Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe

Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe)

Looking for a quick, extremely savory and comforting, ranch dipping sauce recipe? Then look no further than this Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe. With four simple ingredients, you can make a dipping sauce that tastes exactly like the restaurant version in almost no time!

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This Wingstop Ranch Dressing can be used on wings, naturally, but also makes a great side for dipping raw vegetables, french fries, and even fried clam strips.

In this recipe post, you will learn how to make Wingstop Ranch Dressing that tastes exactly like the restaurant version.

What Is Wingstop Ranch Dressing?

Wingstop Ranch Dressing is a favorite dipping sauce side served at Wingstop Restaurant.

This ranch dip is so thick, creamy and flavorful that it has become even more of an attraction to Wingstop customers than the wings, themselves!

Wingstop Ranch Dressing on Buffalo Wing
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There is no shortage of copycat recipes online – all trying to duplicate the one-of-a-kind flavor of Wingstop Ranch Dressing.

And they differ, slightly, on some of the specific ingredients or measurements, but all do a pretty good job of copying the dipping sauce served at Wingstop!

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Since I am familiar with someone who worked at Wingstop, I am quite sure this Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe is an exact duplicate of the restaurant version.

And since I love sharing seasonal recipes on SeasonalCookbook.com, what could be more seasonal than wings with ranch dipping sauce during football season?

How To Make Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe)

There really is nothing to making your own version of Wingstop Ranch dressing at home.

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It’s a simple combination of only four ingredients – some of which you may already have.

Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe) – The Ingredients

I love delicious recipes that use very few ingredients – and this Wingstop Ranch Dressing only uses four!

This Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe Only Uses 4 Ingredients!

The four ingredients are (I have added Amazon links so you can buy these ingredients online):

That’s it!

I provide the exact measurements for each ingredient in the Recipe Card below.

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If you love fun and easy dips that use very few ingredients, you might also like my Smoky Red Pepper Crema Recipe – it’s a thick crema-like dip that is perfect for dipping nachos, french fries and other finger foods.

Recipe Equipment Needed

Another great thing about this recipe is you don’t need a ton of cookware!

It Doesn’t Take A Lot of Recipe Equipment to Prepare Wingstop Ranch Dressing

All you really need is a small bowl, a Pyrex measuring cup and a spoon to stir the ingredients together!

Four simple ingredients and almost no cookware needed – this is my kind of recipe!

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Mixing The Wingstop Ranch Dressing

This entire recipe only involves combining the ingredients – there is no cooking involved.

I’ll share my method for combining the ingredients here, but there really is no right or wrong way, just personal preference.

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I start by adding the Hellmann’s Mayo to my small bowl (again, I give the exact measurements for each ingredient in the Recipe Card below).

Next, I sprinkle in the packets of dry Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning.

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Using a spoon, I then mix the dry ranch seasoning and mayonnaise together, thoroughly, so that the seasoning is well-distributed throughout the mayo.

Some Dry Ranch Seasoning May Stick to the Sides of Bowl. Make Sure to Mix ALL the Seasoning with Mayo

Note how some of the dry seasoning may stick to the side of the bowl if you don’t pour it carefully (or your cat distracts you like mine did!)

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As you mix the mayonnaise and dry ranch seasoning together, just make sure to get ALL of the dry Hidden Valley Ranch mixed with the mayo – this is really what gives this Wingstop Ranch Dressing it’s amazing flavor!

Next, begin adding the buttermilk.

Buttermilk in Pyrex Measuring Cup Ready to be Added

Make sure you slowly stir the mixture of mayonnaise, dry ranch seasoning and buttermilk as the buttermilk is being poured.

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The buttermilk adds an addictive creaminess to this dressing that tastes great with wings and so many other things.

Finally, add a pinch or two of salt and mix everything together so that all ingredients are distributed evenly.

Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Mixed) – Next Stop REFRIGERATOR!

Cover with Saran Wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Now you know how to make Wingstop Ranch Dressing!

If you like this Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe as much as I do – please leave a comment in the Comments Section below and let me know what you think!

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Now, onto the recipe…

Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe)

Recipe by Bill
4.1 from 77 votes
Course: Dips, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Calories

192

kcal

Wingstop Ranch is a thick, creamy and addictive dipping sauce that can be eaten with wings, french fries, raw vegetables, fried clam strips, and any number of other finger foods.

It requires only four ingredients and takes almost no time to prepare!

