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How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Do you need a packet of ranch seasoning quick? Do you want to feed your family healthy food? Do you love ranch dip?


If you answered yes to any of those questions stay right here! I have a simple solution. Homemade ranch seasoning mix.

Our family loves ranch dip!  I love to use the ranch seasoning mix in so many recipes and it’s super easy to make!

No need to run to the store for one of those processed packets when all the ingredients are most likely sitting in your spice cabinet!

This recipe takes literally 5 minutes from start to finish and is delicious and healthy!

I keep it in an air tight container in my spice cabinet to grab anytime to make dip, dressing, or to use on chicken or hand cut fries!


Why Make your Own?

The great thing about homemade ranch seasoning  is that it won’t be full of un-pronounceable mystery ingredients, sugar, fillers and preservatives.

Just your simple herbs and spices, so that all your tasting is the bold beautiful flavor of those herbs and spices!

This is so fast to whip up that you can make a batch and it will be in your cabinet ready for use anytime.

If company is coming, you can quickly make a batch of homemade Greek yogurt ranch dip with some pretzels or veggies and have a great snack to share.

What is in a packet of store bought ranch seasoning

A typical popular brand of ranch seasoning mix ingredients:

Ingredients: maltodextrin, buttermilk, salt, lactic acid, garlic, sugar, onion, spices, citric acid, less than 2% of: calcium stearate, xanthem gum, carbometylcellulose, guar gum, yeast extract, natural flavors.

YIKES!  Why would any of us want to put those preservatives, chemicals and fillers in ours and our families bodies!

 Not when it takes literally 5 minutes to make a big batch of homemade ranch seasoning mix from your own spice pantry!

 Instead look at what is in this simple, cost effective clean version.

Ingredients in Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Simple pronounceable ingredients! Herbs and spices from your pantry for a bold delicious flavor!

  • Dry Buttermilk Powder (I found this in the grocery store aisle next to powdered milk)
  • Parsley leaf
  • Dill weed
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried onion flakes
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Chives (optional)


homemade ranch seasoning mix spices on a spoon

Quick, Easy and Simple

The ingredient list is short and you probably have most of them on hand. Dry buttermilk may be an ingredient you don’t have but once you buy, it will make many batches of ranch seasoning mix.

Combine all the ingredients and mix.

You will notice that all the ingredients are different sizes and textures.

The finer ingredients, like the salt and garlic, generally settles to the bottom.

I throw all the ingredients in my nutribullet and pulse twice to perfectly combine and make all the textures consistent.

You can skip that step if you prefer and just shake the container before each use to evenly re-mix the ingredients.

To be efficient when preparing, I get all the seasonings out at the same time. This saves time instead of running back and forth to the spice cabinet for individual seasonings.


homemade ranch seasoning mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes



  1. In a Nutribullet or food processor pulse all ingredients together for a finely ground seasoning mix.  Or whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Store in a sealed air tight container or jar.



Note** 3 Tablespoons of this mix = 1 packet of store-bought seasoning mix


** For Ranch Dressing, mix 1 cup milk , 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt with 3 Tablespoons of this ranch seasoning mix-this makes a runny dressing.


** For a thicker Ranch Dressing, mix 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup plain Greek yougurt with 3 Tablespoons of this ranch seasoning mix.

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Did you love the flavor of all the fresh ranch seasoning spices and the ease of future use?  I would love to hear how yours turned out in the comments!

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