Homemade Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix

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.

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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.

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix

Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


For the 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

For the dressing:

  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons mix
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup buttermilk


For the mix:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large lidded container such as a quart sized mason jar.
  2. Close and gently shake until combined.

For the dressing:

  1. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and dressing mix to a lidded container.
  2. Whisk well until blended
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before using

Homemade ranch in a ramekin


More homemade goodnesss:
homemade yellow rice mix
Yellow Rice Mix
himemade taco seasoning mix
Taco Seasoning Mix 

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  1. Looks good — I appreciate the blend of spices. The saltine crackers is definitely an unexpected addition, but I imagine it gives texture, in addition to taste. Thank you for this!

  2. This does look good, never expected the crackers!! Thanks for sharing, going to pin this and try it! Visiting from Home matters.

  3. I have been making taco seasoning for myself for some time now, but haven’t found a good ranch mix recipe. We use this dry in several recipes, so I imagine we’ll save money in the long run on top of being able to control the flavors/salt levels. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. I love the idea of making my own dressing (avoiding all the preservatives from store bought versions). It’s on my list of things to do but I have to admit, it’s been a slow transition. I’m so happy to have come across this ranch dressing recipe. Thank you for sharing on #HomeMattersParty!

  5. I am a ranch lover. This will be perfect for my house. Thanks for sharing your link at Snickerdoodle Sunday Link party.

  6. I always make my own mixes and dressings, but this one sounds great- I haven’t found a good ranch yet, so I am game to try! Love the saltines in there- so random!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve never seen recipe with crushed crackers in it–you KNOW I’m going to have to make it to try it out.

  8. I love making my own ranch mix, too! It’s so easy and so much less expensive! <3 P~

  9. Love that this is homemade! Pinned!!

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