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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

Lately I have been really excited about creating my own dry rub and spice mixtures, similar to this yummy taco seasoning recipe I posed awhile back. I have also recently fallen back in love with ranch, not sure where that came from but I am going to embrace and work on some ranch recipes. I am thinking ranch potaotes, ranch chicken fingers, and maybe even some ranch chips or crackers if I can figure them out. To start this journey, I wanted a great homemade ranch seasoning and after trying a few, this is the one I liked the most. The recipe and photo from $5 Dinners, I just couldn’t get a good photo of mine.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 tbsp
Nutritional Information: under 20 calories
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 0 *


  • 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  1. Mix all of the spices together and store in an airtight container.
  2. To make a quick and easy ranch dressing, mix 3/4 cup non fat Greek yogurt or sour cream and 1 tbsp of homemade ranch seasoning. If you want a thinner dressing, mix in 1/8-1/4 cup skim milk.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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6 Response to Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

  1. Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole on June 25, 2012

    […] such as MSG and maltodextrin (I found both in Hidden Valley Ranch’s Original Ranch packet). Here is a good homemade ranch seasoning recipe that could also be used for dressings and […]

  2. Jordan on August 28, 2012

    I would definitely recommend running this all through a food processor once you had all of the ingredients together. We liked the flavor of this one, upped the dill and salt a little but the big pieces of parsley, dill, and basil were a bit much. I just made my second batch and this time I ran it through the food processor, it came out a lot better this time :)

  3. marguerite on November 9, 2012

    I was jut introduce to your web set.I have copied a few of your recipes

  4. Christina on January 11, 2013

    Where can I find dry buttermilk? I’ve never gotten it before. How long does this recipe keep? Looks great!

    • Kristen on January 11, 2013

      I am lucky and can find it in my local grocery store with the spices. If your store doesn’t carry it, you could order it from Amazon here.

  5. Kristin on March 19, 2013

    Homemade salad dressing tastes best if you mix it up a few hours early, or even overnight, to let the flavors blend.


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