Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Stephie Predmore | Stephie Cooks

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix takes just seconds to mix up. You'll be making ranch flavored everything!

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Americans have a love of ranch.

I’m not talking about some kind of fleeting “Do you like me? Check yes or no” kind of love. No, no, this is more of the “I want to have your children and live happily ever after” kind of love.

Did that just get weird? Let’s back up a bit.

We love ranch. I think that most little kids – and probably a good portion of adults – only eat salad because of ranch dressing. Carrots? Dip ‘em in ranch. Broccoli? Made better with ranch. Celery? Well, nothing makes celery edible (sorry, it’s true), but ranch might just come closest to getting the job done. We even go so far as create ranch popcorn recipes. That’s some ranch love, right there.

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But do you know what I don’t love? The fact that the second ingredient listed on a package of ranch dressing mix is salt. And they aren’t kidding, either. If you take a moment to taste the mix by itself, you will be hard-pressed to taste anything besides the salt. It overpowers any of the herbs and spices that actually make ranch dressing taste good.

Luckily, this is something that we can remedy quickly and easily at home. In fact, I would be willing to bet that you have at least 90% of these ingredients in your pantry already. Unlike some of our homemade fixes, which – while endlessly more delicious than the original - can be a bit time consuming (my Homemade Little Debbie Valentine Cakes come to mind), I promise that this Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix will take you less than 5 minutes to make.

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How will you use your Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix? Any way that you want! Personally, I would head straight for these Cream Cheese Ranch Roll-Ups (although Vegetable Pizza is always a solid option, too), but any recipe that calls for a package of ranch dressing mix is a great place to start. Simply use 3 tablespoons of homemade mix in place of a standard package of the store-bought stuff for a flavor your family will love.

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Buttermilk Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Dried Dill
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. If desired, pulse several times in a blender or food processor for more of a powdery consistency.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the pantry.


  • Dill can be overpowering to some people. I suggest starting with 1/2 teaspoon and adding up to 1 teaspoon if your family likes the flavor.
  • This mix can be added to anything from burgers to meatloaf to dip, just like the original packet. However, if you'd like to make traditional Ranch dressing with it, please mix 3 tablespoons of this dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk.


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Recipe Yields:
6 Tablespoons
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Author: Stephie Predmore
Recipe Yields: 6 Tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 Tablespoons
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 39

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1168mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Stephie Predmore

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Stephie is all about encouraging the art of cooking in her friends and family through her blog, Stephie Cooks. We love that she's also encouraging classic favorites as our Copycat Recipe expert, taking back of the box favorites and updating them for the way we eat today.

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