Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is so easy to make! It adds instant flavor to some of your favorite dishes. Skip the store-bought packet and make your own homemade ranch mix.
This Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe is easy to make and tastes great! When I found out I needed to stop eating gluten the hardest part was the ranch seasoning packets. Apparently I use them a lot in my cooking. Anywhere from homemade ranch dressing to seasoning popcorn and french fries, dipping vegetables and chicken strips and seasoning various meats. I would be lost without ranch seasoning! However, store-bought packets have gluten in them, so I decided to try my hand at making my own gluten-free ranch dressing mix and it worked!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe
Now, even if you are not having to eat Gluten-free, I suggest you give this Homemade Ranch Dip Mix recipe a try. Just two tablespoons of this homemade ranch dip mix recipe and it will replace the seasoning packet in any of your favorite recipes. It is that simple! You’re just a few steps and about 5 minutes away from the best homemade dressings, dips, and meals!
I make a big batch of homemade ranch seasoning and keep it in a mason jar so I always have it on hand. Then I just scoop out two tablespoons when I need it. It is tasty and works great.
What is Buttermilk Powder?
Powdered buttermilk may just end up being your best kept secret ingredient! Once you start using it, you won’t be able to stop! It definitely helps make the best ranch dressing mix. It makes it so creamy!
Buttermilk powder is made by dehydrating what remains after churning butter. The result is powdered milk, that when it is combined with water creates a creamy liquid that is perfect for cooking with! You can find buttermilk powder in most grocery stores in the baking aisle. Since it is dried, it has a much longer shelf life than buttermilk. Buttermilk powder can also be used in waffles and pancakes, or any recipe that calls for buttermilk.
Ingredients for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix:
- 1 cup buttermilk powder (can also find in a local grocery store baking aisle)
- 4 tablespoons of dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons of garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons of onion powder
- 4 teaspoons of dried chives
- 2 teaspoons of dill
- 3 teaspoons of salt (I used Himalayan pink salt)
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
This recipe makes 1 cup of a mix. I generally use 2 tablespoons of homemade ranch dressing mix to replace 1 grocery store packet.
How to make Homemade Ranch Seasoning:
Mix all the ingredients together. For easy storage, I like to use a mason jar.
- Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar or small bowl. Then stir or shake together.
- Store in an airtight container such as a mason jar.
- To get a smoother texture I recommend pulsing it into a food processor to make it smooth. This mini food processor is perfect for this!
- Use 2 tablespoons to replace one packet of mix.
You can do this! Get out of your comfort zone and make a delicious homemade ranch dip mix recipe. It is easy and it tastes great knowing you are cooking with something that you know exactly what is inside. No crazy ingredients you cannot pronounce.
How to make Homemade Ranch Dressing:
If your family is like mine ranch salad dressing is a pantry staple! You can easily make your own buttermilk ranch dressing by using 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Mix well and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow it to thicken. If you prefer a thinner dressing, just add additional milk until you reach the desired consistency.
How to make Homemade Ranch Dip:
Ranch dip is essential for every vegetable tray! To make your own ranch dip, simply combine 1 tablespoon of homemade ranch mix with 3/4 cup mayo and 3/4 cup sour cream. Once combined add 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice. The more lemon juice you add, the more tangy of dip you will have. You can omit the lemon juice or use vinegar if you prefer. Also, if you want a lower fat version you can substitute greek yogurt for the sour cream.
Can I substitute Ranch Dip Mix for Dressing Mix?
Yes! The seasoning mix is basically the same, the only difference between ranch dip and ranch dressing is what is mixed with and the thickness. Ranch dip has mayonnaise with sour cream or yogurt while ranch dressing has milk and mayonnaise.
Print this Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix:
- 1 cup buttermilk powder
- 4 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 4 teaspoons dried chives
- 2 teaspoons dill
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
Mix all the ingredients together. I placed mine in a mason jar.
Then stir or shake together.
Store in an airtight container. I used a mason jar.
To get a smoother texture I recommend pulsing it into a food processor to make it smooth. This mini food processor is perfect for this!
This recipe makes 1 cup of mix. Use 2 tablespoons of Homemade ranch dressing mix to replace 1 packet.
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