Trust me when I say this easy Homemade Ranch Seasoning is a game changer for creating healthier and better-tasting dips and ranch-flavored dishes! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make a tangy and delicious ready-made seasoning powder you can add to various recipes. 

buttermilk ranch seasoning in a wooden bowl


Ranch lovers, look no further than this homemade ranch seasoning mix for your go-to flavor pack! It is much better than buying a processed ranch dressing packet recipe at the grocery store and the dry powder form makes it super easy to add to many dishes. This recipe comes together in just five minutes! Simply mix the nine ranch seasoning ingredients and store them in a jar in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.  

I love experimenting with different ways to use this DIY dry ranch seasoning – from dips and main dishes to snack flavoring. You can sprinkle it on top of salads, use it in wraps, or even as a dry rub for a pot roast or other poultry. Use it to season homemade fries for an insanely tasty side dish or elevate your movie night popcorn with a burst of tangy ranch flavor. 
If you’re looking for more make-your-own seasonings, spreads, or sauces try my homemade keto taco seasoning recipe, pimento cheese recipe, or homemade enchilada sauce.

a carrot being dipped into ranch dressing

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Versatile. There are a variety of ways to utilize this dry ranch seasoning mix, from seasoning veggies and meat to flavoring dips and sauces. 
  • Quick & Easy. All you have to do is mix a handful of dry spices and herbs and you’ll have a supply of homemade ranch powder to use as you please!
  • Long-lasting. Once you make the homemade ranch dressing mix, it lasts for several months stored in the refrigerator so you can enjoy it in many dishes. 
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Recipe Ingredients

Below are the simple ingredients you will need to make this ranch seasoning recipe. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

  • Buttermilk Powder: Dry buttermilk powder is the base for this recipe and adds a tangy flavor. You can find it in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.  
  • Spices: A combination of garlic powder, onion powder, onion flakes, black pepper, and salt gives this ranch mix a savory taste. 
  • Dried Herbs: You will need dried parsley and dill to give this seasoning a classic ranch flavor. 

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Below are photos and recipe steps so you can easily make this ranch powder recipe at home. You will need a small bowl or mason jar and a stirring utensil. 

  1. Combine the spices: Mix all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and store them covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use! This can be used to season protein such as chicken or pork. It can also be used in soups, casseroles, on veggies and more!
  2. To make dressing: Simply combine ¼ cup mayo, ¼ cup buttermilk, and ¼ cup sour cream with 3 tbsp of ranch seasoning. Whisk until blended well. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 


While we may be guilty of adding this homemade dry ranch seasoning to almost everything, below are some of our favorite dishes to add it to. There are many more ways to enjoy it than our top recommendations! This mix adds a savory, tangy taste to snacks, dips and spreads, main dishes, side dishes, and more. 

Tips and Tricks 

  • Adjust seasonings to taste to suit your preferences. Start with the recommended amounts, then add additional quantities of herbs, spices, or salt as you please. 
  • Label and date your seasoning container with the date of preparation. This will help you keep track of the freshness of your mix – I don’t recommend using it after about three months. 
  • Feel free to add additional herbs or spices like freeze-dried chives, dried tarragon, or mustard powder to serve your tastes. 
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Recipe FAQ

How do I store the seasoning?

Because of the buttermilk, you won’t want to store this seasoning in your pantry. It must be stored in the refrigerator to preserve the freshness of the buttermilk powder once it’s opened. If it is kept in an airtight container, it can be kept for up to 3 months. 

Is this recipe allergy-friendly?

This recipe is suitable for most allergens – it is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian. It is not dairy-free due to the buttermilk powder. If you want to make the mix vegan, substitute ¼ cup of nutritional yeast for the buttermilk powder. The mix will lose some of its signature tanginess but will still be savory and well-seasoned. 

How do I make this recipe low in sodium?

If you are conscious of sodium intake, you can reduce the amount of salt recommended in this recipe, or you can try this ranch-flavored salt-free version

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Get the Recipe: Homemade Ranch Seasoning

This Homemade Ranch Seasoning recipe is super easy to make and adds a delicious tangy flavor to a range of dishes! Make your own ranch dip, add the mix to snacks and spreads, use it as a poultry marinade, or sprinkle on top of your favorite dishes.
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  • ¼ cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and store in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to use!
  • To make homemade ranch dressing, combine ¼ cup mayo, ¼ cup buttermilk, and ¼ cup sour cream with 3 tbsp ranch seasoning.


  1. This seasoning has to be stored in the fridge because of the buttermilk powder, but it should keep for up to 3 months.
  2. This is great sprinkled on salads, wraps, or on a pot roast
Net carbs are 10.1 g per serving
Serving: 3 tbsp, Calories: 66kcal, Carbohydrates: 11.1g, Protein: 4.7g, Fat: 0.7g, Cholesterol: 6.9mg, Sodium: 833.3mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5.4g
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