Wingstop Ranch Recipe (Copycat)

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My copycat Wingstop ranch recipe is creamy and full of bold flavor. You can stir together this 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 and with my recipe, you are guaranteed to get authentic Wingstop flavor.

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. It’s so creamy and is the perfect thing to dip my wings into.

I came up with this recipe when I didn’t feel like making a trip out to the restaurant. Why go out when I can make my own Wingstop meal at home with wings, fries, Louisiana rub, and this ranch.

After some trial and error, I came up with this copycat recipe that will have you feeling like you are eating ranch straight from the restaurant.

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 so 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 recipe is made of just three main ingredients. You can add a little touch of black pepper for some extra flavor.

  • Ranch seasoning packets – I like using Hidden Valley Ranch mix to give you that Wingstop flavor. 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. I recommend Duke’s Mayonnaise for the best result. You can substitute reduced fat mayonnaise, vegan or dairy-free if necessary.
  • Buttermilk – Adds a little tang and creaminess to the ranch.
  • Ground black pepper – Optional for a little extra seasoning.

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, buttermilk, black pepper, 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.
Bowl of ranch dressing with a whisk.

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:

Milk – You can substitute the buttermilk with milk.

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 buttermilk with vegan versions.

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

Heather’s recipe tips

  • Don’t have buttermilk? No problem! Combine 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Whisk together and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • If you would like to thicken the dip, add a little extra mayonnaise, if you would like it thinner, add extra buttermilk.
  • 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 Wingstop 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 extra buttermilk to make it more pourable.

Bowl of ranch dressing with chicken wings.

Common questions

What brand of ranch does Wingstop use?

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

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes, you can use vegan mayonnaise and a milk alternative. Just be aware that the consistency and flavor will be different.

How long does Wingstop ranch last in the refrigerator?

This should stay good for 5-6 days if kept covered in the refrigerator.

What is Wingstop?

Wingstop is an 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.

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Bowl of ranch dressing with wings in background.
4.99 from 126 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

Ingredients 

  • 2 ranch seasoning packets
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Place mayonnaise, buttermilk, pepper, and both seasoning packets in a bowl.
  • Stir together until well combined.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Video

Notes

  • f 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.

Nutrition

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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24 Comments

  1. I love chicken wings and like to always try different dipping. Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying this soon

  2. This sounds delicious. I Love Ranch, but have not tried it from Wingstop before. I’ve never been there actually.

  3. 5 stars
    We love our dips to be a little thinner so thanks for the suggestion of adding some extra heavy cream. I am making this dip the next time we have chili chicken wings!

  4. 5 stars
    The ranch dressing looks so versatile and has so many uses. It seems like a dressing that will go well with everything.