Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you’re getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.

Recreating the convenience foods of days gone by, from scratch, is quickly turning into a personal crusade of mine.

Sure, I wonder what all those unpronounceable ingredients on any given label are, as much as the next person. I roll my eyes at the rising cost of Hidden Valley Ranch packets.

But what I REALLY fear, what keeps me up at night, is stale, artificial tastes.

Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you're getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.

That condensed cream of chicken soup from my childhood? It’s doesn’t taste as good in real life as it does in my memory.

Those packets of taco seasoning? Equal parts stale and blah.

And as for dry ranch mix…. well, let’s just say I’ll take my Santa Clarita Valley over the Hidden Valley any day.

Powdered Buttermilk

The only potential hurdle you will face to escape the Hidden Valley is: You’ll need powdered buttermilk. I learned about powdered buttermilk several years ago from Cook’s Illustrated and it’s a really convenient ingredient. These days most grocery stores and even Walmart have it on their shelves.

It keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator and is great for all your cooking and baking needs. I still use real buttermilk if I’m making something fresh such as homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, but the powdered version works for everything else.

Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you're getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.

Beyond the Buttermilk

Once you’ve located your powdered buttermilk, the rest is just common pantry spices that you probably already have.

Whisk everything together in a small bowl and you’re set! Use your ranch dressing mix immediately or store it in the refrigerator.

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Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you're getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you're getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 packet
Calories 66 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons powdered buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Use immediately or store covered in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Per the manufacturer's website, the powdered buttermilk is gluten free.

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Skip the store-bought packets and know EXACTLY what you’re getting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix! Makes the equivalent of one packet.

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4 comments

  1. Now I need to go hunt that powdered buttermilk down. I can think of so many uses! Thanks Meggan. 

  2. What do you use for liquid in the Ranch Dressing?

    • Hi Jeri, I have never experimented with turning this into salad dressing. I prefer to just make ranch salad dressing from scratch with buttermilk. Here’s my recipe if you want to see it: https://www.culinaryhill.com/homemade-buttermilk-ranch-dressing/

      But, if I were going to make this into dressing, I’d add 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 cup of mayonnaise because that’s what you add to Hidden Valley Ranch’s packet to make salad dressing. Thanks!

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