Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
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Add flavor to potatoes, chicken & casseroles or make your own ranch dressing or dip at home with this easy Ranch Seasoning Mix recipe! It’s gluten free & easy to make in just 5 minutes! Keep it in the pantry, so you’ll always have this delicious homemade seasoning mix on hand!
One of the most common ingredients found on WhitneyBond.com is buffalo sauce. And you know what goes well with buffalo sauce? Ranch dressing! So today I’m introducing my homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix!
Making your own ranch seasoning mix at home is SO EASY and can add that delicious ranch flavor to a number of recipes. Add it to chicken marinades, rubs or breading. Toss potatoes in olive oil and ranch seasoning to make oven baked ranch fries. Or make homemade ranch dressing by combining the seasoning mix with milk and mayo.
Not a mayo fan? You can easily make homemade ranch dressing without mayo. Just substitute sour cream or greek yogurt and buttermilk!
I love making my own seasoning mixes at home because you know exactly what’s in it! This seasoning mix is vegetarian and gluten free. If you just want the herbs and spices, you can omit the buttermilk powder to also make the mix vegan, keto and whole 30 compliant.
Why buy ranch at the grocery store when it’s more affordable to easily make your own at home? You can make a double or triple batch so that you’ll always have the seasoning mix right in your pantry to use in recipes. Stored properly, this dry ranch mix will stay good in the pantry for up to 6 months. I like to store this seasoning mix in a mason jar.
Table of contents
What is it made of?
- Dry Buttermilk Powder – this can easily be found at major grocery stores on the baking aisle, near the flour and other powdered milk products.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Parsley – for the dried herbs, I like to use Litehouse freeze dried herbs. Because they’re freeze dried as soon as they’re harvested, they’re more flavorful than traditional dried herbs. These can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores.
- Dried Dill Weed
- Dried Chives
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
How much is in a ranch seasoning packet?
A traditional ranch seasoning packet contains 1 oz which is the equivalent to 2 tbsp of homemade ranch seasoning mix.
What is the difference between dip mix and dressing mix?
There is no difference in the seasoning mix for ranch dip and ranch dressing. This homemade ranch seasoning mix can be used for both. The difference comes in what you combine the seasoning mix with to make either a dip or dressing.
Ranch dressing is typically made with milk and mayo, while ranch dip is typically made with sour cream.
What’s the difference between buttermilk ranch and regular ranch?
Buttermilk ranch is made with fresh buttermilk, where as regular ranch is made with 2% or whole milk.
What to make with this mix
- Ranch Dressing – combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with one cup 2% or whole milk and one cup mayo.
- Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with one cup buttermilk and one cup mayo.
- Ranch Dressing without Mayo – combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with one cup milk, 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup sour cream.
- Ranch Dip – combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with 2 cups sour cream.
- The BEST Crockpot Buffalo Chicken – click the link for this easy recipe!
- Oven Baked Ranch Fries – toss 2 pounds potatoes, sliced into small wedges, with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 cup seasoning mix. Arrange in an even layer on a baking sheet. Place in a preheated 450°F oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Loaded Ranch Fries – kick your ranch fries up a notch! Make the recipe above, then cover the fries with 3-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Top with crispy crumbled bacon and green onions. Serve ranch dressing on the side for dipping.
- Cheddar Ranch Instant Pot Potato Salad – click the link for this epic spin on potato salad!
- Ranch Popcorn – toss 8 cups popcorn with 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix.
- Ranch Burgers – add 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix to 1 pound ground beef to make incredibly flavorful burgers!
- Smoked Cream Cheese – coat the cream cheese in this seasoning mix before smoking it for a delicious, cheesy ranch dip!
More homemade seasoning recipes
Fill up your pantry with these other delicious and EASY homemade seasoning mixes!
- Fajita Seasoning
- Chili Seasoning
- Taco Seasoning
- Italian Seasoning
- French Onion Dip Mix
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Cajun Seasoning
- Chicken Seasoning
Ranch Seasoning Mix
- ½ cup dry buttermilk powder
- 1 ½ tbsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp dried dill weed
- 1 tsp freeze dried chives
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or mason jar.
- This recipe is gluten free.
- Homemade ranch seasoning mix can be stored in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, in the pantry for up to 6 months.
- To make ranch dressing: combine 2 tbsp seasoning mix with 1 cup mayo and 1 cup milk.
- To make ranch dip: combine 2 tbsp seasoning mix with 2 cups sour cream.
- A ranch seasoning packet at the grocery store is 1 oz which equals 2 tbsp of homemade ranch seasoning mix.
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