Low Calorie Parmesan Ranch Dressing

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Fantastically skinny, this dressing is bursting with flavor. Each skinny tablespoon has just 19 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. It’s hard to believe it’s this low in calories and fat but it is! So versatile, it’s delicious on salads, drizzled over steamed vegetables, mashed into a baked potato or as a dip for veggies and chips. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour


1 cup Best Skinny Ranch Dressing

⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated, see shopping tip below

1 tablespoon apple or white wine vinegar

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

Black pepper, to taste


1. In a medium bowl, using a whisk, mix together all ingredients.

2. Pour into an airtight container and store in refrigerate for at least 1 hour, before using.

3. Parmesan Ranch will keep in fridge for at least 1 week. 

Makes 1¼ cups                                                         

Health Benefit
Parmesan is low in lactose, which makes it’s a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant.

Shopping Tip
Choose grated Parmesan cheese for this recipe. It usually comes in a pint container in the cheese section of your grocery store.

Serving Tips
This dressing works great on most green salads or most Italian-style salads. You can use as a sandwich spread, dressing for pasta salad, drizzled over roasted asparagus, mashed into baked potatoes or as a dip for veggies or chips.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 1
Weight Watchers Points Plus 0
Weight Watchers
(old points) 0

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tablespoon
19 calories, 1g fat, 0.3g sat. fat, 2mg chol, 1g prot, 1.4g carbs, 0g fiber, 111mg sod, 1g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 2 tablespoons
38 calories, 2g fat, 0.6g sat. fat, 4.8mg chol, 2g prot, 2.7g carbs, 0g fiber, 222mg sod, 1g sugar