Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix – ditch the packets for an easy homemade dressing mix without all the salt and MSG! Buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and pepper. Great for dips, dressings, and casseroles. Mix will keep for about 2 months.

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch dressing mix is a staple at our house. We use it in a TON of recipes; especially all of our Cracked Out Recipes on the blog. I usually buy the packets at the grocery store, but I decided it was finally time to make my own mix. By making my own mix, I can control the salt content and omit the MSG that is in all the store-bought packets of ranch dressing mix. YAY!

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How to make Ranch Dressing Mix at Home

Ranch dressing mix is super easy to make at home. You only need a few simple ingredients and a whisk.

  • Buttermilk powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Freeze-dried chives
  • Dried dill weed
  • Salt
  • Pepper

The base of the mix is dry buttermilk powder. I used Saco buttermilk powder. It should be in the baking aisle at the grocery store.

This recipe is the equivalent of about 4 packets of the dressing packets. Store the dressing mix in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 2 months in an air-tight container.

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How to use Ranch Dressing Mix

Our number one way to use this ranch dressing is in our famous Crack Dip. I make Crack Dip ALL the time. It is my go-to for parties, tailgating, and snacking. To use the mix to make salad dressing, combine about 3 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup buttermilk. The prepared dressing will keep about 5 days in the refrigerator.

I use this dressing mix in everything – soups, pasta, casseroles, appetizers, potato casseroles, breaded chicken tenders. It is GREAT to have on hand. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog to use this seasoning mix with:

Crack Potatoes

Crack Potatoes – the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix,…

Crack Keto Biscuits

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Yield: 4 packets
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix – ditch the packets for an easy homemade dressing mix without all the salt and MSG! Buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and pepper. Great for dips, dressings, and casseroles. Mix will keep for about 2 months.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp freeze-dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, or to taste

Instructions:

  • Whisk together all ingredients.
  • Store dressing mix in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Notes:

Mix will keep 2 months in the refrigerator.
Approximately 3 Tablespoons is equal to one packet of store-bought mix.
To make Ranch dressing: 
  • 3 Tbsp mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
 

Steph

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    1. What a great idea! But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

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