Before I get to the recipe, let me tell you that the garlic used in this recipe gives the sauce a bite, but when heated, the flavor mellows very nicely. So, if you use this as a dip, expect a bite. Some other uses are: as a pizza sauce (duh!), cheesy bread, mix it in mashed potatoes, use instead of mayo to add a bite to your sandwich, or put a dab on your steak. Just use your imagination, you won't be sorry.
If you just want to use the ranch dressing portion of this recipe, just omit the minced garlic and the Parmesan cheese.
Now, for my version of Papa Murphy's Pizza Garlic Sauce...
What you need...
- Mayonnaise... 1 cup
- Sour cream... ½ cup
- Garlic powder... 1 tsp
- Onion powder... 1 tsp
- dill... 1 tsp
- Dried parsley... 1 tsp
- Dried chives... 1 tsp
- Salt... 1/4 tsp
- Pepper... 1/4 tsp
- Garlic, minced... 1 - 2 Tbsp (depending on your garlic preference)
- Parmesan cheese... ¼ cup
Putting it together
- In a bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, and whisk (mix) well
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk together well (at this point you may be tempted to tweak the flavor, but please wait a few hours, because the taste changes over time)
- Cover and place in refrigerator a minimum of three hours (overnight is best as the flavors will intensify)
Hope you enjoy it, I know my family and I do!