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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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Store in an airtight container.
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.
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.
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. One of my favorite ways to use homemade spice mixes is to toss potatoes in olive oil and seasoning before roasting. So much flavor!
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 in appetizer pinwheels.
Anywhere that a recipe calls for a packet of dry ranch seasoning, you can substitute this version.
How to make Ranch Dip with this seasoning
It's easy to make homemade ranch dip with this seasoning, rather than buying a packet from a store. Just combine 3 Tablespoons dry mix with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 sour cream, and up to 1/2 cup milk. Add more milk if you prefer thinner dip. This ranch dip is delicious for vegetable sticks, chips, crackers, and of course–wings!
To make ranch dressing instead, add another 1/4 cup of milk (or more) until the consistency is perfect for pouring over salad or other vegetables.
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!
- Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- Zesty Ranch Popcorn Makes a Savory Treat
- Homemade Ranch Dip With Greek Yogurt
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes
Printable Homemade Ranch Recipe:
- 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
- Add ingredients to a bowl and stir until well blended.
- Store in an airtight container.
Use 3 Tbsp of this seasoning mix to replace one store-bought packet of ranch dressing mix (typically 1 oz).
To make ranch dressing: Combine 3 Tbsp seasoning with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup milk. Mix well, then refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.
To make ranch dip: Combine 3 Tbsp seasoning with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream and up to 1/2 cup milk (depending on how thick you prefer the dip). Mix well and refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g