Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Published Date: April 5, 2023

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix & Seasoning uses pantry staple ingredients like dried garlic and herbs to fill your favorite dressings, dips, and recipes with deliciously fresh flavor!

Mix up a batch of this ranch seasoning mix to add to recipes such as my Ranch Chicken or Ranch Chicken and Rice Casserole!

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This Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix & Seasoning is packed full of fresh flavors from the best seasonings and dried herbs! You won’t miss the store-bought version after trying this homemade version just once!

Why I Love This Recipe!

  • Quick! Whipping up this homemade ranch seasoning mix is quicker than running to the grocery store for a packet!
  • Great Replacement! This mix is packed full of more flavor than the store-bought packets, which in turn really enhances your favorite dishes!
  • Multipurpose! I love that you can use this dry ranch mix in so many dishes, hot or cold! Scroll down to see some different ways you can enjoy it too!
  • Freshness! When you pull together dried herbs and seasonings, the result will always pack a ton of fresh, tasty flavor!
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Ingredient Notes

This ranch seasoning recipe uses dried herbs such as parsley, chives, and dill. You will also need buttermilk powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground pepper.

This dry ranch seasoning mix can be used in so many different ways! If you’re making a recipe that calls for seasoning packets of ranch, you can easily replace them with this homemade version!

Here are some ways to enjoy this ranch dressing mix and seasoning!

  • Make up a creamy bowl of ranch dip to enjoy with vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes! For a healthier version, try making it with Greek yogurt!
  • Use it to make your favorite ranch salad dressing!
  • Add it to pasta salads for a fresh, summer flavor like this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!
  • Coat your chicken with dry ranch dressing mix before grilling or baking the meat!
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How To Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix them together.
  3. Grind it in a food processor if you prefer a finer consistency.

Make Dairy-Free Ranch Seasoning!

There are technically two ways to make Homemade Ranch Seasoning. The recipe, as written, calls for buttermilk powder; this creates a substitute for the classic packet mixes. However, if you want a non-dairy version, you can omit the buttermilk powder and simply use the herb blend.

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Once I made my own Homemade Ranch Seasoning, I’ve never gone back to the store-bought version! The recipe is way less salty and lets the flavors of the herbs shine through! Just 2 tablespoons of mix WITH buttermilk powder replaces a traditional Hidden Valley ranch packet mix.

We love using this mix in our Veggie Pizza and Ranch Pickles recipes!

How To Store

Store this Homemade Ranch Seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 6 months.

If you love making your own homemade seasonings and sauces, too, try another recipe!

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Ranch Seasoning FAQs

How To Make Ranch Dressing

To make ranch dressing, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of this ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Whisk together the ingredients and then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

What Can I Substitute For Powdered Buttermilk?

You can swap out powdered buttermilk for powdered milk just keep in mind it may alter the taste a little bit.

Spice It Up!

To add a kick of heat, try adding in a bit of cayenne pepper and/or dried chili.

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A wooden spoon lifting ranch seasoning out of a jar.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix & Seasoning uses pantry staple ingredients like dried garlic and herbs to fill your favorite dressings, dips, and recipes with deliciously fresh flavor!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch dip mix, ranch dressing mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 14 tablespoons
Calories: 21kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup buttermilk powder see notes
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • tablespoons onion powder
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine ½ cup buttermilk powder , 2 tablespoons dried parsley, 1 tablespoon dried chives, 1½ tablespoons onion powder, 1½ teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried dill, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon ground pepper in a small bowl and mix together.
  • If you want it to have a finer consistency, grind it in your food processor.
  • Use according to recipe directions.

NOTES

  • What Can I Substitute For Powdered Buttermilk? You can swap out powdered buttermilk for powdered milk just keep in mind it may alter the taste a little bit.
  • Dairy-Free: You can omit the buttermilk powder entirely for a dairy-free version.
  • Spice It Up! To add a kick of heat, try adding in a bit of cayenne pepper and/or dried chili.
  • How To Store: Store in an airtight jar for several months.
  • How To Make Ranch Dressing
    • 2 tablespoons of this ranch seasoning mix
    • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
      • Whisk together the ingredients and then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

NUTRITION

Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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