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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: healthy ranch, homemade ranch seasoning, ranch dressing, ranch seasoning dry mix
Method: No Cook
Servings: 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) or bulk 3 1/2 cups
Author: Ashley McCrary


Small Batch

  • 1/2 cup powdered buttermilk* or powdered soy or coconut milk for dairy-free (can also omit all together)
  • 1/2-1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dill weed
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


  • 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. 


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 471mg | Sugar: 4.3g