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Homemade ranch seasoning makes a great seasoning to keep on hand for ranch dressing, dips, chips, and more!
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.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe
Through this winter, I’d depleted my little stash of ranch seasoning mix and yesterday, as I was blending up a new jar, I knew I wanted 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.
How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning
My homemade seasoning mix uses dried herbs and spices that you probably already have in your pantry. By using the dried herbs and spices, your seasoning mix will be pantry stable so that you can quickly add it to all sorts of recipes for dips, dressings, and to add flavor to any number of dishes!
What are the Ingredients in Ranch Seasoning?
My homemade ranch seasoning mix only uses six ingredients.
- dried parsley
- dried dill weed
- granulated garlic
- granulated onion
- kosher salt
- black pepper
You’ll notice that all of the ingredients are of different sizes and textures.
The finer textured ingredients in the mix – like the salt and garlic – generally settles to the bottom of the bottle. To make sure that my mix stays mixed consistently, I add 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.
It stays perfectly combined and ready to use!
You can also skip that step if you prefer and make sure to whisk your seasoning mix with a fork before use if it settles.
How Long Does Ranch Seasoning Mix Last?
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is shelf stable for up to a year, depending on the age of your dried herbs and spices. In other words, the fresher the herbs and spices that you use in your mix, the longer it will last. I like to refresh my ranch seasoning supply at least every six months, if it has even lasted that long in my pantry!
If you do not plan to use this mix very often, you can absolutely cut the recipe in half to make a smaller amount and if you are like me, you can easily increase it as well!
Favorite Recipes Using Ranch Seasoning Mix
Here’s my Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Mix 1 tablespoon of this ranch seasoning mix with ⅓ cup mayonnaise and ¼ cup buttermilk. Makes ¼ cup.
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Yes! I think that is my favorite part of all! xo
Wow, never realized it was this easy, Robyn! Would a tablespoon of this be equivalent to a packet then?
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.
Hello, this homemade seasoning looks delicious. I will make it tomorrow and leave you a review. Thanks
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.
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.
One question: when you list granulated onion and garlic, are you referring to garlic $ onion powders or salts?
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!
I live in India and don’t have access to dried dill weed can I sub oregano
A few of the sites I’ve looked at recommended using tarragon in place of the dried dill weed in equal parts.
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.
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?
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?
Looking for a dip amount also 🙂
How much would be considered one packet? I use ranch packets for my crockpot roast beef. Thank you
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
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.
Yes, you can adjust to your personal needs and preferences. xo
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!
Thanks Lisa! xo
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.
So glad you liked it, Daria! Thanks! xo
Love adding this to sour cream and/or Greek yogurt for a dip mix! Much more affordable than buying the premade packets at the store!
I love your seasoning and have bought your book, I live in the UK so it’s hard to get some items on other recipe websites, but yours are no problem, thank you
Thank you so much, Lynne! I’m happy you enjoy the recipes and hope you are enjoying those in the book as much as my family and I do! I appreciate you very much! xo
This ranch mix is great for gluten free & vegans. It tastes great sprinkled on veggies or made as a dressing.
So glad you like it Kim! Thanks!
Thanks for posting this recipe! We forgot to pick up a packet of ranch dressing mix at the store and this blend did the trick with my twice baked potatoes.
I am glad you enjoyed it! We like the homemade better than the mix. Thanks so much for leaving me this comment! Glad it was a hit for your potatoes! xo
I will never buy pre-made again! It’s delicious!
Thanks Debbie! xo
Super easy recipe, super easy to tweak if you want to. Tastes great, I keep some made up at all times! Perfect if you want “just a little” to make some dip for your chips at lunch or if you’re a 1-person household. I’m a widow, and it’s great to make up just as much as I need and not have to waste a big container!
I’m glad you like it, Ronni! Isn’t it easy and so tasty?! xo
How much would you use in a container of sour cream if you were making a dip? I’m so excited to find this recipe since the MSG in the pre-made packets, dips and bottled dressings gives me debilitating migraines. THANK YOU!
We are in the same boat with MSG! Here is my recipe for homemade ranch dip. https://addapinch.com/easy-ranch-dip-recipe/ I hope you enjoy it! xo
While the seasoning was good, the dill overpowered the other spices and did don have the chives that traditional Ranch seasoning has. If you’re not a big fan of dill, I would cut it in half. I would call this a Dill Ranch.
I’m sorry you didn’t like the dill in this recipe. You can always adjust the ingredients to your personal preference. Thanks
Great for crack chicken!!!!!
Thanks, Rob! That sounds good.
Better than any premade mix!
Thank you, Shari!
I am unable to have dairy ( I typically use Oat milk when mixing up Ranch dressing) but because the store bought kind has dried buttermilk, I found your recipe to try… will this work just as well with Mayo and Oatmilk if I leave out the buttermilk or buttermilk powder?Thank you!!
I’m sorry, Cynthia, but I have never made it leaving out the buttermilk and making your substitutions. If you do try, let me know how it works out.
I want to cook pork chops in slow cooker and it’s telling me to us dry ranch seasoning is there something else I could use because I can’t find it
Karen, this recipe makes the dry ranch seasoning mix you could use on the pork chops.
Can I use canned powdered buttermilk /water in place of buttermilk? Who has buttermilk in their pantry? Love to try this recipe.
I haven’t made the dressing with powdered buttermilk, June, but you could if you wish.
looking forward to trying this ☺️
Hope you like this seasoning mix, Lou Ann.