Wingstop Ranch Recipe (Copycat)

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This copycat Wingstop ranch recipe is creamy and full of bold flavor. You can stir together this Wingstop ranch dressing in less than 5 minutes, making it a perfect go-to dipping sauce. It’s one of my favorite sauces to serve with just about anything.

Bowl of ranch dressing with wings in background.


Homemade Wingstop Ranch

Every time I go to Wingstop I make sure to get some of their ranch dressing. Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the money going out to eat so I make my own Wingstop meal at home with wings, fries, and this ranch.

Wingstop ranch dressing makes a wonderful dipping sauce for things like vegetables, chicken wings and even pizza. We love making homemade copycat sauces like this Boom boom and Chick-fil-a sauce because you are in control of the ingredients, and it’s much more cost effective.

If you enjoy ranch be sure to check out these recipes for homemade BBQ ranch, blackened ranch, buffalo ranch, and avocado ranch.

Why you will love this homemade ranch recipe

There is something do delicious about fresh, homemade ranch. A few reasons I love this recipe include:

  • Easy – Super simple to make with just a few ingredients you might already have at home.
  • Customizable – Adjust the ingredients to your taste preference.
  • Flavor – This ranch adds so much amazing flavor to things like wings, chicken tenders, or vegetables.

Wingstop ranch ingredients

This easy Wingstop ranch recipe is made of just three main ingredients. It’s a little different than most because it’s made without buttermilk. You can add a little touch of salt if you like but I tend to leave it out.

  • Ranch seasoning packets – I like using Hidden Valley Ranch mix. You could also use homemade ranch seasoning.
  • Mayonnaise – Since this is a prominent ingredient, I prefer using full fat, good quality mayonnaise for a rich, creamy flavor. You can substitute reduced fat mayonnaise, vegan or dairy-free if necessary.
  • Heavy cream – This adds another layer of delicious, rich flavor. You could substitute with buttermilk, but I find the heave cream is closer to Wingstop taste.
  • Salt – Optional for a little extra seasoning.
Packets of ranch seasoning, bowl of mayo and heavy cream.

How to make Wingstop ranch dressing

If you would like more of a visual step-by-step, be sure to check out the video below.

  1. Add mayonnaise, heavy cream and ranch seasoning packets in a bowl.
  2. Stir together with a whisk or spatula until well combined and creamy.
  3. Serve or store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Spatula in a bowl.

Variations and substitutions

Like many recipes, there are ways to put your own spin on the dish. This is a very forgiving recipe so feel free to make changes if needed. Here are a few substitutions:

Buttermilk – You can substitute the cream with buttermilk.

Sour cream – You can substitute the mayonnaise with sour cream or yogurt.

Homemade ranch seasoning – If you would prefer to use a homemade ranch seasoning, mix together:

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Vegan – You can substitute the mayonnaise and cream with vegan versions.

You could also adjust some of the ingredients to make different versions of ranch like:

Recipe tips

  • If you would like to thicken the dip, add a little extra mayonnaise, if you would like it thinner, add extra heavy cream.
  • I would recommend letting the dip sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before eating. The flavors will really start to come together making it even more tasty.
  • Making this for a party? You can easily double or even triple the recipe to accommodate a large group of people.

How to store homemade ranch dressing

Make sure to keep this in an airtight container in the refrigerator when you are not using it. This homemade ranch will last for about a week in the refrigerator. I would not recommend freezing it because mayonnaise does not do well in the freezer.

How to serve Wingstop ranch dressing

This addictive condiment can be used for so many different things. Of course it’s great to serve with a big batch of buffalo wings but we also use it to dip things like:

If you would like to use this as a salad dressing, I would recommend adding a little milk to make it more pourable.

Hand dipping chicken in ranch.

What is Wingstop?

This aviation themed restaurant is based in America and specializes in chicken wings. The chain was founded in 1994 in Texas and started expanding in 1998. They now have over 1000 restaurants and according to Nation’s Restaurant News, was the third fastest growing chain restaurant in 2015.

What brand of ranch does Wingstop use?

They make their own ranch dressing. This is a close copycat recipe you can make at home.

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Did you make this homemade Wingstop ranch? Let me know in the comments how it turned out. I love connecting with you!

Bowl of ranch dressing with wings in background.
4.99 from 123 votes

Wingstop Ranch Recipe

By Heather
Delicious copycat Wingstop ranch recipe. Great for dipping sauce or dressing.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 ranch seasoning packets
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Place mayonnaise, heavy cream and both seasoning packets in a bowl. (If you are adding salt, add now.)
  • Stir together until well combined.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


YouTube video


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 607IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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    1. 4 stars
      Hi, Nieke — I tried 3 Tbsp (from the recipe for dip on the HVR jar) and i seemed to be right. I now see that Wingstop uses buttermilk, so I’ll do that next time. But it was very good with heavy cream. 🙂

  1. 4 stars
    I made this recipe and it is very tasty. A bit too salty but it is good! No additional salt is needed

  2. Except wingstop doesnt use heavy cream we use buttermilk and hidden valley ranch and mayonnaise and that’s it

    1. Hi Corey do you know what brand of mayonnaise yall use I’ve dried making it with hidden valley buttermilk and mayo and it still don’t taste close to wingstops ranch?

      1. Use a store brand, generic mayonnaise like Great Value. It has a milder flavor. None of that strong tasting stuff like Hellmann’s, Best Foods, etc.

  3. Oh wow, what a tasty looking dipping sauce. I love the ingredients and this would be a big hit with my brothers.

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! This Wingstop Ranch Recipe looks absolutely mouthwatering! I will definitely make this for my sons.

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds really yummy. I love having Ranch dressing with spicy wings they go so well together.