I love making my own mixes to know what's in my food. This homemade ranch seasoning mix is great for dry rub, marinade, making ranch dressing and ranch dip. 

How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

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I love making my own mixes to know what’s in my food. This homemade ranch seasoning mix is great for dry rub, marinade, making ranch dressing, and ranch dip. Making your own seasonings and flavorings is easier than you think and fun!

homemade ranch seasoning mix in a bowl and mixed into ranch dressing

MSG and other additives in store-bought mixes make people sick. I make many of my own mixes to keep as many chemicals as possible out of my children and my family.

Many store-bought spices are irradiated, have concentrated amounts of pesticides, and their ingredients are just plain bad for you. I had to research what was in my food because it kept making me sick and I found out the things that make me sick can also cause cancer and other serious illnesses so none of us should be eating them.

Your spice cabinet could be full of fillers and ingredients that aren’t the best for you or your family. Read more about it here in what’s lurking in your spice cabinet. 

You can even grow your own spices to make mixes.

Ranch seasoning

You can know that it’s keto ranch seasoning, vegan ranch seasoning, gluten-free ranch seasoning or whatever you’re wanting your eating habits to be. It’s a lot easier to stay on an eating plan when you make your seasoning mixes yourself. Gluten is in nearly every seasoning mix you can buy, but other things are as well.

This is is already keto, but you could make it vegan by omitting the buttermilk seasoning. It’s also gluten-free as well.

Recipes with ranch seasoning

The most common thing I use this mix for is my world-famous Taco Soup. It is definitely a favorite among the kids around here. My family loves it as well. I also make my own taco seasoning mix, and frozen rotel for that soup. 

It’s great to use in taco soup kits and taco soup in a jar as well.

One of our favorites is chicken rotel spaghetti. We call it crack chicken. Without velveeta so we know the ingredients are healthy too!

My family and I have developed a great barbecue dry rub and barbecue sauce recipe as well. And Homemade Italian seasoning. We also make chili mix as well. Mixes are simple to make and it’s fun to be creative. 

Back to the ranch. This seasoning is wonderful to season meat, use as a flavoring in soups and casseroles, and of course, making the best ranch dressing or a two-second ranch dip that’s delish. Or for another spicy variation, check out this Mexican ranch dressing with a kick!

To make ranch dip, add 3 Tablespoons of the mixture to 2/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream. 

To make a chipotle ranch drizzle, just toss two chipotle peppers in adobo into the blender with a cup of sour cream. Add 2 Tablespoons of the ranch seasoning mix. Squeeze in the juice of a lime. Then you can thin it with a drizzle of buttermilk or regular milk until it’s thin enough to blend. You’re going to want to make this over and over again! 

I promise these will be the best ranch dressing or dip you have ever tasted! I have been told this over and over again. This is one of my most popular and requested recipes. 

This crack spaghetti squash is our favorite dinner to season with it.

We even use the ranch seasoning to season our own homemade roasted pumpkin seeds!

I like to get my spices as organically as I can. I also grow a lot of the ingredients in my garden. Herbs are hardy plants and easy to grow, so I dry a lot of herbs in the summer and make my own Italian seasoning mix as well as use parsley and dill from my garden to make this ranch seasoning mix. 

You can even make homemade onion and garlic powder, but I haven’t tried it yet. It’s one of my goals for the future though. 

I buy my spices in bulk from bulkfoods.com. I love that they are just spices with no fillers or extra ingredients. You have to be especially careful if you need to avoid gluten because most fillers contain gluten. And what manufacturer doesn’t want to get more product by bulking it up with fillers, I guess?

All you have to do to flavor your popcorn with it, is pop 4 cups of popcorn, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of seasoning over top, and shake it up. You can do it with butter or without.

You can flavor oyster crackers the same way. Melt some butter, I would use 2 tablespoons for 4 cups of crackers, pour it over top, and shake to mix. Then sprinkle on the 2 tablespoons of ranch and shake to mix again. Yum!

For all the best homemade dressing, dip, and sauce recipes check this out. And for more spice mix ideas, check these out:

Homemade ranch seasoning

Its quick and easy to make homemade spice mixes and taco seasoning mix is super versatile to use. It's great for making taco meat and tons of other recipes.
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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Robust, flavorful seasoning mix that goes on just about everything. Herbs, buttermilk, garlic, and more!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ranch dip, ranch dressing, Ranch seasoning mix
Author: Christina Kamp


  • 2/3 C. dry buttermilk I order mine from bulkfoods.com
  • 1/4 C. dried parsley
  • 1 T. dried dill weed
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 1 T. onion powder
  • 1 T. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • 2 tsp. salt


  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container.


This mix makes about 2 cups.

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  1. Hi There, I’m an Aussie and often see recipes for ranch dressing but I have never attempted to make it because I have lactose intolerant kidlets. Do you have any suggestions or experience with swapping out the buttermilk powder? Am wondering about coconut milk powder? TIA😊