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Homemade Ranch Seasoning (All Natural)

This easy homemade ranch seasoning mix is all natural and great for recipes that call for ranch seasoning! No more store-bought ranch packets with chemicals.

homemade ranch 2Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We were surprised with a white Christmas after all. Not quite enough for sledding, but look out. We might be knee deep in fresh powder by tomorrow.

By New Year’s, The Littles should be crushing the hills on their new sleds. Me too. I’m totally excited to rip down some hills. If I don’t bang up my knee first. Or slam into a tree.

Speaking of New Year’s…this is limbo week with all the food. There’s the NYE party dips, chips, apps, and drinks. Combined with the January health gig.

Which directly ties in with this Homemade Ranch Seasoning. There are mountains of yummy recipes that request a packet of store bought ranch seasoning. I love all those recipes — minus the chems. Like, I really don’t like the tongue-tie ingredients.

But all is not lost. Hardly.

homemade ranch3This Homemade Ranch Seasoning is all-natural, with pantry spices you probably already have in your kitchen this very moment. You might not have buttermilk powder on hand, but it’s easily purchased at major grocery stores or online.

I got a big bag of it online because I know I’ll always make my own ranch seasoning from now and forever more.

Call me quirky, but I smile at that bag of buttermilk.

A Glass Jar of Seasoning

There are several recipes for ranch seasoning in cookbooks and online, but I kept tweaking, twisting, and tinkering until we got a mixture that was flavorful enough for big taste buds. It’s gotta rival the store bought packet, right?

This DIY ranch seasoning can be used to make ranch dressing (obvi) or sour cream dip or put into recipes with potatoes, chicken, etc. etc. It’s 100% customizable to your ranch needs.

Here’s to the limbo-est diet week of the year, full of dips and apps with some healthy kicked in. If you’re looking for more homemade dressing options, try this creamy caesar dressing, next.

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A Glass Jar of Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning (All Natural)

5 from 2 ratings
This easy homemade ranch seasoning mix is all natural and the perfect addition to recipes that call for ranch seasoning! No more store-bought ranch packets with chemicals.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 servings (1 1/2 cups)
Author: Amy Dong



  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine well. Transfer to a jar with lid and store mixture in fridge. Seasoning will keep for months in an airtight container, either in the fridge or freezer.


3 TB of this seasoning is the equivalent of 1 oz packet of store bought ranch seasoning.
For Ranch Dressing: Combine 3 TB of this seasoning mix with 1 cup real mayo. Add liquid buttermilk (up to 1 cup) until desired consistency is reached. Keep chilled.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Side
Cuisine: American

Source: Chew Out Loud

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    • Tim kelly

    Can you use 2% milk in place of buttermilk? And maybe some fresh squeezed lemon juice.

      • Amy Dong

      You can use whole or lowfat milk, stirred together with 1 TB lemon juice and let it sit for 15 minutes before using it – ENJOY!

    • Barbara
    • 5 stars

    Love making my own mixes! I found a source for dry buttermilk powder that can be kept at room temperature, but it comes in a 2-pound container. I use it up quickly, because I also use it for baking. The company also makes a White Cheese Powder that is great for Mac ‘n’ Cheese. I buy it through Amazon, Hoosier Hill Farm.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Barbara!

    • Barbara
    • 5 stars

    I found a source online for buttermilk powder that does not need refrigeration, it only comes in a 2 lb container, but I use it a lot for baking as well. Didn’t know if I should post the name. They also make a white cheese powder as well, which is great for making Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

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