Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Yield: About 3/4 cup of mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning - forget the packaged stuff and make your own ranch seasoning! No weird ingredients and saves money!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning



  1. This seasoning would add to any dish any day :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. This is genius! Ranch is one of my all-time favorite dressings. I can’t wait for the pb pie recipe.

  3. TERRIFIC recipe! It would make a cool holiday gift, too :)

  4. I love making homemade seasonings like this! We haven’t had ranch in forever since I hate buying the packets – I need to make this!

  5. Your little jars look so cute. Functional and decorative. It’s a win, win!

  6. This. is. genius. No ranch to be found, really anywhere in Europe, but especially in Holland. IMA MAKE IT NOW!

  7. I am a ranch-aholic!! I love this recipe. That photos with all the ingredients is so well done!! Kudos to you. :)

  8. I love making homemade seasonings like this!

  9. In the note reference section it advises the powder milk or buttermilk can be omitted, if preferred, however, if powdered milk is added to the dry mix does the preparation still require fresh milk or buttermilk or water with the mayo? Thanks for the clarification.

    • Hi there. I like to add both the powder and fresh milk in mine, but you can leave the powder out if you want to try that. You may need to make some adjustments though as it could end up being more watery so I would recommend adding just a bit at a time until the dressing reaches your desired consistency.

  10. I have the same question the previous person posted but wasn’t answered.  If I have fresh buttermilk do I also add buttermilk powder? Or omit that from the dry ingredients? Thanks

    • You can omit it you prefer to use fresh buttermilk, but note that in the directions, I often add fresh buttermilk in addition to the powder.

  11. I am so excited to have this mix on hand. Thank you! 

  12. Do store the mix in the fridge?

  13. Can I use just the seasoning recipe  and mix with sour cream for a veggie dip like you do when you buy the hidden valley ranch packet that’s designed for a dip?

  14. Ive made this in the past but couldn’t find my recipe. This is the 3rd recipe I tried before finding one that tastes like ranch dip. Thank you for sharing!!

  15. Does this need to stay in the refrigerator? (I’m asking because the powdered buttermilk needs to be refrigerated after opening)

  16. Those jars are darling… what size are they? Would you happen to have a link to it? Thinking about making for myself and sisters for a holiday gift! 

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