Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Mix | Create a healthier version of ranch seasoning mix at home! It’s super easy to make with just a few ingredients.

Do you love ranch mix but hate monosodium glutamate (MSG)? Or perhaps you’re not sure you want to eat a mix that has maltodextrin (a food additive derived from starch) as a first ingredient?

Ranch nutrition facts

If this describes you, then get excited: It is super easy to make ranch seasoning mix from scratch! I played around with a couple of recipes I found online until I came up with a mixture I thought was optimal.


  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash of celery seed


Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse them until finely ground. If you don’t have a food processor, you can combine them in a small bowl and whisk them together. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2/3 cup mix.

Ranch seasoning mix | Create a healthier version of ranch seasoning mix at home! It’s super easy to make with just a few ingredients.

To make ranch dip, stir 3 tablespoons of the mix into 16 ounces sour cream. To make ranch dressing, stir together 1 tablespoon of the mix, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, and 1/3 cup milk. (You can substitute mayonnaise for the Greek yogurt if you prefer.) The dry mix can be used for things like adding flavor to soups, breading chicken, or seasoning popcorn.

Do you make any of your own mixes? Which are your favorites?

Shared on the following link-ups:

Seasoning and Spice Pantry Link Up, Monday Musings, T.G.I.F., From House to Home, Thrive @ Home, WholeHearted Wednesday & Wise Woman.




  1. Thank you for sharing this! Yummy! My grandma used to make something similar to this when we were growing up. I miss it so much… I may have to make it myself! 🙂 Thanks, again!

  2. Interesting…but where do you find dry buttermilk?

    • Many grocery stores carry it (I’ve found it with the baking supplies and even near the powdered coffee creamers). I’ve also ordered it off amazon.com (you can see my favorite brand here).

  3. I want to start making dry seasonings. Perhaps this one should be first! Thanks for sharing.

    • With the exception of Mexican seasoning (or taco seasoning), this was my first. It worked so well that I’ll definitely by making more!

  4. jenny simmons says:

    can you use dry milk instead of dry buttermilk?

    • To be honest, Jenny, I haven’t tried it that way. However, it just might work. After all, if you buy pre-made ranch dressing you can get regular and buttermilk varieties.

    • Did you ever try the dry milk instead of dry buttermilk? Just curious 🙂

      • Hi Angie,
        I’m not sure if Jenny has, but I still haven’t tried it with regular dry milk. You’ve brought this to mind, though, so I can make a note to try it with regular dry milk next time I make it.

  5. Wonderful recipe! Thank you so much for sharing on our SEASONING and SPICE link up! It is so much fun gathering different kinds of recipes to make a healthier and more self-sufficient pantry! I will be pinning this 🙂

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