Homemade Ranch seasoning mix is used to season everything from biscuits to chicken and dips to dressings. Make the dry seasoning mix yourself and save money, while avoiding nasty chemicals and preservatives!
I came across a really yummi looking recipe on Pinterest not too long ago. It was a fellow blogger’s recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Dip. A few days later, I saw THIS recipe, for Cheesy Bacon Ranch Soup. Just this morning, I Pinned one from Six Sister’s Stuff, for Creamy Ranch Chicken.
One common ingredient in all three of the recipes is dry ranch seasoning mix. So, I knew that I would need to make some homemade ranch seasoning mix. I just can’t justify spending money to buy a packet of chemicals and preservatives. Besides, some gourmet seasoning blends and dry dressing mixes are really expensive. Especially when you factor in the cost per ounce!
Oh, and you can make more than just ranch seasoning at home. My friend Rachel has a recipe for homemade fajita seasoning!
This seasoning mix is made with simple pantry spices, and it’s made for about three times less than buying the packets outright. This recipe makes a nice sized batch, too, so if you store it in a tightly sealed jar or even a zip top bag, it’ll last you quite a while.
Recipes to make with the homemade ranch seasoning mix:
These are easily my favorite biscuits. The cheese and ranch make them so special! Super quick and easy to make, too.
These spicy ranch burgers really aren’t terribly spicy, especially because the ranch flavor cools them down.
This snack mix is so yummi! I like to keep a baggie full of it in my purse for quick snacking purposes during the day.
Here are the instructions for making homemade ranch seasoning mix.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- Add all of the spices to a bowl and combine with gloved hands or a spoon.
- Store in a tightly covered jar or zip top bag in a dry area
- To make ranch dressing, whisk together 1 Tablespoon of the dry mix with 1/3 cup mayo and 2 ounces of milk (using more or less milk will make it thicker or thinner)