Ancho Chili Ranch Dressing

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To pep up your basic Ranch Dressing recipe, I added ancho chili powder and smoked paprika. This recipe is inspired by dressing served when I worked as a bartender at The Chancery in Wisconsin. My dad and I have been eating it for three straight days.


  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • buttermilk, as needed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. fresh chives, chopped (or to taste)
  • 1/4 c. fresh Italian flat leaf parsley (or to taste)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp. ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika


***Mix all ingredients in a bowl until evenly blended.

Recipe rating: 

If you don’t like smoked flavor, leave out the paprika. It definitely has a distinct smoked taste! Also, I may be heavy-handed when it comes to adding seasoning. One or two teaspoons would probably be sufficient. But, really, add the amount to fit your taste!

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