Easy Homemade Spice Mix Seasoning in Just 5 Minutes

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe 02

There is a lot of versatility that can be found in those little packets of ranch seasoning mix that you can find at your local store.

You can do so many more things with them than just mixing up a batch of ranch dressing with them.

It is a delicious combination of buttermilk, herbs and buttermilk that can be used to add tanginess, herbiness and creamy goodness to anything.

In the end, I decided that I wanted to make my own ranch seasoning in order to be able to whip up any amount I wanted and also be able to know just what ingredients were used in it.

And with this recipe, you will be able to use it for many different dishes, and Apronese hopes it will suit your own taste.

A Must-have Is Buttermilk Powder

It is important to note that most of the ingredients in this homemade ranch seasoning mix are pantry staples.

However, there is one special ingredient that cannot be substituted, buttermilk powder, which is essentially dehydrated buttermilk, that cannot be substituted.

Adding buttermilk powder to a recipe adds tangy and creamy flavors that can be enhanced without adding a liquid ingredient.

As a result, you will be able to enjoy that classic ranch flavor in dry form, which is perfect for use in dry rubs like popcorn or roasted meats.

The Buttermilk Blend is usually sold in small jars and is usually found in the baking aisle, usually near canned evaporated milk or dry milk.

I used Buttermilk Blend which is the brand that you are most likely to see on the shelves at major supermarkets here in the United States. It looks like this:

A container of buttermilk powder

Homemade Ranch Seasoning: How to Use It

As I mentioned before, I am super excited to finally be able to make my own ranch seasoning, as there are just so many ways to use it. Here are just a few suggestions for how you can use it:

  • Season roasted potatoes (or smashed potatoes)
  • Stir into mashed potatoes
  • Sprinkle over popcorn
  • Season roasted vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower
  • Sprinkle over buttered pasta (see Ranch Broccoli Pasta)
  • Season oven fries
  • Make chip dip
  • Season roasted potatoes (or smashed potatoes)
  • Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
  • Season roasted chicken
  • Season baked chicken wings
  • Season homemade croutons

Ranch Seasoning Mix: How to Store It

A small batch of the Ranch Seasoning mix below is about the same as a single ranch seasoning packet in the store.

Alternatively, you can make a larger batch and save some pre-made mix. In the refrigerator, store the ranch seasoning mix in an airtight container.

Although it should remain good for several months, its flavor will gradually diminish as it is with any dried herb.

mixed homemade ranch seasoning surrounded by other ingredients

Ranch Seasoning Mix Made at Home

Despite its simple composition, this homemade ranch seasoning can be used in a number of ways, including making ranch dressing, seasoning meat, vegetables, pasta, potatoes, and so on.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 5 mins/ Total Time: 5 mins

Servings: 1 batch (about 3 Tbsp)


  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk powder ($0.15)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill ($0.03)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp sugar ($0.01)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper ($0.01)


  1. It is important to mix all the ingredients into a bowl. Using right away or storing in an airtight container until ready to use is the best option.

To Make Ranch Dressing

  • Whisk together the ranch seasoning mix with 1/4 cups of mayonnaise, 1/4 cups of sour cream, and 14 cups of milk until it is smooth, then add the mushroom soup.

To Make Chip Dip

  1. This dip is simple to make, just combine ranch seasoning mix with sour cream and stir until it is well blended and smooth. Allow the dip to sit for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together well.


Serving: 1 batchCalories: 54 kcalCarbohydrates: 8 gProtein: 4 gFat: 1 gSodium: 354 mgFiber: 1 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

close up of mixed ranch seasoning in the bowl with a measuring spoon

Using your homemade ranch seasoning mix as a dry powder is a great way to season meat, vegetables, pasta and much more.

Alternatively, you can use it for making ranch dressing or chip dip and add it to your favorite recipes.

Ranch dressing in a bowl surrounded by carrots and celery

That’s it, you’ve finished the seasoning mix for you, homemade but simple, fast and delicious, especially you can adjust it yourself according to your family’s taste.

Remember to share with Apronese your results as well as other ways to mix spices in the comments.

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