Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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!

RanchSeasoning2 Are you a Ranch Dressing addict like I am?

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!

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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!

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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!

Enjoy! :)

Homemade Ranch Seasoning
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Recipe type: Seasoning
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Serves: ½ cup
 
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!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place all dried spices in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine.
  2. Alternatively, you could place all dried spices in a ziplock sandwich bag, seal the bag, and shake well to combine.
  3. Store seasoning in a small jar, spice container, or ziplock bag; tightly sealed, at room temperature for up to 1 year.
  4. Yields about ½ cup Ranch Seasoning.
Notes
*For a Spicy Ranch Seasoning variety, add ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, ½ teaspoon Paprika, and ½ teaspoon ground red pepper (or more or less to taste) to the above recipe, and combine as directed.


**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.

 

More tasty homemade seasonings:

Copycat Red Robin Seasoning

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Coffee Spice Grill Rub

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Rosemary and Garlic Seasoning

Rosemary and Garlic Seasoning | sunnysideups.org

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Comments

  1. says

    This is such a good way to save some money and adjust flavors just to your liking! I like the idea of spicing ranch seasoning up a bit. I put ranch on my buffalo chicken or barbecue chicken pizza, but a bet the heat would work wonders. 😀

    • Anna BradleyAnna Bradley says

      Thanks Erin! I like the extra spice in my ranch too-just perks foods up even more! Hope you love it! :)

    • Anna BradleyAnna Bradley says

      Thanks so much Jocelyn!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one with a ranch addiction! 😉 Enjoy!

  2. says

    I’ve never had ranch dressing before, I do like all the spices in your blend, it sounds wonderful. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  3. says

    The way to my heart is ranch dressing. I swear, if I was only allowed one thing to take to a deserted island, I might just take ranch dressing. LOL! Thank you so much for sharing on Found & Foraged!

    • Anna BradleyAnna Bradley says

      Haha, now you’re speaking my language! I don’t think I could last without ranch either! :) Thanks Kyla! Enjoy!!