Homemade Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix is made with dried herbs, spices, and an unexpected ingredient. Perfect for making homemade Ranch dressing or to use in recipes that call for the packets of mix.
Ranch dressing is my dressing of choice. Especially if it is the kind you mix at home with mayonnaise and buttermilk. However the little packets are so darn expensive. A few years ago I came across a recipe for a homemade mix at Home Ec 101 but was hesitant to try it.
I had made other Ranch dressings from dried herbs in the past and found them lacking. Not so with this blend. My family prefers it to the store bought packets.
This is one instance if you don’t have a membership to any of the club warehouse stores you’ll want to find someone who does to save on the dried herbs. The initial cost of the homemade Ranch dressing and seasoning mix isn’t cheap but the leftover ingredients can be used in other recipes and it makes a ton of mix.
- 17 finely crushed saltine crackers
- 2 cups dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 cup dried minced onions
- 3 Tablespoons dried basil
- 4 Tablespoons dried chives
- 5 Tablespoons onion powder
- 5 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 6 Tablespoons Kosher salt
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons mix
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Place all ingredients in a large lidded container such as a quart sized mason jar.
- Close and gently shake until combined.
- Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and dressing mix to a lidded container.
- Whisk well until blended
- Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before using