In this post: A yummy DIY Ranch Seasoning Mix that can be used for dips, dressings, and seasoning. Make your own ranch seasoning mix with this recipe.

Skip the store-bought ranch packets and make your own ranch seasoning! This seasoning is delicious and creamy with a bold flavor. It’s great for dips, dressings, chicken, potatoes, and so much more!

Ranch seasoning mix in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it.

What is Dry Ranch Seasoning?

Dry ranch seasoning is a shelf-stable, dry seasoning that combines all the fantastic flavors found in ranch dressing. Dry ranch seasoning is great because you can add it to so many foods (ideas below) and it’ll last many months in the cupboard!

Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe

This ranch seasoning recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • keeps well in an airtight container for months
  • doesn’t contain complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients
  • can easily be adjusted to suit your individual taste
Ranch seasoning ingredients in separate bowls.

Ranch Seasoning Mix Ingredients

  • Dry milk: preferably buttermilk powder. This ingredient is great for adding creamy milk flavor in a shelf-stable way.
  • Dried parsley: great for adding a light parsley taste to seasoning mixes.
  • Dried dill: grassy and tangy with a hint of anise. 
  • Garlic powder: the best shelf-stable way to add delicious garlic flavor.
  • Onion powder: all the onion flavor without the tears from cutting it.
  • Black pepper: smokey, woody, and spicey.
  • Dried chives: adds a hint of onion flavor.
  • Sea salt: this seasoning complements almost every food and spice mix.

Seasoning Variations

  • Salt – add salt based on your taste or diet preferences! 
  • Extras – try oregano, basil, smoked paprika, etc.
  • Spice – cayenne pepper, chili powder, or extra pepper will add some great spice!
  • Cheese – try mixing in some parmesan.
  • Work with what you have – just add different amounts of the ingredients already listed in this recipe. Vary based on your personal preferences.
Ranch seasoning ingredients in a bowl together.

How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

  1. Measure and add all ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add to your food or store. 

How to Store

Store your homemade ranch seasoning in an airtight container (like a glass jar). Put in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and away from heat (like an oven or microwave). This ranch seasoning will last for about 6 months.

How to Use

Use your homemade ranch seasoning like you would any ranch seasoning. Try it in dishes like:

Ranch seasoning in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it.

Tools to Use:

  • Spice jars with bamboo lids
  • Minimalist spice jar labels
  • “Picture Ledge” style shelves


How long does ranch seasoning mix last?

Depending on the age of your dried herbs, this seasoning mix will last for up to 6 months! If your herbs are older, you should only store the seasoning mix for a couple of months. But if you use new dried herbs, you’ll be able to store the seasoning mix for up to 6 months (if you don’t use it all up by then 😉 ).

Is ranch seasoning the same as ranch dressing mix?

They’re almost the same! Ranch seasoning is most often used as a dry seasoning on things like veggies, potatoes, meat, etc. It’s also used in a variety of dips and dressings whereas ranch dressing mix is most often mixed with mayonnaise, milk, or yogurt to make ranch dressing.

Can you use ranch seasoning for ranch dip?

Yes, you can make homemade ranch dressing when you mix this ranch seasoning with some milk, yogurt, sour cream, or mayo and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Ranch seasoning in a sealed glass jar.

More Homemade Seasoning Blends

Ranch seasoning in a white bowl with a spoon in it.

Ranch Seasoning Mix

Yield: just under 1 cup
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Great for dips, dressings, chicken, potatoes, and so much more!


  • ½ Cup Dry Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Dill
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Chives
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl
  2. Mix well.
  3. Store in an airtight container in a dry cabinet or pantry.


  • The dried green spices will want to separate from the rest of the ingredients. That’s ok, just give it a good stir before using it each time.
  • Adjust to your own tastes. Want more chives? Throw them in there! Want a little less garlic powder, no problem, use less.
  • Be sure to store it where no moisture or humidity can reach it. This would cause it to clump. If you’re worried about that, add one of those preservation packets to your jar.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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