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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

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!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

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

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.

Homemade ranch dressing mix

Ranch Dip

One of our favorites is 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.


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.

Homemade Ranch Dressing on a salad

Ranch Dressing

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.

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

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!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 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 is gluten free *
Multiply this batch recipe to make it in bulk. When ready to make Use about 1 tbsp of mix per batch of dressing or dip. 
Servings: 1

This recipe was originally posted in 2012. Updated in 2019.

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  1. Thanks for both recipes. The only way to get my son to eat veggies is to offer them with Ranch. I”ve been looking for a good homemade alternative to the store-bought versions & I know that any recipe from you will be great!

    1. 5 stars

      That is a great question. We go through it pretty fast with 3 kids in the house. I think the longest it has ever been in the fridge was about a week and it was still good. 😉 I am sure it would last about 2 weeks without a problem. Depending on the code date on the milk.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this!! I finally broke down and bought some packets of Ranch dressing mix for a few recipes I’ve been wanting to try out and it hurt my heart to buy them without a coupon! LOL Now I’ve just got to pick up some dill and I’m all set to have a batch of ranch whenever I want it. 😀

  3. You say you make this up in big batches (I’m assuming you mean the dry mix?) – how much of the mix do you use for a batch of dressing?

  4. 5 stars
    This is great. Loved it. Made it with real mayo and 0% milk since it was what we had. It was great. Also, I am a blogger and shared this recipe on my blog with a link back to you. If you wanna check out what I served it with the link is Have a fabulous day!

  5. 5 stars
    I found this link on Pinterest. I’ve seen plenty of recipes for homemade ranch dressing, but this recipe for the dry mix is so much more versatile! Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe looks delicious! My son is allergic to eggs, which are in mayo. Ranch was his fave, but it seems that it’s what’s causing the hives. 🙁 Suggestions for making the dressing egg-free?

      1. 5 stars
        I mix ranch dip with yogurt for a healthier alternative and to sneak some extra protein in. Can’t wait to try this. No more msg…

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! My daughter is allergic to soy and dairy, and ranch in a staple in things I make half the time, so I’ve had to go without until now! 😀 The only thing I noticed is when I made this, it was really runny. Is there a way to thicken it up just slightly without ruining the taste?

  8. 5 stars
    This is spot-on. I am a ranch snob and have tried so many different homemade dry ranch mixes. This is my favorite, by a long shot! One tip: something I’ve learned along the way in trying out these different mixes…I throw all the spices in the food processor and grind them up smaller. Otherwise it seems like there are chunks of parsley and such that get caught in our throats and makes us cough 🙂 Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Thanks for all the great homemade seasoning mix recipes! My son has many food allergies, including dairy and soy, so these have been so helpful! To make dairy free ranch dip, I mix with Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt from SO Delicious. It’s great!

  10. Hello, This looks wonderful! Just one question–hopefully not a silly one. 🙂 Do you use dill weed or dill seed? I am guessing dill weed, but I never really have known the difference. Thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    AMAZING. All I have to say. I’ve been missing out so much on not being able to have ranch or ranch packets. Food allergies. Just made it and mixed with sour cream, so close to the packet it’s hard to tell. I’m in love!!

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