Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

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Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip-and-dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

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Ranch dressing is one of those condiments that tastes amazing on just about everything. Can I get an amen? From pizza and veggies to nachos, salads, and chicken fingers, the opportunities are endless for this all-star topping and dip. You can even use it as a dry rub for pork chops or chicken.

This is a great alternative to store-bought ranch packets because you can mix and match the flavors to suit your taste buds. I am a huge fan of dill, so I customize my ranch dressing and incorporate more of that pungent flavor. This homemade mix brings a lot of flavor to easy recipes like chicken bacon ranch salad, and of course, it’s a great addition to a veggie tray!

white bowl of colorful vegetables with a bowl of creamy homemade ranch dressing dip on a black and white towel.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A great alternative to store-bought ranch dressing mixes without any additives or preservatives.
  • This homemade mix is a tasty make-ahead pantry staple, so triple or quadruple the recipe and keep a few jars in the pantry.
  • Making it yourself lets you add more of the flavors you like or less of those your family doesn’t care for. Customize it to your family’s tastes!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Dried parsley
  • Dried chives
  • Onion powder
  • Dried dill weed
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Celery seed

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

clear jar with mixture of dry herbs and spices.

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

As with most mix recipes, making it is as simple as combining and shaking!

Add all of the ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake, or add to a bowl and whisk.

This mix recipe makes about the equivalent of 5-6 individual store-bought packets.

How to Make Ranch Dip & Dressing Using the Mix

With this mix in the pantry, you can quickly make a ranch dressing or dip for salads, vegetable dipping, or for a quick chicken wrap dinner.

Ranch Dip

Add all of the following to a bowl and mix well.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

You can also use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a protein boost.

Ranch Dressing

Make a batch of Ranch Dip as above.

Then mix in milk or buttermilk one tablespoon at a time until it’s runny enough to use as ranch dressing.

white bowl of colorful vegetables with a bowl of creamy homemade ranch dressing dip on a black and white towel.

Recipe FAQs

How long does Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix last?

This is a dry seasoning mix, so it takes a long time to go bad. Spices do lose their potency over time, and leafy herbs especially can lose their flavor within 1 to 3 years. However, for a general timetable, this mix should last and hold its flavor for up to 2 or 3 years.

How many store-bought packets does this recipe equal?

This homemade mix has ten tablespoons, equivalent to 5 store-bought packets of ranch dressing mix.

Expert Tips

  • I recommend the portions for each ingredient in the recipe below, but if you love any particular flavors, feel free to play with the measurements.
  • If you like flavored ranch dressings, add seasonings to get creative. One of our favorites is adding a tablespoon of chipotle chile powder to create a delicious chipotle ranch dressing mix—yum!

More Homemade Condiment Recipes to Consider

ingredients for homemade ranch dressing mix, spices in individual bowls on a blue and white striped towel set on a metal pan.
5 from 2 votes

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 (makes about 1 cup)

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
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Instructions 

  • In a small bowl or in a 2-cup (1 pint) mason jar, add all of the ingredients. Whisk to combine well, or add a lid and give it a shake.
  • Store in mason jar, or transfer to another container with a lid.
  • Adjust salt and spices to your liking.
  • Use like you do store-bought ranch dressing mix.

To make ranch dressing or ranch dip:

  • Add 1/2 cup mayo and a 1/2 cup sour cream to a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix and stir to combine. This will make a thick dip. Add enough milk or buttermilk to reach desired dip consistency or to thin it enough to make ranch dressing.

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Notes

  • You can omit the salt if needed and adjust the salt once you make the recipe, dip, or salad dressing.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning to taste. I love dill, so I always add a little more than the recipe calls for.
  • This mix stores for a very long time and makes a fun gift to give.
  • About 2 tablespoons of homemade ranch dressing mix is the equivalent of one store-bought packet.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons, Calories: 15kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 878mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Charlotte Anne Chase says:

    5 stars
    Easy and just the right blend of herbs

  2. Jo Thrasher • Jo Eats says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for bringing this into my life! Never will I ever not have ranch on hand ever again.