Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

Newsflash for ranch lovers!  Did you know that it is super duper easy to make delicious ranch seasoning mix homemade?

True story.  No need to run to the store for one of those processed packets, or to pick up a jar of your favorite ranch dressing or dip.  All of the ingredients are likely sitting right there in your spice cabinet!  Just do a little measuring, a little mixing, and you’re ready to make your favorite ranch dressing or dip or whatever other ranch-ness you may love in less than 5 minutes.  It is seriously that easy!

The great thing too about homemade ranch seasoning is that it won’t be full of un-pronounceable mystery ingredients.  Just your simple herbs and spices, and some optional powdered buttermilk if you’d like (similar to powdered milk).

I love using mine to make skinny Greek yogurt ranch dip, ranch dressing, or I’ll even just use the mix to season some chicken or fries.  Delish!!!

What is your favorite way to enjoy ranch?

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Delicious ranch seasoning mix is super easy to make homemade!


  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk (**see note below**)
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried chives
  • 1 tsp. salt


Whisk all ingredients together until blended. If you want a more finely-ground seasoning mix, you can pulse the mixture in a food processor until it reaches your desired consistency.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

*3 Tablespoons of this mix = 1 packet of the store-bought seasoning mix

**To Make Ranch Dressing:

Combine 1 Tbsp. seasoning mix with 1/3 cup mayo and 1/3 cup milk, and whisk to combine. You can also substitute Greek yogurt for the mayo.

**You can omit the buttermilk powder if you would like to use fresh buttermilk, or if you would just like the straight spices for the seasoning mix.**

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Joy — March 28, 2016 @ 10:44 pm (#)

    I made your ranch seasoning tonight, minus the buttermilk powder, and added it to sour cream.  I used it in for “loaded” hashbrown recipe.  Mixed together with a bag of frozen hashbrowns, added some cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and spread onto a cookie sheet.  Delish!  Thank you.  Love your site!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 29th, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it Joy! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Allie — April 21, 2016 @ 6:20 am (#)

    I made this last night and it was soooo runny? Any suggestions on how to thicken it? The taste was great! 
    Thanks – Allie

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 21st, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

      Hmmmmm it shouldn’t be runny, so we’re not sure why it came out that way! :( You could try adding a little more mayo or yogurt to thicken it up a bit — that should help!

  3. Helen — May 6, 2016 @ 10:41 am (#)

    I’m sorry if this has been answered, but where would I find dried buttermilk?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 6th, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

      Hi Helen! You should be able to find it in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.

  4. nancy reston — May 6, 2016 @ 11:49 am (#)

    Enjoy your recipes on the different spice mixes. I am looking for a recipe for Garlic and Herb mix.

  5. Tom — May 16, 2016 @ 7:07 pm (#)

    Having a math concern over the proportion of the mix to use to flavor a pint of sour cream for a dip if using fresh buttermilk. (The powdered buttermilk proved impossible to find at any market near me, lamentably.) The spices in this recipe equal about 1/3 cup, same as the powdered buttermilk, so if you have to use fresh buttermilk, wouldn’t the amount of mix to use be closer to 1.5 tablespoons, or maybe round to 2 tablespoons to account for the additional volume of 1/3 cup of fresh buttermilk? Perhaps not many people would object to double-strength ranch dip, but I’d wager a few might find it too intense. I just mixed up a batch with 2 tablespoons of the mix and can’t want to confirm my hypothesis tomorrow!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

      Hey Tom! We’re sorry you weren’t able to find any powdered buttermilk — please let us know how this turned out!


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