Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix (FREE Labels)
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Say “No” to the store-bought ranch seasoning and make this Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix instead. It’s clean and contains no hidden ingredients. Make a big batch and keep it on hand for easy dips, dressing, and even seasoning veggies, casseroles, and soups. This seasoning also makes a perfect DIY gift. FREE labels included.
What Makes This Recipe Great
I’ve always been a fan of the enchanting flavor of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning. It’s like a culinary wizard that turns dull dishes into something delightful. But, here’s the catch—I’m not a fan of the ingredients. To fix that, I whipped up a healthier homemade ranch seasoning that captures the same great taste. The best part? No mysterious, hard-to-pronounce ingredients in this homemade version.
Ranch Seasoning Ingredients
Full ingredient amounts in the recipe card.Jump to Recipe
- Powdered Buttermilk or powdered soy or coconut milk for dairy-free
- Kosher Salt
- Dill Weed
- Dried Parsley
- Dried Chives
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Black Cracked Pepper
Ways To Use Ranch Seasoning Mix
Use this homemade ranch seasoning for pretty much anything! Here are some ideas below:
- Season Veggies
- Enhance Casseroles
- Popcorn Seasoning
- Grilled Meats
- Potato Dishes
- Snack Mix
DIY Gifts/Free Labels
Homemade ranch seasoning makes a fantastic holiday DIY gift. It’s super versatile, making everything from dips to dressings more delicious. It’s healthier too, without any weird stuff. Put it in a cute jar with a ribbon, and you’ve got a thoughtful and yummy gift that shows you put in some kitchen love!
Grab our FREE PDF download featuring charming labels for your homemade ranch seasoning jars. Whether you’re sharing your flavorful blend or elevating your personal culinary collection, these labels add a touch of individuality to your spice organization. Simply click the link below to get these practical labels.
There are 2 different PDF, one is created for Avery Round Labels White 2.5″ Diameter 27953 that you can purchase at Walmart or Target and the other is for cardstock. The cardstock choice is ideal for those who prefer not to buy stickers and would rather cut out the circles themselves.
- Make it Fine: If you want a fine blend, add to a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds.
- Make it SPICY: If you love cooking with a little extra spice, feel free to add red pepper flakes or a little cayenne pepper to taste.
- Mix 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning with 1 cup of mayo (can sub Greek Yogurt), 1/4 cup sour cream,1/2 cup milk or buttermilk (depending on how thick or thin you want the dressing), and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar. For dairy-free, use dairy free sour cream and plant based milk of choice.
- Mix together 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix along with 1 cup sour cream (or Greek Yogurt) and 2 tablespoons of milk or buttermilk (for a richer taste). For dairy-free, use dairy free sour cream or dairy free yogurt of choice and plant based milk of choice.
- Store in a container with a lid in a cool, dry place like your pantry or spice cabinet for the life span of the seasoning. It will keep for at least 6 months.
You can locate dried buttermilk in the baking aisle of many grocery stores; I found mine at Walmart. If it’s not available in your local store, you can easily purchase it on Amazon—refer to the recipe card for a direct link to buy.
Yes, you can omit the buttermilk powder in ranch seasoning if you prefer or if you have dietary restrictions. The buttermilk powder is often included in traditional ranch seasoning for its tangy flavor, but you can still create a flavorful seasoning without it. If you choose to omit the buttermilk powder, you may need to adjust the quantities of other ingredients to balance the flavors. Additionally, keep in mind that without the buttermilk powder, the resulting seasoning mix may lack some of the characteristic tanginess associated with traditional ranch flavor.
You can certainly switch out the buttermilk powder for soy milk or coconut milk powder to make it vegan and dairy-free. If you opt to use the dried coconut milk it will add a coconut flavor to the seasoning, which can bring a unique and tasty twist to your ranch. Keep in mind that the coconut flavor will be present, so it might not taste exactly like traditional ranch seasoning.
Store this homemade dry ranch mix in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Despite being a seasoning, refrigeration is necessary due to the presence of buttermilk powder.
To make Homemade Ranch Dip: Mix together ¼ cup of the ranch seasoning mix recipe along with 1 cup of regular sour cream or dairy-free sour cream and 2 tablespoons of milk of choice or buttermilk for an even richer taste. Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix 1 cup of mayo with ¼ cup ranch seasoning 1/4 cup sour cream, and ½ cup milk of choice or buttermilk and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar.
Only use fresh herbs if you plan to make a dip or dressing right away. Storing the seasoning with fresh herbs can lead to wilting and mushiness over time. However for longer storage, I recommend using dried herbs.
Certainly! Below is a recipe that yields 3 1/2 cups. It also serves as a wonderful DIY gift. Package the seasoning in a mason jar, tie it with a lovely ribbon, and you’ve got a thoughtful and purposeful gift.
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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 cup powdered buttermilk* or powdered soy or coconut milk for dairy-free (can also omit all together)
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp dill weed
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp dried chives
- 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black cracked pepper
BULK RANCH SEASONING: Makes 3 1/2 cup
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk powder* or powdered soy or coconut milk for dairy-free (can also omit all together)
- 1/2 cup dried dill
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 1/4 cup dried chives
- 1/3 cup garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tablespoons coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- FREE Ranch Labels
- Add everything to a medium bowl and whisk together. Store the mix in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 months. (Buttermilk powder has to be refrigerated after opening).
- 2 tablespoons of this dry mix equals 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
- Homemade Ranch Dip Mix together 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix along with 1 cup sour cream (or Greek Yogurt) and 2 tablespoons of milk or buttermilk (for a richer taste). For dairy-free, use dairy-free sour cream or dairy-free yogurt of choice and plant-based milk of choice.
- Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning with 1 cup of mayo (can sub Greek Yogurt), 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk (depending on how thick or thin you want the dressing), and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar. For dairy-free, use dairy free sour cream and plant based milk of choice.
- Feel free to exclude the buttermilk powder or replace it with powder soy or coconut milk for a dairy-free option.
- If you choose to use coconut milk powder, be mindful that it imparts a robust coconut flavor. Additionally, for the dip and dressings, you can use dairy-free coconut milk and sour cream.
- If you opt out of using the powder, refrigeration isn’t necessary, and it will last as long as the shelf life of the dry seasoning you incorporate.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.