Homemade Ranch Seasoning
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We went to church in the morning and then stuffed our faces with homemade manicotti and chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert (both recipes coming soon!)!
Ranch. It’s my favorite dressing aside from just oil and vinegar. I could eat it on salads, dip pizza or fries in it, use it for a veggie dip, pretty much everything! We go through a lot of the ranch seasoning packets in this house, mostly thanks to bi-weekly crockpot ranch chicken tacos. That stuff isn’t cheap!
I have made a few of my own seasonings this year including taco seasoning and pumpkin pie spice. Making your own seasonings is really simple and although it may seem like it costs more up front to buy each seasoning, it will save you in the long run. Being a food blogger, I already have a spice cupboard stuffed with every seasoning known to man. I love making our own seasonings, not just because it saves money, but also because I know there aren’t any unnecessary or weird ingredients.
You can make this ranch seasoning in a couple of ways. If you want to use it like the packet, then you will add powdered milk to the seasoning (as pictured). If you prefer to add your own fresh milk, you can just mix up the spices on their own. Totally up to you!
- 2 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 3 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup powdered milk or powdered buttermilk* (see note)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Store in an airtight container. You can also add everything to a food processor and grind to desired consistency if you want a more ground mix similar to the packet version.
- To make dressing, combine about 1 heaping tablespoon of the ranch seasoning with about 1/2 cup mayo or Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup milk or buttermilk to thin it out (I recommend using buttermilk flavor-wise).
2 tablespoons of the seasoning = 1 packet of ranch seasoning mix
If you prefer to always use fresh milk or buttermilk, you can omit the powdered milk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g