly mixed.

Determine whether the mixture is to your desired thickness. Repeat from step two until satisfied.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not like the taste of mayonnaise, consider using corn starch as an alternative thickening agent.
  • In order to avoid spoilage, do not thicken your entire bottle of ranch dressing at once.
  • Ensure that your remaining ranch dressing and altered ranch dressing are both refrigerated.

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