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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

If you love ranch flavor, you have to try this homemade ranch seasoning mix. It's a great dry ranch dressing recipe that you can use for so many recipes. Making your own spice mixes at home means you get amazing flavor without buying those expensive packets of processed seasonings.

There's just something about homemade ranch powder that makes me smile. It's so easy to use on meats, snacks, for dips, etc. That we pretty much always have a batch of this homemade ranch seasoning mix on hand.

Homemade ranch will keep in a sealed jar for quite awhile so you don't have to stress about using it up quickly. You can mix it up and have it available to sprinkle on salads, top your popcorn, and more.

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pin showing finished ranch mix with scoop ready to use title across the top.

If you have never made homemade seasoning you are definitely missing out. We've shared some of our other favorites like Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe, and Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe and they are always big hits with readers.

It's so simple to make homemade seasonings. You can make them in large or small batches and keep them on hand. It's a much more cost effective way to keep your favorites on hand in the pantry.

finished ranch mix ready to use.

How Much Ranch Seasoning Is In One Packet?

We are making our own homemade ranch powder so you are probably wondering how to substitute this for the packets. One big question is always ‘how much seasoning is in those store bought packets' so we're going to give you that info here so you can figure out how much of the homemade seasoning to put into other recipes!

If you love ranch you have to try this homemade ranch seasoning mix. It's a great homemade ranch recipe that you can use for so many recipes!

Each Hidden Valley Ranch packet has 3 Tablespoons of seasoning. This measurment is for the 1 ounce packets, sometimes they are sold in larger packets, etc. Keep in mind that 1 ounce of this seasoning is about 3 Tablespoons!

That's roughly the same for other brands of ranch packets in similar measurements but things like Taco Seasoning have more and are sometimes closer to 4 Tablespoons of seasoning. Which is why it's good to know how much you need to substitute when a recipe calls for a packet of seasoning and you are using homemade versions!

completed recipe for homemade ranch seasoning mix.

What's In Ranch Seasoning?

For this recipe you will need dry buttermilk powder, dried parsley, onion powder, minced onion, garlic powder, dried chives, dried dill weed, salt, and black pepper. That's pretty much it!

ingredients in bowls measured out and ready to use.

When it comes to ranch seasonings they might vary slightly from brand to brand but this is what you can expect to find in ranch seasoning in terms of powdered varieties. This one keeps well and is easy to put together. You probably have a lot of these individual seasonings at home already! Check your pantry!

top down view of finished seasoning mix in a glass jar.

How To Make Homemade Ranch Powder:

Perhaps the best part of this whole recipe for homemade ranch seasoning mix is that it takes about 2 seconds to mix it up. You'll spend more time trying to figure out how many different ways you can use it than you will making it!

It takes longer to drag out all the bottles of ingredients than anything else. It's just two easy steps that anyone can do! Check it out:

Add ingredients to a bowl and stir until well blended.

ingredients in a bowl ready to mix

Store in an airtight container.

mixing ingredients

I wasn't kidding! It's super simple to make powdered ranch mix at home. You can keep it in an airtight container for a long time.

top down view of finished ranch seasoning mix

It stays fresh and you can use it in a variety of ways, ours has never had a chance to go bad before it gets used up and needs replenished.

finished ranch seasoning ready to use

How To use Homemade Ranch Seasoning:

You can use this homemade ranch seasoning for a lot things you might not have considered! I like to use it as a meat rub for chicken, beef, and pretty much anything! I love to add some to ground meat that I fry up for salads especially! It's great on Mississippi Pot Roast as well!

You'll see below we have a bunch of recipes for you to try with this recipe. You can put it on crackers, pretzels, in dip, and you can even sprinkle it on your popcorn or use it on pinwheels!

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Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

If you are looking for more seasoning mixes or ways to use this delicious homemade ranch seasoning mix I've got you covered. Here's some of our favorite recipes to share and enjoy at home. Make sure to give them a try once you've made a big batch of this homemade ranch powder!

Printable Homemade Ranch Recipe:

Yield: 1 Cup

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

If you love ranch you have to try this homemade ranch seasoning mix. It's a great homemade ranch recipe that you can use for so many recipes!

If you love ranch you have to try this homemade ranch seasoning mix. It's a great homemade ranch recipe that you can use for so many recipes!

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Add ingredients to a bowl and stir until well blended.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g


Monday 2nd of May 2022

Thank you for your recipes. It would be nice if you added the measurements needed to make the most popular uses for the mixes, ie, salad dressing, chili's, & dips. Just a suggestion.


Friday 18th of February 2022

How do you make the sakad dressing with the dried ranch recipe?


Monday 21st of February 2022

You can mix 2 Tbsp in a bowl with 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of mayo. Mix well, then refrigerate at least 30 minutes to thicken.

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