Bacon Ranch Dressing

I honestly believe that Ranch Dressing is one of the greatest things ever invented!! It is the perfect dressing to drizzle over salads, and makes an amazing sauce for dunking Chicken Tenders into. Well I have gone and taken this wonderful condiment and made it even better…..I added Bacon!! That’s right, Bacon Ranch Dressing with all natural ingredients…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing |

I even managed to find an all natural Liquid Smoke with no additives or chemicals {no sodium benzoate, caramel coloring, MSG, etc}…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing Liquid Smoke

SCORE!! I went with Hickory over Mesquite because I used un-cured, Hickory Smoked Applewood Bacon. Go crazy, choose whichever flavor you prefer!

The basics of this Bacon Ranch Dressing are the same as the ever popular Homemade Dairy-free Ranch Dressing. Start by adding apple cider vinegar to milk. Regular, coconut, soy, doesn’t matter…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing milk

Let this sit for 5 to 10 minutes to “curdle” the milk and create buttermilk. Whisk {or shake} together mayonnaise, pressed garlic, white wine vinegar, liquid smoke, “buttermilk”, and black pepper…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing garlic

Add the green onions, Italian parsley, and bacon…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing bacon

Whisk or shake well to combine…..

You can't go wrong with this Bacon Ranch Dressing. It's the perfect topping for any salad, or chicken tenders

Pour into a container and store in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. I wouldn’t go any longer than a week because of the bacon. πŸ˜‰

I needed to create a “Slam Dunk Sauce” for my Cheez-It Baked Chicken Tenders and almost went with Barbecue Ranch…..almost. In the end, bacon won this round…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing aka Slam Dunk Sauce is perfect for dipping chicken tenders into

or is it a quarter? Game? Oh well, maybe next time. πŸ˜‰

Don’t like bacon, sorry but we can no longer be friends, LOL. Just Kidding!! How about Avocado Ranch Dressing…..

Dairy-free Avocado Ranch Dressing |

What is your favorite flavor of dressing? Okay, one more image for Pinterest…..

Dairy-free Bacon Ranch Dressing


Bacon Ranch Dressing

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Condiment
You will want to eat salads every night of the week after you taste this Bacon Ranch Dressing, it's that good!


  • 1/3 cup milk (I used coconut/almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Cloves fresh garlic (pressed or finely minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, cooked bacon


Pour apple cider vinegar into milk. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to "curdle" and become buttermilk.
In a bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together mayonnaise, pressed garlic, parsley, green onions, white wine vinegar, "buttermilk" and Liquid Smoke. Season to taste with black pepper.
Stir in bacon. Pour into a container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Use within 5 to 7 days.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Yummy! I am totally with you on Ranch being one of the best things ever invented! And definitely homemade! πŸ™‚ Love this bacon version … genius!

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