This post shares the recipe for my Italian family’s favorite meal, Mazzios Ranch recipe.
The dish is so delicious and simple to make that you’ll be making it often! It is a mound of Italian-inspired chicken salad that has been coated in light, airy ranch dressing.
This recipe yields plenty of leftovers and is a fantastic dish for those days when you want to eat something delicious but don’t have time to cook.
You can serve it with your favorite crackers or on crisp summer lettuce with fresh tomatoes. This recipe is also great for picnics and potlucks!
Mazzios Ranch Recipe
Prepare Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
- 1 ½ teaspoon fresh minced dill
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Step By Step Instructions
Step-1: Combine the mayonnaise, parsley, dill, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and onion powder in a medium-sized bowl.
Step-2: Add the sour cream and buttermilk to the mayo mixture. Mix very well and add the Plain Greek Yogurt and pepper.
Step-3: Chill mixture in a covered container for at least 4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
- Calories: 149
- Fat: 14g
- Cholesterol: 27mg
- Sodium: 105mg
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 2.5g
Excellent Source Of: Vitamin C and Vitamin A (percent Daily Value)
What Does Mazzios Ranch Taste Like?
You’ll enjoy the freshness of the light, creamy flavor of Mazzios Ranch. The ingredients give it a distinct taste that’s hard to replicate with store-bought ranch dressing. Some have referred to Mazzios Ranch as a “cleaner” tasting dressing for chicken salad sandwiches and other dishes.
How Should I Serve Mazzios Ranch?
Mazzios Ranch is most delicious when served on top of your favorite chicken salad. If you like, you can add a few nuts to the ranch mixture for a more interesting taste. It also makes an excellent dipping sauce for vegetables and chicken tenders.
Best 5 Serving Ideas
1. Chicken Salad
Mazzios Ranch transforms the ordinary and bland chicken salad into a unique and delicious combination. Serve with your favorite vegetables, and enjoy!
2. Pasta Salad
A Mazzios Ranch pasta salad is a great way to spice up any dish. Add some pasta and cheese, and you’ll be dining on the best pasta salad!
3. Chicken Wings
Flavor your chicken wings with Mazzios Ranch for a unique seasoning that will have everyone asking for more!
4. Chicken & Pasta Casserole
Mazzios Ranch makes an excellent addition to any casserole recipe. Just add it to the mix, and you’ll be enjoying a delicious dish in no time!
5. Garden Veggies
Mazzios Ranch can be mixed with mashed potatoes to create a unique taste that elevates ordinary mashed potatoes into an extraordinary side dish. It also adds zest to any vegetable dish.
Are Mazzios Ranch Good For You?
Mazzios Ranch has a great ingredient list that’s chock full of healthy vitamins and minerals. It’s hard to beat the high Vitamin C content found in many fresh herbs. The blend of natural buttermilk and Greek yogurt means you’ll enjoy a salad dressing with plenty of protein!
The ranch is also low in carbs, making it a good choice for weight loss diets, and it contains no preservatives or unhealthy ingredients.
Is Ranch Healthier Than Mayo?
The answer to this question depends on how you look at it. Mazzios Ranch is made with healthy ingredients, especially when compared to the store-bought versions that are full of additives and extra fillers such as high fructose corn syrup.
The main difference between mayonnaise and ranch is that mayo contains eggs. This makes it higher in cholesterol, so you should use it sparingly.
Which Is Better For You, Ranch Or Italian Dressing?
This question has caused a stir amongst salad dressing aficionados for quite some time. Both dressings have natural ingredients and are low in fat, making them fit for a healthy diet. However, Italian dressing is made with more herbs and spices than ranch dressing, giving it a stronger flavor.
It also uses more vinegar which gives it a tanginess similar to balsamic vinegar. However, both dressings go great with chicken and other foods that make chicken less mundane, such as fish or steak.
Can Mazzios Ranch Be Frozen?
You can store Mazzios Ranch in the freezer for up to 3 months, but it will lose some of its flavors and become slightly more watery after the first month. Just bring it back to room temperature before serving!
Mazzios Ranch is a last-minute recipe that you can whip up and enjoy with chicken tenders as a dip for French fries or any other food that needs some flavor. My family loves Mazzios Ranch, and it’s one of the few dishes I get to cook for my parents when they visit me from Italy.
Mazzios Ranch is so delicious that you’ll be making it often!