Blackened Ranch (Popeye’s Copycat)

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Make Popeye’s Copycat Blackened Ranch Dressing at home using simple ingredients in just 5 minutes.

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Blackened ranch served in a bowl.
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About Blackened Ranch

I love making homemade dressings, dips, and sauces. On our recent trip to the US, we went to Popeye’s and loved the ranch dressing they served with their fried chicken. After a few attempts, I could manage to create a very close recipe.

This copycat recipe for Popeye’s Blackened Ranch is a perfect replica of the original. It is a variation of the traditional buttermilk ranch recipe and will surely be a hit with your family and friends.

Ingredients

Mayonnaise – Use full-fat mayonnaise for the best result. Refrain from using Miracle Whip or light mayo.

Sour Cream – I use my homemade Sour Cream to make this ranch sauce recipe, but you can use a store-bought tub.

Buttermilk is used to thin down the dressing and maintain the creaminess.

Herbs & Spices – You will need dried parsley, dried dill weed, black pepper powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.

How To Make Blackened Ranch

Combine the following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well using a whisk.

  • 1 cup full-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
Mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk added to a bowl.
Mixed until smooth.

Add the following ingredients and mix well with a whisk.

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Remaining ingredients added to the bowl.

Check for salt and add more if needed.

Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

Ready blackened ranch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good substitute for buttermilk?

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can easily substitute it with milk and vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will give you the same consistency and flavor as buttermilk.

How do I make a blackened ranch using ranch seasoning?

Combine 1 cup full-fat mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, and ¼ cup buttermilk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well using a whisk.
Add 2 tablespoon ranch seasoning, 2 teaspoon smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder, and mix well with a whisk.
Check for salt and add more if needed.
Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

How do I make it using readymade blackened seasoning?

Combine 1 cup full-fat mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, and ¼ cup buttermilk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well using a whisk.
Add 3 tablespoon blackened seasoning and mix well with a whisk.
Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

Pro Tips By Neha

Use the best quality herbs and spices for the best flavor.

Add milk or cream to the mixture if you want a slightly thinner dressing.

If you want a thicker ranch, add extra mayonnaise to this recipe.

Let the dip sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will bring out the flavors.

For a spicier dressing, add more cayenne pepper, chili sauce, or hot sauce to the mixture, and for a milder dressing, omit the cayenne pepper altogether.

Serving Suggestions

Popeye’s copycat blackened ranch dressing is great on salads as a salad dressing or over-grilled fish and meat.

It is also delicious as a dipping sauce for grilled vegetables, chips, fried chicken, chicken wings, fried seafood, and chicken tenders.

This dressing is also great on burgers, sandwiches, or wraps.

Storage Suggestions

Store this creamy ranch dressing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week.

This creamy sauce can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Just thaw it overnight and use it.

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Blackened Ranch Recipe (Popeye’s Copycat)

Make Popeye's Copycat Blackened Ranch Dressing at home using simple ingredients in just 5 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total: 37 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup full-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspon cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
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Instructions 

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well using a whisk.
  • Add parsley, dill weed, black pepper powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper powder, and salt, and mix well with a whisk.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

Video

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Notes

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can easily substitute it with milk and vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will give you the same consistency and flavor as buttermilk.
Add milk or cream to the mixture if you want a slightly thinner dressing.
If you want a thicker ranch, add extra mayonnaise to this recipe.
Let the dip sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will bring out the flavors.
Add more cayenne pepper to the mixture for a spicier dressing; omit the cayenne pepper altogether for a milder dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 447mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 512IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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    1. You can store this creamy ranch dressing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week. I have mentioned it in the post too.