Where are all the ranch lovers?! Did you know that it’s super easy to make up your own homemade spice blend to keep on hand and use in place of many recipes calling for powdered dressing mix? This one is dairy free as a bonus!
Did you know you can used dried seasonings you have on hand to create a spice blend that will give you all that “ranch” flavor you desire? It’s super easy to make up a batch of this to have on hand, and is a healthier alternative to the store bought stuff.
You can use this in place of the packets in many recipes like my super popular buffalo chicken tater tot casserole or buffalo chicken chili!
This will make about 6 tablespoons and you can easily double or triple the recipe to keep even more on hand.
Spices needed to make Ranch Seasoning…
- dried parsley
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- dried dill
- dried chives
- salt and pepper
Many ranch seasoning blends contain dried milk or buttermilk powder, which is certainly more traditional and allows for a wider use. However, I wanted to create something without the dairy that could still be used in largely the same way.
The goal was to create a blend of spices that would still give all of the flavor and this blend is it!
Additionally, all of these spices are easily found at most any grocery store.
How to make ranch seasoning…
Simple mix all of the spices together in a bowl and then transfer to a storage container.
You’ll want to make sure all bowls, utensil and storage jars are completely dry so that your seasonings will not clump.
This blend can be stored in a cool dry location and will keep as long as the individual spices you use.
These are my favorite containers for storing homemade seasonings.
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Whisk the spices together in a bowl until combined
- Store in a dry airtight container
- Shake before using to recombine spices that may settle
- spice blend will last as long as individual spice expiration dates
- be sure to store in a dry location
- this is not a substitute for the Hidden Valley Ranch packets as it does not contain any milk powder, although it can be used similarity to make dips and dressings and serve as a seasoning blend in recipes