Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

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Perfectly seasoned, Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is easy, quick and oh so good! Reach for this seasoning mix knowing all the ingredients right inside.

Ranch dressing mix is so versatile and can be used in so many ways from Café Rio’s Cilantro Ranch Dressing to Slow Cooker Ranch Mashed Potatoes. You will reach for this again and again. Homemade is always better!Homemade Ranch Seasoning mix in a jar with a tablespoon lifting up some of the ranch dressing mix.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

When you look at the ingredients of a ranch mix or dressing, you’ll always find things in it you can’t pronounce or perhaps isn’t sure what it is. Change that and make your own Ranch Mix, it’s even better than the store bought mix and healthier, since you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

When you see how easy this is you’ll never buy the store mix again. You probably have most of the ingredients already sitting in your pantry. You will love how much you can do with it. Not only does it make the most delectable dressing and dip but you can add it anywhere you want that tangy rich ranch flavor. Keep it handy for all occasions. Your family and friends will love it. Once you’ve had Homemade Ranch Seasoning you’ll never go back, it’s just that noticeably different and amazing.

Ranch Mix Ingredients

This contains just herbs and buttermilk powder mixed together. The ingredients are so simple and comes together quickly and easily!

  • Buttermilk Powder: This is a dry substance that will enhance the creaminess in the ranch.
  • Dried Parsley and Dried Dill: Both of these seasonings have so much flavor.
  • Garlic Powder and Onion Powder: Together they blend well and add to the ranch once made.
  • Dried Chives: A hint of zest from the onion stalk that is hidden throughout the mixture.
  • Salt and Pepper: Just a pinch will go a long way!

Making Ranch Seasoning

This is so easy, there’s nothing to it! Mix together, store in a sealed jar and get ready to use often.

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together until completely combined.
  2. When Making Ranch: 3 Tablespoons is equivalent to one dry packet of ranch mix.

Ranch Dressing Recipe

If making ranch dressing whisk together ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup mayonnaise and ¾ cup milk. Store in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days long.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

If you want your “chunky” herbs to be smaller, mix this in a food processor to make it fine and even.

Making Homemade Ranch Seasoning with the seasonings in different bowls.

What is Buttermilk Powder?

Buttermilk powder can be found in the baking section of most grocery stores. Be sure to pick yours up today to make this delicious homemade ranch seasoning!

  • Buttermilk Powder: So it’s exactly what you think it is, dehydrated Buttermilk in powder form and it’s awesome stuff
  • Uses: This can be used in anything you use buttermilk for and it keeps for months. Use in waffles, pancakes and biscuits.
  • Refrigerate: Because it is a dairy, once you open the container and once you mix up this seasoning you will NEED to store it in the fridge.
  • Find it: Look for Buttermilk powder in the baking isle near the powdered milk, and evaporated milk.

Tips and Uses of Ranch Mix

Need more reasons to make this and keep it around, here’s a list for you.

  • Add: Great use for flour dredge when making chicken, beef or fish.
  • Sprinkle: Enhance your popcorn, roasted potatoes or veggies by sprinkling over top.
  • Mix: Create a delicious bread by melting butter and brush on bread sticks, French Bread, or toast.
  • Add: Mix it in butter on the outside of toasted cheese sandwiches.
  • Use: In pasta, potato, chicken and even Mexican dishes to add extra zing.

Storing Ranch Seasoning

This mix is quick and easy to make that storing it is a simple step to ensuring its freshness. Simply add the seasoning to a sealed jar or container. 3 Tablespoons is the same as a ranch dry seasoning packet from the store. This seasoning will last about 3 months in a sealed jar stored in a dry, cool area. This does not need to be refrigerated.

A glass bowl filled with all the seasonings.

More Ranch Inspiration

So many ways to use this amazing mix, here are a few places you can begin.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

5 from 2 votes
Perfectly seasoned, Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is easy, quick and oh so good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 3 Tablespoons


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk powder, chives, parsley, dill, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Add the seasoning to a sealed jar or container for proper storing.


3 Tablespoons powder is the equivalent to one packet dry ranch mix.
If making ranch dressing whisk together ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup mayonnaise and ¾ cup milk.


Serves: 3

Calories92kcal (5%)Carbohydrates13g (4%)Protein8g (16%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol14mg (5%)Sodium885mg (37%)Potassium373mg (11%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar10g (11%)Vitamin A100IU (2%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium255mg (26%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dressing, Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade ranch, homemade ranch seasoning mix, ranch, ranch seasoning mix
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I think the best way to get around having to store the seasoning mix in the fridge is to eliminate the dried buttermilk and use buttermilk instead of sweet milk when making the dressing.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this seasoning tonight for my crack chicken. Oh wow! We love it! I am so glad the recipe makes enough to put away for use the next time I cook crack chicken, mashed potatoes, etc. Five stars!

  3. I would follow the recommendation of the buttermilk powder package when deciding how to store – some brands of buttermilk powder recommend refrigeration after the container is opened.

    1. That is what I was thinking this needs to be refrigerated better safe than sorry thanks for mentioning this tip

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