Ranch seasoning is easy to make and guaranteed to make so many dishes more delicious! Stop buying packets and make this recipe at home!
For years, I spent money to buy dry ranch mix at the store. I’d use the seasoning to add flavor to mashed potatoes, sprinkle it on top of popcorn, and even blend it in to filling for deviled eggs. Oh, and of course, to make the best salad dressing in the world!
In true American spirit, I love ranch on just about everything! While it was tasty, I knew I could make a better seasoning myself.
So that’s exactly what I did! After some experimenting, I’ve created a homemade version that a store bought packet can’t hold a candle to. The best part? It’s an easy and inexpensive way to add a ton of flavor to your food!
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
Note: This is just a partial list of ingredients. For the full ingredient list, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Buttermilk Powder – Dry ranch dressing mix wouldn’t be complete without buttermilk powder. Be sure to keep the powder on hand for other recipes too, like buttermilk pancakes! If you’ve never bought it, it’s a fantastic addition to your pantry.
- Garlic Powder – Double check your seasoning and make sure you’re using garlic powder, not garlic salt! This mix is already going to be incredibly tangy and flavorful. Too much salt will overpower the other ingredients.
- Onion Powder – Fun fact – did you know that onion powder is actually full of vitamins and minerals, as well as being a delicious addition to this recipe?
- Dried Dill – If you’re feeling fancy, you can make your own dried dill pretty easily. Just hang some dill sprigs upside down for 1-2 weeks, then crumble them!
- Dried Chives – Dried chives are even easier to make, if you’re up to it! Just chop them up and put them in the oven at 150 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
- Dry Mustard – This distinct, tangy flavor can’t be beat! Just a sprinkle is needed to make this seasoning truly mouthwatering.
How to Make Ranch Seasoning
When I said this recipe was easy, I meant it. In just one simple step, you’ll have your new favorite seasoning!
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until fully combined.
How to store dry seasoning mix
In an airtight container, homemade seasoning blends will last about 6 months in a cupboard.
Admittedly, store bought packets do have a longer shelf life… because they contain preservatives. Skip the chemicals and enjoy your natural, delicious homemade mix!
Once you put your creation in a jar and start using it, you’re seriously going to be obsessed.
Why not share the love? This holiday season, use this flavoring as a stocking stuffer or party favor! Just a warning – be ready to share the recipe!
Use this to make:
Ranch Dressing: Combine 4 tablespoons ranch seasoning, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Stir to combine and refrigerate at least 20 -30 minutes before serving.
Ranch Dip: Combine 4 tablespoons ranch seasoning, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Stir to combine and refrigerate at least 20 -30 minutes before serving.
Ranch Roasted Potatoes or Vegetables: Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss 1 pound of potato wedges or equal weight of sliced carrots, broccoli crowns and red onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix. Roast for about 30 minutes.
For Dredging Chicken or Fish prior to Frying: I like to add 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning to the flour prior to dredging the chicken or fish before frying or baking.
For Sprinkling on top of Popcorn!
How to Make Ranch Seasoning
- 1/2 cup buttermilk powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried chives
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and stores up to 6 months.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.