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Bacon Ranch Dressing

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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…..

This Bacon Ranch Dressing is going to be your new favorite!! cookingwithcurls.com

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 cookingwithcurls.com

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 dressing are the same as the ever popular Homemade Dairy-free Ranch Dressing.

How to make Bacon Ranch Dressing:

Start by adding apple cider vinegar to milk. Regular, coconut, cashew, doesn’t matter…..

Bacon Ranch Dressing milk cookingwithcurls.com

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 cookingwithcurls.com

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

Bacon Ranch Dressing bacon cookingwithcurls.com

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! cookingwithcurls.

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. 😉

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 cookingwithcurls.com

or is it a quarter? Game? Oh well, maybe next time. 😉

More delicious ranch dressing recipes:

Enjoy!!

This Bacon Ranch Dressing is going to be your new favorite!! cookingwithcurls.com

Bacon Ranch Dressing

You can't go wrong with this Bacon Ranch Dressing. It's the perfect topping for any salad, or chicken tenders!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch, dressing, recipe, sauce, dip, bacon
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • cup milk I used coconut/almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cooked bacon

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 29mg | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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11 Comments

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

  2. Lisa, I have got to try your dressings! They’ve been high on my list and this awesome bacon ranch just reminded me…and now I have one more to add to the list!

  3. Bacon and ranch? YUM!! I’d love for you to share your post with us at the Motivational Monday link party with us!

    Have a great week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  4. I love ranch dressing, and he added bacon is just perfect! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!
    Cathy

  5. I must try this one. I have a honey-mustard recipe that is my go-to but I’d love to find a tasty ranch! I hate the bottled stuff…and bacon is right up my alley. 😉

    -andi

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