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Learn how to make the best homemade Ranch Seasoning blend in this easy recipe. Use this pantry staple to make ranch dressing, season meats or veggies and more!
Making your own homemade seasonings is easier than you might think. My Ranch Seasoning recipe uses the perfect combination of dried seasonings and spices to complement many dishes.
I like making my spice blends by the pint, so it’s easy to grab what I want at dinner time. Be sure to read the tips and tricks below this recipe to learn how to adjust it to make a Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning substitute.
- By the Numbers: How to Make Ranch Seasoning
- Dry Ranch Seasoning Tips & Tricks
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Spice Blend & Condiment Recipes
- ½ cup of dried parsley
- ¼ cup of dried dill weed
- ¼ cup of onion powder
- ¼ cup of dried chives
- 3 tablespoons of dried onion flakes
- 3 tablespoons of garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons of sea salt
- 2 teaspoons of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- Small mixing bowl
- 16 ounce glass jar
By the Numbers: How to Make Ranch Seasoning
Step 1: Measure Out Ingredients.
You’ll want to start by measuring out all of your spices and seasonings. I like to do this first to make sure I have enough bulk spices on hand.
Step 2: Combine Dry Ranch Ingredients.
Next, you’ll want to add all spices and seasonings to a mixing bowl and mix it really well until everything is nice and combined.
Step 3: Transfer to Mason Jar.
The final step in making dry ranch seasoning is to transfer it to a glass jar for storage. Now it’s ready to be used!
Dry Ranch Seasoning Tips & Tricks
1. Can I make ranch dressing with dry seasoning?
Absolutely. My buttermilk ranch dressing recipe uses fresh herbs, because fresh herbs taste amazing. However, I also give instructions on how to substitute this dry ranch seasoning mix in that post.
2. What else can I make with this blend?
For a tasty chip or veggie dip with ranch flavor, add about 2 tablespoons to 16 ounces of sour cream and allow the ranch dip to sit for 4-6 hours before using.
You can also use it on pretty much any meat. We like to use it on Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot or when we bake it in the oven.
It’s nice added into soups and you can use it in place of fresh herbs in cheeseballs.
3. Is this like the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packets?
No, this recipe doesn’t include buttermilk powder (and is dairy free and vegan). For a copycat recipe of the ranch packets from the grocery store, add equal parts of this dry ranch seasoning and dry buttermilk powder together.
For recipes calling for one store bought ranch seasoning packet, combine about 1.5 tablespoons of this mix with 1.5 tablespoons of powdered buttermilk. You can process the ingredients together in a food processor for a smooth powdered ranch seasoning.
4. How to store ranch seasoning?
Be sure to always store your homemade seasoning blends in an airtight container (glass such as a mason jar is preferred) in a cool, dark, dry place like the pantry or spice cabinet. The shelf life will vary based on the expiration date of the individual bulk herbs you’re using.
5. Best place to buy bulk spices?
I buy all of my spices in bulk because I make all of our seasoning blends from scratch. Starwest Botanicals has great prices on bulk dried herbs spices, so that’s who I source most of my spices and seasonings from to make my own mixes like this dry ranch mix.
6. More homemade seasoning blends.
If you want to make some of my other homemade seasoning blends to stock your spice cabinet, these are popular choices:
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe
- ½ cup dried parsley
- ¼ cup dried dill weed
- ¼ cup onion powder
- ¼ cup dried chives
- 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 16 ounce glass jar
- Measure out all of your ranch seasoning ingredients.
- Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl, and stir with a spoon until all of the spices are well combined.
- Transfer the Ranch Seasoning Blend to a pint-sized mason jar and seal with a lid. Shake the jar before each use because it does separate as it settles.
6 thoughts on “Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe”
What do I mix this with to make dressing and how much? How much mix so I use? What if I don’t have buttermilk powder? Can I use regular buttermilk? Thanks!
Hi Laurie, You can find instructions on making Ranch Dressing with this seasoning blend in this recipe post: https://www.happy-mothering.com/best-buttermilk-ranch-dressing/
Is the salt written correctly? It seemed like too much so I cut it down but it’s still too salty for us
Hi Karen. Yes, the salt is written correctly. It’s less than 10% of the total ingredients and if you add buttermilk powder, it’s less than 5% of the total ingredients. Feel free to adjust the salt level to your tastes.
So happy to find this post. I have a large sage plant (in addition to the other herbs listed) I wanted to use for this purpose. I use poultry seasoning throughout the year, especially in my chicken/turkey stock. Makes
everything “chicken-ier”, LOL!
I love fresh sage! Homegrown herbs just have such great flavor!