Easy Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Oct 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 19, 2020 | By:

Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning in minutes with herbs and spices you have on hand! This easy recipe is perfect to make dips and dressings or enhance veggies, meats, popcorn and so much more!

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Ranch Seasoning is amazing in and on just about everything! It takes even the most basic side dishes, snacks and entrees to the next level!

You can skip the store-bought mix and make your own Homemade Ranch Seasoning in just a couple minutes using staple herbs and spices in your pantry!

It’s an easy, gluten free, dairy free, keto friendly recipe you can make and use immediately or keep on hand to whip up an incredible ranch dressing, ranch dip, marinate chicken, toss with popcorn and so much more! (See all the delicious ideas below!)

If you love making your own seasoning mixes as much as I do, don’t miss my lemon pepper seasoning blend – it’s so incredibly fragrant!

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When you make it yourself, you can customize to your taste and dietary needs. It’s packed full of flavor – not preservatives!

Whether you make this Ranch Seasoning with or without buttermilk, after just one taste you’ll never buy a mix again! It’s so simple and flavorful you won’t be able to resist swirling it into just about everything!

What’s in Ranch Seasoning

  • Parsley
  • Dill Weed
  • Chives
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Onion Flakes
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
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Variations

  • Make Buttermilk Ranch – Add 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder or add fresh buttermilk to mix. If you add buttermilk powder, it’s best to use immediately.
  • Make Fiesta Ranch – Add chipotle pepper seasoning or chili powder and cumin.
  • Make Basil Ranch – Add dried basil.
  • Low Sodium – Skip the salt.
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Fresh Versus Dried Herbs

Dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh herbs, so if you’re substituting fresh herbs (to use immediately) simply triple the recipe to get the same results.

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How to Make Ranch Seasoning

  1. Combine herbs and seasonings.
  2. Store in a spice jar or airtight container.
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Ways to Use Ranch Seasoning

  • Make Ranch Dressing – Whisk 1 tablespoon ranch dressing with 1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise, 1/3 cup buttermilk and whisk to combine.
  • Make Ranch Dip – Combine 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning with 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise, a 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup buttermilk (or until you reach the desired consistency). Stir and refrigerate 30+ minutes to allow the flavors to marinate.
  • Make Ranch Chicken – Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and coat both sides with ranch seasoning. Bake. See my Baked Chicken Breast recipe for more details.
  • Make Ranch Cauliflower
  • Make Ranch Pretzels – Toss pretzels in melted butter. Create a layer of pretzels in roasting or sheet pan and sprinkle homemade ranch on top. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Make Ranch Crackers – Toss oyster crackers in 1/4 cup melted butter, stir in 2 tablespoons seasoning. Toss in a ziplock bag or stir in a small bowl to combine. Create a layer of crackers in roasting or sheet pan and sprinkle homemade ranch on top. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Make Creamy Ranch Mac and Cheese – Add 2 teaspoons ranch to your cheese mixture before baking.
  • Make Ranch Wings – Toss wings with olive oil. Spread wings on to a parchment covered baking sheet or roasting pan and sprinkle seasoning on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Toss with honey.
  • Make a Ranch Cheese Ball – Simply add the seasoning to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Make Ranch Velveeta Cheese Dip – Add 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning just before warming.
  • Make a Wrap – Bake chicken coated with it and or toss it with ranch dressing.
  • Blend into Mashed Potatoes – Simply fold in to taste.
  • Sprinkle on Popcorn – Sprinkle on top or toss while piping hot. Alternatively you can pop 8 cups and toss with 1 tablespoon seasoning.
  • Toss with Roasted Nuts – Makes the ultimate snack.
  • Sprinkle on Smashed Potatoes before baking.
  • Blend into Flour or Breadcrumbs to Dredge
  • Stir into Chicken Salad
  • Toss with Fries
  • Fold into Potato Salad
  • Elevate a Grilled Cheese
  • Mix into Corn Dip
  • Mix into Scrambled Eggs and Omelets
  • Pork Chops – Sprinkle seasoning on both sides before cooking.
  • Burgers – Add a tablespoon into your burger patties.
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Tips

How to Store

Spices and herbs are best stored in a dark, cool space, like a pantry or spice cabinet. Store in an airtight container. Spice jars and weck jars work well.

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Ranch Seasoning

Julie Blanner
Skip the store-bought mix and create your own ranch seasoning in just a couple minutes with herbs and spices in your pantry! Use this easy recipe to make dips, dressings, dinners, snack mixes and more!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 6 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Optional

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions
 

  • Combine herbs and seasonings.
  • Store in a spice jar or airtight container.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Onion Powder – Inter changeable with onion flakes in a pinch.
  • Onion Flakes – Inter changeable with onion powder in a pinch. 
  • Fresh Herbs – To substitute fresh herbs, simply triple the recipe.

Variations

  • Make Buttermilk Ranch – Add 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder or add fresh buttermilk to mix.
  • Make Fiesta Ranch – Add chipotle pepper seasoning or chili powder and cumin.
  • Make Basil Ranch – Add dried basil.

To Use

3 tablespoons of this recipe, using dried buttermilk, is the equivalent 1 store-bought ranch seasoning packet.
  • Make Ranch Dressing – Whisk 1 tablespoon ranch dressing with 1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise, 1/3 cup buttermilk and whisk to combine.
  • Make Ranch Dip – Combine 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning with 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise, a 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup buttermilk (or until you reach the desired consistency). Stir and refrigerate 30+ minutes to allow the flavors to marinate.
  • Make Ranch Chicken – Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and coat both sides with ranch seasoning. Bake. See my Baked Chicken Breast recipe for more details.
  • Make Ranch Pretzels – Toss pretzels in melted butter. Create a layer of pretzels in roasting or sheet pan and sprinkle homemade ranch on top. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Make Ranch Crackers – Toss oyster crackers in 1/4 cup melted butter, stir in 2 tablespoons seasoning. Toss in a ziplock bag or stir in a small bowl to combine. Create a layer of crackers in roasting or sheet pan and sprinkle homemade ranch on top. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.

To Store

Use immediately if you add buttermilk powder. Spices and herbs are best stored in a dark, cool space, like a pantry or spice cabinet. Store in an airtight container. Spice jars and weck jars work well.

Nutrition

Calories:6kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gCholesterol:1mgSodium:102mgPotassium:25mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:19IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:9mgIron:1mg
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