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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is a dry powder mix. Control all the ingredients that go into your ranch dressing or into recipes that call for a packet of ranch.

A SIMPLE RANCH SEASONING RECIPE

I’ve been dabbling in making homemade seasonings. I recently made Taco Seasoning and it turned out fantastic! Besides Taco Seasoning, I use a lot of Ranch Seasoning. It is good as a dressing but it’s also good in so many other things (see some recipes at the end of this post.) It’s such a delicious, versatile, All-American seasoning!

illustration of ranch seasoning ingredients: buttermilk powder, parsley flakes, dried chives, dried minced onion, onion powder, salt, pepper, dried dill, garlic powder.

TIPS FOR MAKING RANCH SEASONING:

  • Maybe other than the Buttermilk Powder, you probably have all of these things in your pantry. Buttermilk powder can be found with all the other milk powders in the baking aisle of the grocery store. If you can’t find the buttermilk powder, you can always substitute with regular milk powder or just leave it out all together.
  • 2 Tablespoons of this mix = 1 packet of the store-bought seasoning mix
  • To Make Ranch Dressing: Combine 1 Tablespoon seasoning mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt) and 1/3 cup milk; whisk to combine.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning pictured in a glass mason jar.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • buttermilk powder
  • dried parsley
  • dried minced onion
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried dill
  • dried chives
  • ground black pepper and salt
buttermilk powder, minced dried onion, garlic powder, chives, onion powder, parsley flakes, dill weed.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE RANCH SEASONING MIX:

In an airtight container (I love mason jars!), add in all the ingredients:

Ranch seasoning mix ingredients in a mason jar before mixing.

Put on the lid tightly and give it all a good shake. Note: It’s a good idea to give it a good shake before each use too.

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix pictured in a mason jar with a label on the front that says "Ranch".

This needs to be stored in the refrigerator because of the buttermilk powder. It can be stored up to 3 months.

ranch dressing dry ingredients, stirred, shown as a top view looking down into mason jar.

MORE HOMEMADE INGREDIENTS:

Originally published: March 2015
Updated & republished October 2020

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning is a dry powder mix. Control all the ingredients that go into your ranch dressing or into recipes that call for a packet of ranch.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • cup buttermilk powder
  • ¼ cup dried parsley
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • In an airtight container (I love mason jars!), add in all the ingredients: 2/3 cup buttermilk powder, 1/4 cup dried parsley, 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried minced onion flakes, 1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic powder, 1 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder, 3 teaspoons dried dill, 2 teaspoons dried chives, 2 teaspoons ground black pepper and 2 teaspoons salt.
  • Put on the lid tightly and give it all a good shake.
  • This needs to be stored in the refrigerator because of the buttermilk powder. It can be stored up to 3 months.
  • Shake before each use.

Notes

2 Tablespoons of this mix = 1 packet of the store-bought seasoning mix
To Make Ranch Dressing: Combine 1 Tablespoon seasoning mix with 1/3 cup mayo (or Greek yogurt) and 1/3 cup milk; whisk to combine.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 427mg | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Hi , I’m just getting ready to buy ingredients for this Ranch Mix and I got confused. I noticed just after the section saying where the buttermilk powder is found in the store; you say 3 tablespoons of this mix =1 package of the store bought mix. then Just after the section “Instructions” you say 2 tablespoons of this mix = 1 package of store bought mix.
    Sincere Thanks,

    I

  2. Hi, always looking for new and healthier stuff. This sounds good. As to “This needs to be stored in the refrigerator because of the buttermilk powder” and “It can be stored up to 3 months”, I am curious. I would like to make this but I am leery of having to throw out unused portions after only three months. As I dehydrate my herbs etc., I know they are OK for over a year. Everything in the recipe is dried including the buttermilk powder, therefore, I don’t understand the 3 month shelf life. The website I found says the buttermilk powder is good for up to 3 years ( no I don’t believe everything I read on the internet, that’s why I am checking with you ). I would like to use this in several recipes including my favorite “Chicken and Rice” recipe that my grandkids love, but I need to know if I may harm them if I go over the 3 month limit. Question: why is there so short a shelf life and refrigeration required once all the ingredients are combined? Thank you in advance and keep putting out these great recipes. Greg

  3. Hi! I am going the the health food store tomorrow to pick herbs and spices. I want to make up a large batch of this ranch dressing, Could you please email me the amount this recipe makes so I can figure out how much to purchase in order to make a large batch. I would greatly appreciate our input. I realize this I short notice and apologize.Thank you for reading. Barb