(I have added Amazon links to each of the ingredients below so you can buy them online – I will receive a small commission if you purchase anything through these links at no additional cost to you)

Directions

  • Add 1 whole cup of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise to a small bowl.
  • Pour 2 packets of dry Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning into the bowl and mix the dry ranch seasoning and mayonnaise together, thoroughly.
  • Next, slowly pour in 1 cup of buttermilk from your Easy-Pour Pyrex measuring cup with handle and slowly mix all the ingredients together in the bowl. (NOTE: Make sure the mayo, dry seasoning and buttermilk are mixed very well).
  • Add two pinches of salt to the Wingstop Ranch Dressing mixture and stir, thoroughly, again to distribute the salt. You should notice the mixture thicken a bit as you continue to stir all of the ingredients together.
  • Finally, cover with Saran Wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This will allow the dressing to cool and thicken even further.

Notes

  • Some online Copycat Wingstop Ranch recipes call for Hellmann’s Heavy Mayo, but my Wingstop source tells me that the restaurant stopped using the heavy mayonnaise.
  • One optional ingredient that I sometimes add when making this copycat recipe at home is parsley flakes. This is totally my personal preference and not part of the original restaurant version.
  • Always make sure to mix all of the ingredients together, thoroughly, and refrigerate what you are not planning on eating.

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Tips & Substitutions

Since this Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe) uses so few ingredients, already, there isn’t a lot to change or substitute for.

But here are a couple ideas:

For extra creaminess, you can substitute Hellmann’s Heavy Mayo in place of the Hellmann’s Real Mayo (Regular) I used, but a word of caution.

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If you substitute the heavy mayo, I recommend cutting down the amount used by one-half to one-third what I recommended in the recipe card above.

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Seriously, that stuff is heavy and has a much higher fat content so only use 1/3 to 1/2 cup if you decide to use the Hellmann’s Heavy Mayo.

I cannot think of anything that can be substituted for the Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Seasoning – this is really an essential ingredient of Wingstop Ranch Dressing.

Wingstop Ranch Dressing Copycat Recipe
Buffalo Wing with Wingstop Ranch Dressing – YUM!

Finally, one tip is that I sometimes sprinkle parsley flakes on top – a little bit for flavor, but mainly because it gives the ranch dressing a nice look

As they say, ‘...parsley for presentation…’

What Makes Wingstop Ranch So Good?

Is it the ranch flavoring?

Could it be the creaminess of the mayo and buttermilk mixed together?

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Or is it the cooling effect this Wingstop Ranch has on deliciously spicy wings?

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What To Serve With Wingstop Ranch Dressing?

Wings, obviously!

But this ranch dressing is so creamy and flavorful, it goes great with raw vegetables, sweet potato fries, onion rings, and fried clam strips.

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I even started dipping potato chips and Doritos into it – it’s that good.

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And let’s not forget that this is a ranch dressing – so it’s perfect to use and tastes great on salads, too!

How To Store Wingstop Ranch Dressing?

The easiest way to store your leftover Wingstop Ranch dressing – if there IS any leftover – is to just leave the excess dressing in the same bowl you mixed it in, cover with Saran Plastic Wrap, and refrigerate.

Wingstop Ranch (with Parsley Flakes Added) – Covered with Plastic Wrap

How Long Does Wingstop Ranch Last In The Fridge?

What I, typically do, is just spoon out as much as I want to use from the small bowl I mixed the dressing in and then re-cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it back in the refrigerator immediately.

It can last 5 – 6 days if you follow this method, which will keep the unused Wingstop Ranch Dressing fully refrigerated at all times.

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Some Background On Wingstop Restaurant

According to the Wingstop Website, Wingstop started as a small buffalo chicken restaurant in Garland, Texas in 1994.

Since then it has grown to over 2,000 locations through franchising.

They are, primarily, known for their wings, but their slogan is that ‘…we are not in the wings business, we’re in the flavor business…

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I’ll have to agree with them on that one as their Wingstop Ranch Dressing is so full of flavor and has inspired this copycat recipe – as well as many other copycat recipes – due to its popularity!

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Looking For More Copycat Recipes On SeasonalCookbook.com?

If you like making your favorite restaurant meals at home as much as I do, please check out some of my other favorite copycat recipes:

The above recipes are as close to the restaurant versions as I could get, so I hope you try them and let me know what you think.

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So, What Do You Think About This Wingstop Ranch Dressing (Copycat Recipe)?

Are you a fan of Wingstop? Do you like their wings with ranch dipping sauce as much as I do?

Did you make this Wingstop Ranch copycat recipe, yourself?

Please let me know what YOU think makes Wingstop Ranch so good by posting a comment in the COMMENTS SECTION below.

Wingstop Ranch Copycat Recipe
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