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Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning is easy to make and convenient to keep on hand. Use it for dips and dressings or in any recipe that calls for a packet of ranch seasoning.

Spoonful of ranch seasoning mix balanced on the side of a bowl of seasoning

My girl is obsessed with all things ranch. And while she’s loved Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing as a dip for fresh veggies for years, she’s recently wanted to try all the ranch things after I showed her Dawn Farmer’s TikTok (@dawnnfarmer).

If you aren’t familiar with Dawn, she is a young girl that lives in the U.K. and is known for trying American snacks. After trying ranch dressing for the first time, she too became obsessed with it and people starting sending her every available ranch product from American grocery stores.

Now Elle and I like to browse our local grocery stores for ranch flavored items and we’ve been having so much fun taste testing new to us products like ranch popcorn seasoning, Ranch Corn Nuts and Ranch Pringles and Ranch Veggies Straws. So naturally I thought, let’s try to make our own Homemade Ranch Seasoning.

Ingredients for ranch seasoning mix arranged on a cutting board


You know by now that I’m a big fan of making homemade seasoning mixes. I go through loads of homemade pumpkin pie spice, chai spice blend, apple pie spice, and homemade taco seasoning.

I just think it’s more convenient to keep jars of the homemade stuff in my pantry than to have to remember to buy packets at the grocery store every time I want to make a recipe. Plus, it’s nice to be able to control how much of each spice goes into the mixes.

So is anyone really surprised that I had to whip up a recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning?  

I definitely don’t have anything against the packets of ranch mix you can buy at the store, but have you ever tasted the actual mix? It’s super salty and not really very flavorful. 

Small bowl of homemade ranch seasoning with a small whisk perched on the side of the bowl

So I grabbed my favorite dried herbs and spices to make this homemade mix:

  • Dry buttermilk powder 
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder 
  • Mustard powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried dill
  • Dried chives 
  • Dried tarragon 
  • Fine sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Sugar 
Overhead view of ranch seasoning in a glass jar, next to gift tags for gifting

Out of all of these ingredients, the only one I didn’t have on hand at the time was the buttermilk powder, which you can usually find in the baking aisle at the grocery store. 

You can use leftover buttermilk powder in baking in a pinch, but I usually just keep it on hand for making this Homemade Ranch Seasoning.

Spoon lifting out a spoonful of ranch seasoning from a bowl of seasoning mix


You know those recipes that feel silly to even write down? This is one of them.

To make this Homemade Ranch Seasoning, all you have to do is put all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk them to combine.

Yep, that’s it! 

You can easily double or even triple the recipe if you want to have lots on hand or gift it when going to cookouts this summer.

Homemade ranch seasoning in a lidded glass jar


I keep my ranch mix in a small glass jar, but any airtight container will work. Just store the container in a cool, dry place. 

It will keep for months, although I doubt it will last that long!

Sea salt being added to a bowl of ranch seasoning mix


You can use this Homemade Ranch Seasoning anywhere you might use a store-bought ranch packet.

To substitute the homemade mix for store bought, use 2 tablespoons of the homemade mix to replace 1 packet of ranch mix. Try it in Mississippi Pot Roast, Ranch Burgers, Cheesy Ranch Pull-Apart Bread, or Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

You can also use the mix to make homemade ranch dip and homemade ranch dressing.
And you can add it to any of your favorite savory recipes! Try it on Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes, in Twice-Baked Potatoes, or in the breading for Ritz Cracker Chicken.

Spoonful of ranch seasoning mix balanced on the edge of a glass jar
Spoon lifting out a spoonful of ranch seasoning from a bowl of seasoning mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Yield: About 2.8 ounces dry mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Ranch Seasoning is easy to make and convenient to keep on hand. Use it for dips and dressings or in any recipe that calls for a packet of ranch seasoning.


  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 – 1 ½ teaspoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon (optional but recommended)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. 


Use 2 tablespoons of homemade ranch seasoning to replace 1 packet of store-bought ranch seasoning mix.

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Thursday 24th of February 2022

Can I leave out the salt since I am reducing my sodium intake for health reasons or will that destroy the Ranch flavor. Any suggestions? Thank you Sharon


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Hi Sharon- I think you could probably cut it back a little bit, but I don't think I'd omit it completely. -Jamie


Monday 12th of July 2021

I live in South Africa and I can't find Buttermilk powder anywhere. Can I sub the buttermilk powder with whole milk powder?


Tuesday 13th of July 2021

I have not tried this substitution, but if you give it a go, please let me know how it turns out. -Jamie


Friday 9th of July 2021

I saw where this blend creates 2.8 ounces seasoning mix but was wondering if you know approximately how much this is in dry measuring cup measurements such as 1 cup or 1/2 cup or fairly close to whatever 2.8 ounces might be. Thinking in terms of cups gives me a much greater idea in my head of the quantity we're creating with this recipe. Thanks


Friday 9th of July 2021

Hi Pamela- Here are a couple of links for you: and both of these use the dry mix. :) -Jamie


Saturday 26th of June 2021

Where do you find buttermilk powder?


Saturday 10th of September 2022

@Sue, Health food store: Bob’s Red Mill. I live in Puerto Rico. We don’t have dairy buttermilk here. That when I discovered powdered.


Sunday 27th of June 2021

I am able to find it at my local grocery stores, typically near the baking aisle. I hope this helps! -Jamie

Alan Bushey

Friday 25th of June 2021

Several years ago I worked in a frozen pizza plant, and they had a ranch flavored pizza sauce which was absolutely great with chicken and bacon as well as sausage pizza. Do you have such a recipe? Thanks


Sunday 27th of June 2021

Hi Alan- I don't have a ranch pizza sauce recipe, I typically just use ranch dressing for the sauce. Thanks for stopping by! -Jamie

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