$ 0.53 per lot

Those little store-bought ranch seasoning mix packets are pretty versatile. You can do much more With them you just mix up a quick batch of ranch dressing. That flavorful mix of buttermilk and herbs can be used to coat anything with spicy, herbaceous, and creamy goodness. But I wanted to do mine Homemade ranch seasoning to be able to prepare any necessary quantity and thus know every last ingredient of the mixture.

Combine ranch seasoning ingredients in small wooden bowl with lemon, garlic, and parsley on the sides.

Whey powder is a must

Most of the ingredients in this homemade ranch seasoning mix are pantry staples, but there’s one special ingredient that can’t be substituted, powdered buttermilk, which is basically dehydrated buttermilk. Powdered buttermilk provides spicy and creamy flavors without having to add a liquid to the mix. This allows you to get that classic ranch flavor in dry form, which is perfect for things like seasoning popcorn or making a dry rub for meat.

It usually comes in a small round container and can be found in the baking aisle, usually near canned evaporated milk or powdered milk. I used the sack brand Buttermilk mix (the brand I see most often in grocery stores here in the US). Does it look like this:

A container of buttermilk powder

How to use homemade ranch seasoning

I’m so excited that I finally made my own ranch relish because there is only So many ways to use it. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Season the roast potatoes
  • Add the mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle over popcorn
  • Seasoning roast chicken
  • Mix with butter to spread over the cookies.
  • Making chip sauce
  • Season homemade croutons
  • Sprinkle over the buttered pasta.
  • Season roasted vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower.

How to Store Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

The recipe below is a small batch, about the same as a packet of ranch seasonings that you would buy at the store. If you want to expand the recipe and save a ready-made mix, you can. Store ranch seasoning mix in an airtight container away from heat and sunlight, just like you would any dried herbs or spices. It should stay in good condition for several months, but as with any dry herb, the flavor will slowly diminish over time.

Mixed homemade ranch seasoning surrounded by other ingredients

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This super simple homemade ranch seasoning makes a great ranch dressing and can also be used to season meat, veggies, pasta, and more.

Total cost: $ 0.53 per lot

Author: Beth – Budget Bytes

Servings: 1 batch (about 3 tablespoons)

  • 2 Tablespoon whey powder ($ 0.15)
  • 1/2 teaspoonful dried parsley ($ 0.05)
  • 1/4 teaspoonful dried dill ($ 0.03)
  • 1/4 teaspoonful onion powder ($ 0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoonful garlic powder ($ 0.02)
  • 1/4 teaspoonful pepper with lemon ($ 0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoonful sugar ($ 0.01)
  • 1/8 teaspoonful Salt ($ 0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoonful freshly ground black pepper ($ 0.01)

To make ranch dressing

  • Combine ranch seasoning mix with ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, and ¼ cup milk. Beat until smooth.

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Service: 1 lotCalories: 54 kcalCarbohydrates: 8 gramProtein: 4 gramFat: 1 gramSodium: 354 mgFiber: 1 gram

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Close up of mixed ranch seasonings in the bowl with a measuring spoon

Use your homemade ranch seasoning mix as a dry powder to flavor meats, vegetables, pasta, and more. Or use it to make a batch of ranch dressing or potato chip dip …

Ranch dressing in a bowl surrounded by carrots and celery