Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

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!!!

Ranch Seasoning Ingredients


Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Ranch Recipe

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Delicious ranch seasoning mix is super easy to make homemade!



  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • optional: 1/3 cup buttermilk powder*


  1. 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.
  2. Store in a sealed container for up to 1 year.  (If using the buttermilk powder, refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 month.)


Buttermilk powder: If you would like to make ranch seasoning that is identical to the stuff sold in the packet, you can add buttermilk powder to this recipe.  Otherwise, you can just add fresh buttermilk if you are turning this seasoning into ranch dressing.

Store-bought equivalent: Approximately 3 tablespoons of this mix (made with the buttermilk powder mixed in) equals 1 packet of the store-bought ranch seasoning mix.

To make ranch dressing: Combine 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix (including buttermilk powder) + 1/3 cup mayo + 1/3 cup milk, and whisk to combine.

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360 comments on “Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix”

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  1. 5 stars
    Your recipe was a hit! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This has made my life so much easier! We go through a lot of ranch and this is so much faster than getting out all the bottles of spices, etc ; it’s already mixed for you. Tripled the recipe for a big container full. Thank you for a great recipe!!

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  7. 5 stars
    It was very good 😊👍 lots of flavor 👌👌😊

  8. 5 stars
    Loved it. I do most of my own spice and here mixes and I’ve added this one to my list.

  9. 5 stars
    I like this better than store-bought ranch dressing.

  10. I’m curious why this has to be stored in the refrigerator…I don’t see any ingredients in it that require refrigeration.

    • Refrigerating it extends the shelf life, especially if you’ve added the dry buttermilk powder.

  11. How much of this mix is equal to 1 packet?

  12. I can’t thank you enough for this recipe! It is now my staple that I add to blended cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or kefir cheese, along with carmelized onion, chopped artichokes, Bleu cheese, goat cheese or whatever, to dip veggies into. I do not refrigerate it … just keep it in a sealed jar … and it lasts for months.

  13. I tried this mix with the suggested 1 T mix, 1/3 c may and 1/3 c sour cream. I found it too thick. Any suggestions?

  14. This is so good! Better than the packet and FAR less expensive to make. I added a couple T of sour cream for a ranch dip. Thank you!

  15. Love this recipe. My friend can’t have dairy, so I make a thick cashew cream (1 cup cashews, 1 1/2 cup water blended in a vitamix till smooth) and add this mix without the powdered buttermilk, and let it sit over night. If it’s too thick, I add a little more water. She devours this as a fresh veggie dip. Thank you for posting it!

  16. In the picture shown, are those scallions or chives?

  17. SO good!!!! We started using this as a substitute for the store bought mix for roasts and now we won’t even buy ranch dressing as this recipe is awesome!

  18. Is Buttermilk Powder the same as Saco Buttermilk Blend? I can’t seem to find anything called Buttermilk Powder. Thanks

  19. Can you simply hang and dry all herbs from the garden? Kinda novice at that aspect. We live in a colder climate and growing season is very short. Grocery store is very expensive in winter for herbs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!