This Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe is made from an easy mix!  So simple to make and super handy to keep in your pantry, homemade ranch dressing mix makes the best ranch dressing.

This easy ranch seasoning mix is also perfect to make dips, dressings and to add zest to our favorite meals and recipes!

Clear jar of Ranch Seasoning Mix with spoonful laying next to it

Ranch Seasoning is a flavor I love and a pantry staple in my home.  I use it to create dressings, dips and to replace ranch dressing packets when I  need one in a recipe like Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball or if I happen to run out of Ranch Dip for veggies!

Most of the dry ranch seasoning mix ingredients are simple and likely already found in your pantry. Onion powder, onion flakes, dill, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and dried chives give this delicious seasoning mix its flavor!

Buttermilk powder is the one ingredient you may not have but you can get it online at Amazon or try looking at bulk food stores or down the same aisle as the powdered milk at your local store.

Ingredients for Ranch Seasoning Mix before mixing

What is Buttermilk Powder?

Buttermilk is the residual liquid left over during the butter-making process.  Buttermilk powder is created by dehydrating the buttermilk until it’s in a powder form.

Surprisingly, buttermilk powder is low in fat so it’s the perfect addition to your recipes and will add a slightly creamy tang!

How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning

This ranch seasoning mix could not be easier to make!  Simply combine all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a dark place for up to 6 months.

The great thing about this ranch seasoning is that you can add your own favorites to make it just right for your family! Cut the salt for a low sodium version, add a dash of cayenne for some heat or some parmesan for a cheesy ranch seasoning.

Stirring ingredients for Ranch Seasoning Mix

Why Homemade Ranch Dressing

Dry ranch dressing mix is such a versatile item to have on hand in your kitchen! Not only does it make the most fantastic dip and dressing, you can add it anywhere you want that delicious, rich ranch flavor! Try adding it to a flour dredge when making chicken or fish. Or sprinkle it on popcorn, roasted potatoes or veggies. Add it to softened butter and brush on a toasted loaf for a unique twist on garlic bread!

This recipe makes approx. 1/2 cup which is the equivalent of about 3-4 packets of the purchased mix (depending on how much you use). Once you start making ranch seasoning at home, you’ll never buy it again!

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning (Dressing Mix)

A delicious homemade ranch dressing mix. Simple to make, contains no MSG and is perfect in dressings and dips!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings (1/2 cup mix total)


  • ½ cup buttermilk powder
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chives


  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place in an airtight container and store up to 6 months.

To Make Dressing

  • Add 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix, ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, and ¾ cup milk. Stir until well combined and refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving.

To Make Dip

  • Combine 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix, with ½ cup mayonnaise & ½ cup sour cream. Add up to ½ cup milk to reach desired consistency. Stir well and refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving.

To Replace 1 Envelope Ranch Dressing Mix

  • Use 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix in place of 1 packet of ranch mix.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 51 | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 213mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dressing, Pantry
Cuisine American

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  1. Hi Holly,
    The serving size information is confusing. Information at the top of the recipe says there are 6 half-cup servings of the dry mix but the ingredients don’t result in 3 cups of dy mix. Later, the note below the recipe says to use 3 tablespoons of the dry mix to make the dressing. Neither set of information provides any idea of the nutritional value of a one or two tablespoon serving of the dressing when prepared as described. Please clarify.4 stars

    1. Hi Rosanna, I can definitely see the confusion. This recipe makes ½ cup of the dry mix in total for about 6 heaping tablespoons of mix. So the nutritional information is per tablespoon. So double the nutritional information if using 2 tablespoon to make the dip or triple it if using 3 tablespoons to make the dressing. I hope that helps clear it up!

  2. Is the nutrition information based on a serving size of 1/2 cup of dry mix? If so how many of the traditional two tablespoons of prepared dressing will 1/2 cup of the dry mix yield?

  3. Thanks for the ranch seasoning mix recipe. I have a difficult time finding salad dressings, seasoning mixes, etc. without MSG, which gives me horrible migraines, not to mention the array of chemicals and preservatives in everything on the grocery shelves…homemade is ALWAYS better! And on the keto diet, that extra kick of flavor from the right herbs, spices or a little liquid smoke makes all the difference in the world!5 stars

  4. Fantastic and delicious looking recipes thank you for sharing.
    Definitely I am going to try and make some of these fabulous recipes
    God bless and thanks again..

  5. Hello! Is it possible to leave the powdered buttermilk out? My son and his two daughters are all allergic to milk. I know it wouldn’t taste the same to those who have tasted true ranch dressing, but they haven’t. Thanks!!

    1. I have only made this recipe as listed but I would love to hear how it turns out for you. You are right though, it would definitely taste different as the buttermilk powder is the base of this recipe.

    1. Hi Jami! To see the comments you just scroll all the way down to the bottom just past the recipe (right below where you would have posted this comment!). You’ll have to scroll through a few pages to see them all and to do so you just hit the button that says older comments. I hope this helps!