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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix (Dressing Mix)

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is sure to become a pantry staple. This is ideal for creating flavorful dips and dressings and adding a zesty flavor to so many recipes.

In the age of mass-produced seasonings lining the supermarket shelves, there’s something truly special about crafting your own blend of herbs and spices. With just a few simple ingredients make your own seasoning mix and know exactly what you are adding.

Use this dry mix to replace ranch dressing packets when I  need one in a recipe like ranch seasoned pretzels, vegetable pizza, or this crack chicken soup recipe.

Gifts in a Jar

This is one of those recipes that make a delicious food gift for someone. Make this recipe and add it to a half pint jar with a lid. Add a pretty ribbon and a card with the ranch dip recipe.

Share the joy of homemade goodness with friends and family. There’s just a certain charm to gifting loved ones with a beautifully layered jar filled with the makings of a delicious meal or snack.

And what better way to give than with jars filled with this delightful Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix? They make wonderful hostess gifts, co-worker gifts, teacher gifts, etc.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix (Dressing Mix)

How much of this mix is equivalent to a packet of grocery store purchased mix?

A typical store-bought packet of ranch seasoning mix weighs around 1 ounce, which is approximately 2 tablespoons. So, if you’re looking to substitute this homemade mix for a packet of store-bought mix in a recipe, you would use about 2 tablespoons of the Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix. Adjust according to your taste preferences, as homemade mixes can sometimes be more flavorful than store-bought ones.

Make Your Own Homemade Ranch Dip

It’s simple to make ranch dressing. Here are the ingredients.

  • 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Water

In a medium bowl, add the dry ranch mix and mayonnaise to a bowl and mix. Gradually add ½ cup of water to the mixture, stirring continuously until smooth and well combined.

Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning if needed by adding more seasoning mix or salt according to your preference.

If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can use less water. For a thinner consistency, you can add more water.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix (Dressing Mix)

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is sure to become a pantry staple. This is ideal for creating flavorful dips and dressings and adding a zesty flavor to so many recipes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gifts in a jar, homemade gift, seasoning mix, spice mix
Servings: 4 Servings, makes 1/2 cup
Calories: 78kcal

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Kitchen Essentials

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Dill Weed
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Chives
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mustard Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt adjust to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Powdered Buttermilk

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients: dried parsley, dried dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, dried onion flakes, dried chives, black pepper, dried basil, dried thyme, mustard powder, salt, and buttermilk powder.
    ¼ Cup Dried Parsley, 2 Tablespoons Dried Dill Weed, 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder, 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder, 2 Tablespoons Dried Onion Flakes, 1 Tablespoon Dried Chives, 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper, 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil, 1 Tablespoon Dried Thyme, 1 Tablespoon Dried Mustard Powder, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 3 Tablespoons Powdered Buttermilk
  • Mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the seasoning mix into an airtight jar or container for storage. This will fill a half pint jar.

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Notes

How to Store

Store the Homemade Ranch Seasoning in an airtight container such as a mason jar or a spice jar with a tight-sealing lid.
Make sure to label the jar with the contents and the date of preparation. Store the seasoning mix in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Dried buttermilk versus fresh buttermilk.

If you prefer, you can leave the dried buttermilk out of the mix. When it’s time to make the dip, add the fresh buttermilk at that time.

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing?

To make ranch dressing, mix about 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix with ½ cup of mayonnaise and ½ cup of buttermilk (or sour cream) until smooth. Adjust the consistency and seasoning according to your preference. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
Use this homemade version as a salad dressing for fresh salads, or a dip for fresh vegetables, potato chips, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, pizza and more.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4mg

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Dried buttermilk versus fresh buttermilk.

If you prefer, you can leave the dried buttermilk out of the mix. When it’s time to make the dip, add the fresh buttermilk at that time.

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing?

To make ranch dressing, mix about 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix with ½ cup of mayonnaise and ½ cup of buttermilk (or sour cream) until smooth. Adjust the consistency and seasoning according to your preference. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Use this homemade version as a salad dressing for fresh salads, or a dip for fresh vegetables, potato chips, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, pizza and more.

How to use the Seasoning Mix?

This seasoning mix can be used not only for making ranch dressing but also as a flavor enhancer for various dishes such as roasted vegetables, grilled meats, popcorn, and more.

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

What if you don’t have buttermilk on hand? Make your own.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make a substitute using common kitchen ingredients. Here’s how to make a buttermilk substitute:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup milk (whole regular milk or 2% works best)
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Pour the milk into a measuring cup or small bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice or vinegar to the milk.
  3. Stir the mixture gently to combine.
  4. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes. During this time, the milk will start to curdle and thicken slightly, resembling the consistency of buttermilk.

Once your homemade buttermilk substitute is ready, you can use it in place of buttermilk in your recipes, including the Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe mentioned earlier. Adjust the amount of lemon juice or vinegar depending on your taste preferences and the acidity of the dairy product you’re using.

Enjoy your Homemade Ranch Seasoning!

If you prefer to make the best ranch dressing that uses fresh and dried herbs, we have that for you too. Give our Restaurant Style Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe a try.

How to Make Your Own Buttermilk from Regular Milk

AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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