Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

360 comments on “Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix”

1 2 3 6
  1. I will absolutely be trying this, I normally just buy the packets. I even already have the buttermilk powder on hand.

  2. God bless you and this post. I’m pretty sure the only thing I talk about more than smoothies and oatmeal on my website are “creepy seasoning packets.” LOL

  3. OMG. Seriously. I’m all over it.

    Happy V-day!

  4. I love this! Must try. And, that settles it … I am giving in and buying some cute Weck jars.

  5. I love the idea of powdered buttermilk, trying that next time for sure!

  6. I need to make a big jar of this stat… I never knew powdered buttermilk exisited… off to figure out where to buy this special ingredient! Love this!

  7. The powered buttermilk needs to be refrigerated after you open it, so wouldn’t this need to be refrigerated? And how much would you uss like 1 tablespooon to 1 cup of milk?

    • I was wondering the same thing about the powdered buttermilk
      So I called the company and they told me the reason for putting the powder in the frig. is after a while it will get hard so I mixed up the recipe and put it in the frig. Hope this helps

  8. I had no idea it was this easy! Now I’ll have to make it all the time!

  9. Well, bless you my friend! We all need this!!!

  10. Oh my heavens, yes! I love this and absolutely need this as part of my pantry staples!

  11. If you use the buttermilk powder, do you use milk to mix it up with and how much of the ranch mix?

  12. Love this so much!! I love to enjoy veggies with a ranch dip!

  13. This looks real similar to mine – I usually will leave the buttermilk powder separate and in the fridge until I’m ready to use it, and then mix it with a blend of mayo and yogurt, the ratio of which depends on how healthy I’m feeling like making it that day. If I need dressing, I’ll add a little milk or whey.

  14. I needed this recipe! I would so rather make my own homemade ranch mix, don’t know why I never have! A friend just asked for a recipe for dressing, how do you make yours using this mix?

  15. Pingback: Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip | Gimme Some Oven

  16. Wow! So easy! And everything I already have on hand! I love this! I hate the store bought kind! Awesome!

  17. To make a dip or dressing how much seasoning and how much milk/mayo/sour cream?

  18. Will you share the recipe for dressing. Have the mix made…don’t know what to do. Going to try the dip tonight.

  19. This would be great but you forgot to tell us what to mix it with and how much liquid and how much of the mix to use.

  20. I’m not a fan of ranch anything but I have some colleague who often complain about the lack of ranch-anything in Germany. I’ll send them to this recipe next time! :)

  21. Your photos are so lovely Ali, I adore them :) And I’m super excited to try this recipe, I love finding ways to make homemade versions of store-bought items.

  22. I totally love this, Ali – like all the way.

  23. If you use real buttermilk, do you use the same amount as the buttermilk powder plus the 1/3 c. regular milk?

  24. You have no idea how excited to I am to see an egg free ranch recipe! I am allergic and to eggs and ranch is a killer! to be honest, all cream dressings are! I am so stoked to try this with Vegan Mayo!

  25. Pingback: Ranch Dressing Mix | Captain America & His English Rose

  26. I made for vegan friends using vegan sour cream. Your spice mix was perfect!

  27. This looks like an really good recipe!! I cant use store bought ranch or seasoning packets due to the MSG in them…causes severe migraines….thanks for a homemade version that looks sooo good!!

  28. I use the packets at home to make veggie dip…how much of this would you recommend to put in a 16 oz. container of sour cream?


  29. I use Kefir Milk instead of mayonaise or buttermilk. I can do without the fat. If I want fat, I use whole milk Kefir Milk rather than low fat or non fat. It thickens. Sometimes I put a large spoonful of plain yogurt in with it.

  30. Mine turned out runny when I mixed it with the milk and mayo, will it thicken up in the refrigerator?

  31. Pingback: Time to Spice Things Up… | booksforbelle

  32. Pingback: 8 Healthier Finger Food Recipes - Life by DailyBurn

  33. Pingback: Pretzel Dip | monanar

  34. Pingback: Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix from Scratch — Tastes Lovely

  35. Pingback: Baked Zucchini with Skinny Buttermilk Ranch - Lovely Little Kitchen

  36. Made the mix and loved it! I personally prefer mine with mayo and Greek yogurt and omit the milk altogether. I did 2/3 cups Greek yogurt to 1/3 cup mayo, super yummy!

  37. Pingback: Tried It, Loved It: August and September Edition | Well of Health

  38. Pingback: Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup | Well of Health

  39. Any ideas on how to substitute for a dairy free version?

    • Veganaise

    • substitute powdered goats milk for the powdered milk(buttermilk) and i use goats milk yogurt to make dips with…my friends and family have not noticed the difference i can tolerate goats milk but not cows milk and use almond milk for drinking but the goats milk for sauces and dips and such is great

    • Advocado with a little bit of olive oil.

  40. Just hosed down bone-in skin-on chicken breasts with this dry seasoning used as a rub. Lifted the skin flap and put pats of butter between the meat & skin, then sprayed the top of the skin with olive oil so it will be crispy.

    Letting the chicken think about the future for about 2 1/2 hrs before roasting in the oven. Should be fab.u.lous!

    • Just as a follow up – this recipe was easy and amazing! The chicken was juicy, tender and flavorful. Since these bone-in breasts were really large, I also cut a slit (almost butterfly)in the thickest part of the meat and put the dry ingredients there, too. Hate when the top part of chicken is flavorful, but the rest is bland/dry. This couldn’t have been better! Thanks for the recipe idea!

  41. I’m a little late to the party here but wanted to say that I’m so happy to find this mix recipe and am very eager to try it. The only thing I lack is the chives, which will be remedied this very day. I’m going to try just the dehy-buttermilk-less mix in Bulgarian yogurt. (Don’t like Greek yogurt – troublesome mouth feel. I know…I’m weird.) This has great promise! Thank you!

  42. Any idea how much the equivalent would be to a package of ranch dressing mix?

  43. Thanks soooo much, now I finally have a recipe!! In The Netherlands it is so hard to find this ranch dressing, so this one will be printed for my recipe box!

  44. Pingback: Homemade Condensed Soups | Heather's Homemade

  45. Pingback: Homemade/DIY Gift Ideas: 18 Spices, Seasonings and Extracts | Boulder Locavore

  46. Pingback: Sante Fe Soup | Healthy Kitchen, Happy Baby

  47. I halved this recipe, eliminated the salt & buttermilk powder and used it as a flavor substitution (with reduced-fat sour cream) in a healthier alternative version of Buffalo Chicken Dip. The result was GENIUS! Thank you so much for posting and helping me reduce sodium and fat calories!

  48. Pingback: Homemade Spicy Ranch Seasoning Mix | The Spiffy Cookie

  49. Hi, this mix looks great and I’m totally trying it! I will eventually go buy some buttermilk powder, but all I have is non instant powdered milk from the LDS cannery. I will post how my results turn out, this is exciting!