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Best Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

This is the BEST Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix recipe! Super easy to mix together in just a few minutes, you can keep it on hand to make salad dressing or dip or use it as a seasoning. SO GOOD! 

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You really should add this homemade ranch dressing recipe to your tried and true recipe collection. I mean, who doesn’t love Ranch dressing? It’s so yummy! And versatile. You can use it as a dressing, a dip, a condiment, a seasoning….you name it!

I like to add the prepared dressing on salads, veggies, sandwiches and cheese quesadillas for starters. I also like to use the powdered version for seasoning meat, casseroles and soups, as well as a base for a few different sauces my family enjoys on a regular basis.

My homemade ranch dressing mix is simple to make. It contains spices and dried buttermilk. That’s it.

Mix with milk and mayo to make salad dressing or add it to sour cream for zesty dip.

Ranch Dressing in Bowl

A few notes:

  1. I grind all my spices together into a fine powder so they mix well into recipes. You most certainly do not have to do this if you don’t mind a rougher texture.
  2. The recipe below is for a small amount. You can multiply the batch as many times as you like and store in an airtight container until needed. These are my favorites for pantry storage.
  3. You can serve this dressing 1 hour after refrigerating, however, it will taste much better if you prepare the day before serving to allow the flavors to have a chance to fully mingle.
  4. I like to store my prepared ranch dressing in mason jars. They’re great for keeping fresh in the fridge and they look pretty for serving.

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Homemade Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe


  • Dry Buttermilk
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Minced Onion or Flakes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Basil
  • Sea Salt

How to Make Dry Ranch Dressing Mix:

Mix all dry ingredients in a food processor and grind to a fine powder.

How to Use Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix:

To turn your dry mix into Ranch Dressing or Ranch Dip, just add the following:
  • Dressing – Mix 2 Tbs with 3/4 cup mayo and 1/2 cup milk. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Best if prepared the day before serving to give flavors a chance to blend.
  • Dip – Mix 2 Tbs with 16oz container of sour cream

mixing up ranch dressing

How to Make a Big Batch of Ranch Dressing Mix to Store and Use Later

The convenient thing about this mix is that you can make a big batch and then store it to use whenever you need ranch dressing or dip.
To do that, just multiply this recipe as many times as you like and store in an airtight container.
When ready, use 2 Tablespoons of the mixture as a substitute in any recipe that calls for one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix.
Ranch Seasoned Popcorn

Other Uses for Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

There are soooo many delicious ways to use dry ranch dressing mix. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Sprinkle on chicken before cooking.
  • Make a batch of Ranch Popcorn.
  • Sprinkle on french fries before serving.
  • Add to mashed potatoes for extra flavor.
  • Before heating up dinner rolls, brush with melted butter and add ranch mix.
  • Sprinkle on chicken fingers.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

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