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Ranch Seasoning

Save money and try this homemade dry powder mix instead of a packet of ranch seasoning. It tastes delicious in chicken, potatoes, dips, dressings and veggie recipes. This homemade ranch seasoning is made with pantry ingredients and NO preservatives!

Ranch seasoning in a small bowl with a measuring spoon.


This homemade ranch seasoning recipe is a pantry staple that can used in any recipe that calls for ranch dressing mix. It’s super easy to make and is a helpful addition to your spice cabinet.

I’ve started making my own homemade seasoning blends and much prefer them to the store-bought seasoning packets. You can can customize them how you like and it’s no biggie if you run out because you can always make more.

I love using ranch seasoning mixes as my weeknight secret weapon in recipes. Everything tastes better with it! Ever hear of Crack Chicken? It’s so addicting and delicious and the secret ingredient is ranch seasoning.

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Why You’ll Love This Delicious Seasoning Mix

  • Saves a trip to the grocery store because you make your own ranch mix at home
  • So many ways to use this versatile mix in dips, to season meats, make ranch salad dressing and more
  • Quickly whip up some ranch dressing for your salads
  • Simple ingredients
  • Great gift idea for a foodie
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Ready to use in less than 5 minutes
  • 3 month shelf life

Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Ingredients

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    • Buttermilk powder
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Dried dill
    • Dried chives
    • Salt
    • Dried parsley
    • Thyme
    • Black pepper
    Ingredients to make ranch seasoning.

    How to Make the Perfect Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

    • Step One: Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
    • Step Two: Store in spice jars.
    Ranch seasoning in a small bowl.

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    How to Use Ranch Seasoning

    Some of my favorite ways to use the dry mix.

    • Make homemade ranch dressing
    • Season meat 
    • Make homemade ranch dip 
    • Use in the breading mixture for chicken strips or chicken tenders
    • Add to popcorn 
    • Use as a substitute for garlic powder
    • Add to your mashed potatoes
    • Mix into meatloaf

    Use the dry seasoning mix whenever a recipe calls for a packet of ranch dressing mix.

    Ranch seasoning in a small white bowl.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Use onion flakes in place of the onion powder
    • Add a kick with a dash of cayenne pepper
    • Add a few extra herbs and spices to give it your own unique spice. Some recipes include mustard powder and dried tarragon.
    • You can also store in a mason jar if you don’t have spice jars.
    Ranch seasoning mix in a spice jar.

    Storage Instructions

    I recommend storing in an airtight container. I like using the little spice jars. I bought mine on Amazon. They are 3oz jars, but you could buy bigger jars if you like.

    Store for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. It should be stored in the fridge because of the buttermilk powder.

    What is Buttermilk Powder?

    Buttermilk powder is basically just dehydrated buttermilk. It has a similar texture to flour.

    I find at our local bulk food store (Bulk Barn). You can also get it from Amazon and Walmart.

    If you can’t find it, you can make your own dry buttermilk powder substitute.

    How Much Ranch Seasoning is in a Packet?

    If you have a recipe that calls for a packet ranch seasoning mix, use 2 tablespoons of your homemade ranch seasoning in its place.

    Ranch seasoning in a spice jar with a black label.

    Ranch Inspired Recipes

    You can use your DIY ranch seasoning mix in these delicious recipes.

    Try my Onion Soup Mix, Yum Yum Sauce, Cajun seasoning and copycat Lawry’s seasoned salt.

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    Ranch Seasoning

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 8 tbsp
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Save money and try this homemade dry powder mix instead of a packet of ranch seasoning. It tastes delicious in chicken, potatoes, dips, dressings and veggie recipes. Made with pantry ingredients and NO preservatives!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • ½ cup buttermilk powder
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp onion powder
    • 2 tsp dried dill
    • 2 tsp dried chives
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    Instructions

    • Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
    • Store in spice jars.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 5315mg | Potassium: 3012mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 14115IU | Vitamin C: 149mg | Calcium: 1749mg | Iron: 9mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Pantry
    Cuisine American
    Keyword dry ranch seasoning, homemade ranch seasoning, ranch seasoning mix

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    3 Comments

    1. Would be helpful if you referenced how many Tbsp or tsp equal 1 envelope of pkg mix

      1. I have it in the post here:
        How Much Ranch Seasoning is in a Packet?
        If you have a recipe that calls for a packet ranch seasoning mix, use 2 tablespoons of your homemade ranch seasoning in its place.

    2. I use dry powder mix’sall the time, so for ranch dip I would take two tablespoons of this ranch powder to 2 cups of sour cream to my ranch sour cream and how much water would I use to make ranch dressing, Thank you for your time.

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