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Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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It’s so quick and easy to make your own homemade ranch seasoning and it’s such a great way to season all of your favorite meals. Easy to make into ranch dressing, or sprinkle it over potatoes and meats for a kick of flavor.

Ranch seasoning stored in a glass jar

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I rarely buy seasonings and dressings any more because it’s so easy to make your own in a few minutes!

Homemade ranch seasoning has a great shelf life and so many uses. It’s a great way to add flavor to so many meals and it’s easy to transform into a creamy dressing.

Be sure to check out my BBQ Seasoning, Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and Homemade Taco Seasoning – they are always in my cupboard ready to use!


  • Milk Powder (or buttermilk powder)
  • Dry Parsley
  • Salt
  • Mustard Powder
  • Dry Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dill Weed
  • Black Pepper
Herbs and spices in a white bowl

How to make homemade ranch seasoning

It couldn’t be easier to make this seasoning mix!

  • Add the ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix until combined.
The ingredients mixed together with a wooden spoon

Can you make ranch dressing with this recipe?

It’s really easy to transform this dry seasoning mix into a creamy dressing! I like to do this rather than buying bottled ranch dressing that just sits in the fridge.

  • Add ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp water, and 2 ½ Tbsp of this ranch seasoning to a bowl.
  • Whisk to combine.
Whisking the ranch seasoning with water and mayonnaise to make a sauce

How to store

This ranch seasoning has a great shelf life and will keep well for up to 3 months. Store the mix in an air tight jar or container and keep it at room temperature. If you are using buttermilk powder rather than milk powder, then store it in the fridge.

If you make ranch dressing, it will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

How do you use the seasoning?

Aside from making ranch dressing, there’s lots of uses for using this seasoning dry. Sprinkle in on French Fries or roasted potatoes, or rub it into chicken or add to shrimp before grilling. It’s an easy way to add flavor to meals.

Why make your own seasoning?

When you make your own seasonings, you are in full control of what you add in so it’s easy to adjust to your taste. It also means that you always have a tasty seasoning on hand whenever you need, not too mention, it’s also kinder on your purse!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Use 2 ½ Tbsp of this seasoning in place of 1 ranch envelope packet.
  • Check that your herbs and spices aren’t stale before making this seasoning. Rub a little between your fingers and they should release an aroma.
ranch dressing in bottle

More Easy Seasoning Recipes

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

This Homemade Ranch Seasoning is so easy to make and perfect for making your own creamy ranch dressing, dips, or use it to season your favorite meals.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade ranch seasoning, how to make ranch seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 20kcal
Author Tanya


  • cup milk powder or buttermilk powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Combine ingredients in a bowl or jar. Store in a covered container.


  • If using buttermilk powder, store this mix in the fridge after opening. 
  • Store this seasoning for up to 3 months. 
  • Ranch dressing: Add ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp water, and 2 ½ Tbsp of this ranch seasoning to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Use 2 ½ Tbsp of this seasoning in place of 1 ranch envelope packet.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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