Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

Ahhhh. Something different. Something new. That’s what I was looking for when I ran across this recipe for pimento cheese ranch dressing. Oh, no, not for a salad, though it’s great for them. Nope, I made this for dipping my spicy hot Buffalo wings. It cooled me right down, and it was a welcome change from my ‘usual’ ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

This pimento cheese ranch dressing isn’t thick. It’s a fairly thin sauce, which makes it perfect also as a salad dressing. It is still thick enough to stick to wings, which is why we’re here today. It’ll cool you down from that batch of mouth-on-fire wings, for sure!

Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing
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4 from 1 vote

Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

This was a welcome change from my 'usual' ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dipping Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dipping sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pimentos jarred diced, drained
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Note: If you're making these as a salad dressing instead of as a wing dipping sauce, reserve 1 tablespoon of the diced pimentos before processing. Stir in the remaining pimentos after the dressing is smooth, giving it a little texture.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth, 20-30 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing

I was looking for a new dipping sauce for wings. I love Ranch, I have to admit that it’s my go-to. But I also love blue cheese dressing. So I made this copycat of the blue cheese salad dressing from Outback Steakhouse. This instantly became my favorite wing dipping sauce (and salad dressing).

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing

You really need to let this copycat Outback Steakhouse blue cheese salad dressing ‘get happy’ in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. I actually prefer to let it sit overnight. The flavors get blended as you wait, and the wait is worth it. If you taste the dressing just moments after you make it you might disappointed as it won’t have much flavor. That flavor comes later, so be patient! Then get you some wings, a bowl of this dressing and GET TO IT!

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing
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5 from 1 vote

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing

This instantly became my favorite wing dipping sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dipping Sauce, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dipping sauce, dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 1544kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together by hand in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 1544kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 169g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 100g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1454mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I’m pretty much a Ranch dressing wing-dipping kinda guy. Sometimes I’ll go ‘nuts’ and dip with blue cheese dressing. I’m always on the lookup for a way to amp up my Ranch dressing, just to make sure I don’t get bored with it. This jalapeno Ranch dressing combines a few ingredients with bottled dressing and in no time, boom! Upscale Ranch dressing with a nice mild kick.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

This jalapeno Ranch dressing definitely needs to get happy in the fridge for AT LEAST 2 hours before serving. I actually prefer to let it blend overnight. It thickens up then too, making it perfect for sticking to wings. Heck, you don’t want the stuff just running right off, do you?

And don’t fear the jalapeno. It adds a nice pepper flavor, with just a little heat. You can use more if you want more of a kick but I wouldn’t use less or you want notice it much.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
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Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

This jalapeno Ranch dressing combines a few ingredients with bottled dressing and in no time, boom! Upscale Ranch dressing with a nice mild kick.
Prep Time5 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dipping Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dipping sauce, dressing
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 661kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Ranch dressing the bottled stuff, not the seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded, chopped (or more, to taste)
  • 1 medium tomato chopped

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 17914mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.