A tasty homemade ranch seasoning made with simple ingredients from your spice rack; a healthy way to make meals at home pop with that yummy ranch flavor!
From back when I was 6 or 7 years old, up until now, I’ve dunked or topped everything from veggies and chips, to pizza and grilled cheese, to Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes (I don’t like gravy!) + so many other foods with that yummy creamy salad dressing!
I’ve scaled back a bit in my ranch dressing-use intensity over the past few years, but I still am obsessed with the tasty punch of flavor that comes from that blend of spices that’s a staple in the majority of our kitchens!
Today’s recipe, just like my other homemade seasoning blends, combines a handful of spices and herbs that you’ve probably already got on your spice rack, and takes only about 2 ½ minutes to make, from start to finish! And the result? An amazingly tasty ranch seasoning, ready to be stirred into sour cream or plain coconut yogurt, showered all over your veggies + meats before they’re roasted or grilled (these grilled zucchini wedges are AMAZING with this seasoning), or mixed into pizza dough, pasta sauce, chicken salad….holy cow-the sky’s the limit! Plus, it’s way cheaper than buying all those individual packets of ranch mix all the time, and you actually know and can pronounce all the ingredients in this seasoning! (which I wish I could say about most store-bought mixes out there!)
One note about this recipe: my Homemade Ranch Seasoning does not contain powdered milk, which you’ll find in the Hidden Valley Ranch mixes at the store. If you’d like to make this recipe a little more identical to that, simply add 1/3 cup powdered milk/powdered buttermilk as you’re mixing everything together. If you leave the recipe as is, it will taste slightly different than the Hidden Valley variety if you are mixing it into sour cream/mayo + milk/yogurt to make a dressing or dip. I simply prefer the taste of this plain seasoning mix in my foods over the taste of the mix with powdered milk; so just adjust ingredients as you need to fit your personal tastes!
I’ve also included a few additions in the notes of this recipe to make a spicier Ranch Seasoning, if you’d like to add an extra spicy punch to your mix! Use more or less of each of these spicy spices to reach your desired level of heat.
This is what I’m thinking would be extra good right now: Crispy roasted potatoes, showered with this ranch seasoning right before heading into the oven, dipped into ranch dressing right before heading into my mouth…what do you think? Ranch overkill? 😉 Never!
- 3 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
- 3 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 3 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 3 teaspoons Dried Onion Flakes
- 2 teaspoons Dill Weed
- 2 teaspoons Chives
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Basil
- *Optional - see notes for a Spicy Ranch Seasoning
- Place all dried spices in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Alternatively, you could place all dried spices in a ziplock sandwich bag, seal the bag, and shake well to combine.
- Store seasoning in a small jar, spice container, or ziplock bag; tightly sealed, at room temperature for up to 1 year.
- Yields about ½ cup Ranch Seasoning.
**This Homemade Ranch Seasoning does not contain powdered milk, which you’ll find in the Hidden Valley Ranch mixes at the store. If you’d like to make this recipe a little more identical to that, simply add ⅓ cup powdered milk/powdered buttermilk as you’re mixing everything together.
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