Never buy store-bought dressing again! Try this Homemade Ranch Dressing mix recipe. Use it for seasoning, dips, and dressing. Plus can be made dairy-free!
I love sharing homemade seasoning mixes and baking mixes. Not only are they typically simple to make, but it allows you to customize them to your tastes. Added bonus is you know what is going in the food you eat. You can choose organic ingredients, or omit things as needed. I was blown away by the response after I posted the Italian Dressing Mix. You guys loved it, and I had a ton of requests for my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe.
How to Make Ranch Dressing Mix
I love this because it is truly versatile! You can do so many things with this Ranch Dressing Mix, not just salad dressing. All you have to do is measure the ingredients and mix them together. I typically do this in a mason jar so I can just shake it up to blend.
One of our favorites it to use some of this seasoning to create our own ranch dip for chips. Just use 1-2 tsp of mix per 1 cup of sour cream. I always start low on the seasoning and then give it a taste, if it needs more I add it. The amount of seasoning used for the dip is a personal preference. Some people like theirs a little more seasoned than others, you really can't mess it up. If you find that it is a little too strong, just mix in some more sour cream.
Vegan Ranch Dip
You can also make dairy-free or vegan ranch dip by using a dairy-free sour cream for your dip. Same directions, just changing out the main ingredient.
This is the reason why we are all here. Homemade Ranch Dressing is pretty amazing! Just mix 1 tbsp of seasoning mix with 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of buttermilk. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing that tastes amazing can be hard to find, and expensive. Just make your own! Replace the buttermilk with your choice of 1 cup of dairy-free milk. Plain dairy-free yogurt is also more readily available now and a tasty alternative in this recipe. If you want to make this vegan as well, use a vegan mayo instead of regular.
How Long Does Homemade Ranch Dressing Keep?
This is a big question I get asked a LOT! I would say that it keeps about 2 weeks when stored in the fridge. This is also dependant on the freshness of your ingredients. You can purchase reusable salad dressing bottles on amazon or at other home goods stores that are perfect to keep your dressings in.
Other Uses for Ranch Seasoning
There are so many uses for ranch seasoning. It is great to season chicken, toss on potatoes, and more. Here are a few recipes that call for Ranch Seasoning that are my favorites.
Ranch Dressing Mix Printable Labels
Now that you have this great recipe below, double, triple, or quadruple it and keep it in a mason jar with your other spices. Label it with these free printable ranch dressing labels. They print 2 sets to a sheet and fit perfectly on an 8 oz mason jar. Great to label yours and give one to a friend!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 teaspoon parsley (dried)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (ground)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- Mix all of these seasonings together and use as you choose below
- To make the dressing, mix this recipe with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk.
Dairy Free Dressing
- Mix this with 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of original flavored dairy-free milk and 1 tsp vinegar
- Mix this recipe with 1 3/4 cups sour cream
Dairy Free Dip
- Mix this with 8-10 oz of Dairy Free Sour Cream. Use a little dairy-free milk to thin it out if needed.
- Use in place of one packet of Ranch dressing mix in recipes.
This recipe was originally posted in 2012. Updated in 2019.
More Seasoning Mixes
- Homemade Italian Dressing Mix Recipe
- Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe
- The Best Rib Dry Rub Spice Recipe
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.