2-Minute Spicy Ranch for Dressing or Dipping

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Bowl of spicy ranch dip next to a basket of french fries

Spicy Ranch boosts the flavor of anything you would serve with ranch.

Our house loves anything spicy. We are obsessed with the ranch at Outback Steakhouse. That led me on a journey to find the perfect spicy ranch.

Bottled ranch at the store is great for convenience but making your own (even though I use a packet of seasoning mix for the base) just tastes better.

Spicy Ranch Ingredients

Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Packet



Garlic Powder


Onion Powder



Ranch dressing mixture in bowl with spices

To make it, throw everything into a bowl and whisk it together. The hardest part is sitting and waiting while the mix marinates in the fridge.

We love to put this spicy ranch on burgers, veggies, salads, french fries, chicken, and more.

This recipe makes 2 cups so plenty to have more than one time.

Bowl of spicy ranch dip next to a basket of french fries

If you are looking for a more mayonnaise and ketchup dip, we also love jalapeno fry sauce. It is also great for french fries, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Another favorite dip for veggies and roasted potatoes is this green goddess dip. It is like the dip you find at Melting Pot restaurant.

What is your favorite dip or dressing for french fries and sandwiches?

Basket of french fries with bowl of spicy ranch for dipping
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2-Minute Spicy Ranch

Spicy ranch adds a flavor boost to salads, french fries, burgers, chicken, veggies, sandwiches, and more.

Keyword burger sauce, chip dip, dressing, french fry dip, ranch, ranch dip, ranch dressing, salad dressing, veggie dip
Prep Time 2 minutes
Refrigeration 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 2 minutes


  • 1 pkg Hidden Valley ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.

  2. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. Makes two cups of dressing/dip.
  2. Optional: after 1 hour, do a taste test.  Feel free to add more spices if you want more flavor or spice.  Cayenne for spice.  
  3. Make sure to use mayonnaise, not miracle whip.
Basket of homemade french fries sitting next to a bowl of spicy ranch dip
A pile of onion straws on plate with a side of sriracha aioli

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