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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.
4.45 from 18 votes
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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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45 Comments

  1. would like to try your recipe, but I would like to use the liquid buttermilk I have on hand. How would I adjust your recipe to do that thank you Robert

  2. Living in England l would like to try these recipes but don’t know what powdered buttermilk. Here, buttermilk is a sour processed milk product normally used for baking.

    1. Buttermilk is the same thing here in the US. However, it is also available in a dried (dehydrated) form, which many buy for the convenience of mixing up small quantities for marinades and baked goods. Check the baking aisle in your food market.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for this! This is my go-to recipe & I always make sure I have a jar made up in the fridge! It’s great not having to waste money on those packets anymore!

  4. RE your recipe for homemade ranch dressing mix, any suggestions for a dairy-free version? Just leave out the buttermilk?

  5. In your first list of ingredients — found under the second picture (the jar with “Ranch” label) — you have 3 Tablespoons butter, melted. That ingredient does not show up in your printable recipe, and rightly so. However, you might want to remove it. It caused me some brief confusion, from which I recovered. : ) Just made this mix and used 3 Tablespoons of it in Mississippi Chicken. It worked well in my dish. Thanks!

  6. The powdered buttermilk can usually be found on the baking aisle. Usually around the canned milks. Hope that helps and you can find it without any problems.

  7. This ranch dressing is absolutely delicious! I made dressing using the 1T ratio suggested but added about 1T fresh lemon juice and it was perfect!

  8. Rustown Mon, thanks for the tip about parmesean cheese lids fitting the mason jars! This is a hack I will use. I will also be making the ranch mix, now I know How to save it!

  9. Adding this to my grocery list for next week – I save the lids of parmesan cheese containers and they fit mason jars perfectly! I never thought to make my own Ranch mix! I do my own taco seasoning and seasoned salt, though.

  10. I have buttermilk powder on my counter that is perfectly fine and its been there for over 10 years. I have dried milk powder the same, I donlt use these often, but they keep fine.The real problem is when they start putting in multi sylibic chemicals to keep these things shelf stable, if in a jar, they should be kept in a dark cool as possible cupboard.my xtra powdered milk and buttermilk are kept in my freezer, I have more than one freezer, and store long term in one, one for meat, and another for fruits another for veg, and a small upright for anything else,as well as the refigerator freezer, yes its a lot of freezers, but if you figure out what you need from each and only open them for taking out once a week,or less then the stuff stays well frozen, and using a vaccum sealer eextends the length of storage time.when I add fresh stuff, I move the older stuff to the top and everything is dated.

  11. Hahaha – nice catch on that one! I sure did mess that up. It should indeed be Black PEPPER not powder. When I have a chance, I'll get that fixed. Thank you for pointing it out! Eva, thanks for your tips and tricks for the buttermilk powder 🙂

  12. In the picture, I think you mean Black Pepper, not Black Powder! Unless someone is getting a little out of hand and the saltpeter is indicated. 🙂

  13. Yep, the onion flakes in the recipe are also known as dried minced onion (you can see it in the ingredient picture of all the bottles). This recipe makes about a cup (maybe a little over) so you'll want to use at least an 8 oz. jar. This jar shown is a 16 oz. jar. Hope that helps!

  14. Thank you so much for this recipe. My favorite way to use ranch dressing is to dredge pork chops in it (instead of flour) and grill/bake. Sooo good!

  15. What size jar are you using to put this ranch dressing in ?

    And I noticed you had a jar o minced onions in the picture too, but it wasn't mentioned in the recipe, just onion powder…..did you forget to mention it or is it not in this recipe ? 🙂

    Thanks. kentuckylady717

  16. Yum! I need to make this for sure. I almost bought some buttermilk powder last time I was at the store. I need to next time! Pinning to remember.