Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

Homemade ranch seasoning makes a great seasoning to keep on hand for ranch dressing, dips, chips, and more! 

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My family loves ranch dressing. Well, let me just admit that I probably love it more than anyone else in the family, but you get the point.

I could eat it on just about anything – from salads, vegetables, to dipping my fries into it, it is one of my favorite condiments. For years, I’ve been making my own buttermilk ranch dressing using fresh herbs and have also kept a little jar of my ranch seasoning mix in a little jar on standby for those days when fresh herbs weren’t available.

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Through this winter, I’d depleted my little stash of ranch seasoning mix and yesterday, as I was blending up a new jar, I grabbed my camera to share with you just how easy it is to make yourself. It is definitely a pantry staple at my house and so much better than those packets you can buy.

My homemade ranch seasoning mix uses dried herbs and spices that you probably already have in your pantry – parsley, dill, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Just those six ingredients and about five minutes is all it takes.

You’ll notice that all of the ingredients are of different sizes and textures, which makes keeping them mixed consistently a bit hard.

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The finer textured ingredients in the ranch seasoning mix – like the salt and garlic – generally settles to the bottom of the bottle. So, I just throw all of the ingredients into my spice grinder and pulse about five times to make it more consistent. You can also use a food processor or blender if you don’t have spice grinder handy.

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It stays perfectly combined and ready to go for making homemade ranch dressing, dips, and seasoning in so many recipes!

You can just skip that step if you prefer and make sure to whisk your seasoning mix with a fork before use if it settles.

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Here’s my Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

Total Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Homemade ranch seasoning makes a great seasoning to keep on hand for ranch dressing, dips, chips, and more!
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, blender, or spice grinder and pulse about 5 to 7 times. Pour into a container and store in the pantry for use.

Notes

Homemade Ranch Dressing (using homemade mix):
Mix 1 tablespoon of this ranch seasoning mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup buttermilk.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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26 comments on “Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe”

  1. And none of the artificial additives in packaged mixes!

  2. Wow, never realized it was this easy, Robyn! Would a tablespoon of this be equivalent to a packet then?

    Thanks again!!
    xoxo

    • Hi Bobbie,
      It is about as simple as can be! That’s exactly what I do, but I will say that the packets also contain dry buttermilk powder and I think some type of thickeners as well.

  3. Hello, this homemade seasoning looks delicious. I will make it tomorrow and leave you a review. Thanks

  4. hi – looks interesting. is there anything other than buttermilk that can be substituted? or do you have a recipe to make buttermilk? its just that I don’t use buttermilk for anything else and it would go bad before using it all. thanks!

    • I’ve always made buttermilk when I didn’t have the real thing by putting a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a cup and filling the cup with regular milk. Stir well and let it sit for a few minutes. I’m thinking you could probably use powdered buttermilk in this recipe. I would mix the dry seasoning with the powdered milk, add the mayonnaise, and just enough milk to fret the dressing to the correct consistency.

  5. Thanks for sharing. My family loves ranch dressing, and I prefer scratch cooking limiting all the preservatives I love your posts, since they use commen ingredients that I usually have on hand. I grow a large garden and do a lot of home canning-veggies, fruits, jams, jellies, relishes etc.
    In response to Elle, have you ever tried dried buttermilk? You can mix up the amount you need as needed. It does mix up thinner in consistency than fresh buttermilk. It comes in a can with a reseable lid.

  6. One question: when you list granulated onion and garlic, are you referring to garlic $ onion powders or salts?

    • Hi TM,
      I am using granulated garlic and granulated onion. Granulated garlic has a more coarse texture than garlic powder, the same with onion. If you have garlic and onion powder and not granulated, you can still use those. Just use 1/2 of the amount listed for granulated in recipes since it is a finer texture. I hope that helps!

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  8. Hi
    I live in India and don’t have access to dried dill weed can I sub oregano

  9. Would this be good to mix with sour cream or do you have to use mayo and butter milk for it to taste right?

    • I did not have parsley or onion powder, but used 2 Tbsp dillweed and other ingredients as listed. Added it all to 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream to spread over a layered salad. Excellent. I can’t wait to taste it tomorrow after refrigeration.

  10. Can you use this to make ranch DIP? Do you have a ratio to sour cream or should I start with 1 tbsp and add maybe a tsp at a time till it’s comparable?

  11. This is amazing! We love ranch dressing and I never thought to make the dry ingredients like this and have it easily ready to make into dressing. How long do you think it lasts refrigerated once it’s all mixed up?

  12. Looking for a dip amount also 🙂

  13. How much would be considered one packet? I use ranch packets for my crockpot roast beef. Thank you

    • Hi Melinda,
      I’m not sure of the packet amount, but you could check the amounts on your packets and use an equal amount of this homemade ranch seasoning mix. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks! xo

  14. Could you leave the salt out . I’m on a low sodium diet so I avoid a lot of store package process foods. This would be great if you can.

  15. Yummy! I forgot to buy ranch mix for a layered salad and went to this recipe on Pinterest. I didn’t have onion powder and very little parsley, but it tasted great! Tomorrow is Easter and I hope to fool everybody!

    Rating: 5
  16. This is amazing, I had all the ingredients. So I added it to Greek yogurt and shook it up with milk. I had added lemon juice before I found this recipe. I was using an old Jewish recipe for a dill dip. It came out amazing.

    Rating: 5

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