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?

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Delicious ranch seasoning mix is super easy to make homemade!


  • 1/3 cup dry powdered buttermilk (*see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon 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 a sealed container (here is the jar I used) 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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345 comments on “Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix”

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  2. If you use fresh buttermilk, do you use 1/3 Cup buttermilk and omit the 1/3 Cup milk?

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  5. Made this today with no buttermilk powder and mixed with Greek yogurt. I added a little splash of apple cider vinegar and it was perfect!

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  8. Thank you for this! I hate the mystery ingredients in packets!
    Also, LOVE your measuring spoons.

  9. When substituting this instead of a Ranch packet, how much should you use of the dry mix. I did use the dried buttermilk, so I’m assuming that’s ok for substituting the packets?

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  11. I don’t like having those small packages around and I don’t usually have the right one when I want it or it isn’t enough of it. Thank you so much for posting this.
    I made a double batch for Superbowl weekend, where I am making Pull apart bread with cheese and other goodies in the crevices. Then the recipe calls for mixing Ranch dry mix with melted butter and then brush this all over the bread, wrap it in foil, and bake it for 15 minutes. Some add chicken, regular or turkey bacon, veggies +. Could also add it with some organic oil and spread it over the bread. Thanks again. Have pinned it.

  12. Fabulous! Just the other day I was pondering how to make a ranch mix on my own, to use up the last of some sour cream and yogurt I had in the fridge. After making my own taco seasonings and steak rubs at home I just can’t bring myself to buy the packaged seasoning mixes anymore, I don’t like the additives. Thanks for sharing :)

    • I agree. I make all my rubs etc. and don’t buy mixes any more! This is a blessing, I just add lesser amounts to smaller amounts sour cream because I live alone.

  13. I found this recipe on Pinterest. This is the best ranch seasing mix I’ve tried. It mixes up in a flash, and the flavor is spot on. I am not a huge dill fan, so I might reduce the dill to 1 tsp., but the longer you let the dressing or dip rest after mixing, the more the flavors meld into the perfect specimen of ranch deliciousness. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. where do ya get dry butter milk ?

  16. I was really looking forward to trying this but I was little disappointed, and I think it might just be me. I left out the buttermilk powder because I have no idea where I’d find that. I also used fat free plain greek yogurt and fat free milk. It turned out really watered down, and I think that has something to do with the fat free milk. I think if I had included the buttermilk powder, it would have turned out fine. I still have some of the spice mix left, so I think the next time I’ll use fat free sour cream and maybe a splash of milk. And I’ll see if I can find the buttermilk – seeing another commenter say that they found it at Walmart is promising since that’s where we do our grocery shopping.

    • You can find powdered buttermilk in the aisle that they keep the baking goods and the powdered milk.

  17. AVOCADO!!!! Mash up an avocado and mix in to taste…I omit the powdered buttermilk…I’ve added dehydrated bell peppers to…YUMMO!!! Adding some vinegar would probably make it better too!!!

  18. I assume that the dry buttermilk would need to be excluded if the mix is made for someone who is vegan. Yes? If so, do you know of a vegan substitution that can be used? I’m trying to convert a Taco Soup recipe that calls for a package of dry ranch dressing mix.

    • Hi Taren,

      Eek, I actually don’t know a buttermilk substitute. I would just add in 2 tablespoons of the mix (sans dry buttermilk) and 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast.


  19. You are the best , I enjoy looking and trying your recipes .

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  23. Hi! I made this (along with the Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup) to use tomorrow when I make Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops. I left out the buttermilk powder and added in a bit of paprika for color. Thanks for posting this! If this crock pot recipe works out (as my sister and everyone else raves it will), I will be making it a lot. And needing both cream of chicken soup and ranch seasoning a lot. I blogged about making both today at my blog and will blog again tomorrow in the post-supper post about the ranch pork chops.

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  26. Thank you for your recipe. My daughter is allergic to so many additives. I have turned down so many recipes because of that. Now I have so many I can use.

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  32. I whipped this up, omitting powdered milk and onion powder. Subbing goat’s yogurt (all items I had in my kitchen). The first taste tester was my son in law who eats the mainstream american diet, and he was leery to try it, but was surprised at how good it was! He gobbled up paleo chicken tenders in almond flour, dipped in this ranch. Thank you for the recipe!!

  33. How long can I keep the dressing in the fridge?

  34. Is the yield of this recipe equal to 1 packet?

  35. I used this recipe for a veggie dip. I didn’t have any buttermilk powder, so I omitted that, but I added the avocado that someone suggested. It was a big hit–so delicious! I will definitely be making it again!

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  37. If you shop at WalMart look for the powdered buttermilk in the aisle where they sell the regular low fat powdered milk, condensed and evaporated milk.

  38. Thank you for the recipe, I used it on my Whole 30 blog! http://mekwhole30.blogspot.com/

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  41. Thank you soooo much for this recipe! I bought all the items fresh and mixed it up. Planning to make ranch dip for dd’s bday party this weekend. I’m so sick of all the ranch dressing mixes having stuff like maltodextrin in them and I refuse for my children to eat that stuff if I can help it but i’ve missed out on Ranch for a while now. I’m SOOO very glad to have my ranch back!! :-D

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