This recipe for Ranch Seasoning packs in the same flavor as Hidden Valley Ranch Packets without the added preservatives, dairy, sugar, or MSG.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning can be used just as you would a store-bought packet, to make Ranch Dressing, a quick dip, or to add flavor to dishes like Air Fryer Potatoes, or Bacon Ranch Potato Salad.
Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
This recipe for homemade ranch seasoning gives you exactly what you would find in one of those Hidden Valley Ranch Packets.
Except this homemade dry ranch seasoning leaves out the preservatives, MSG, added sugars, and dairy, leaving only FLAVOR behind!
Not only is this seasoning blend better for you, but it is also cheaper than purchasing ranch seasoning packets.
With just a few common spices that you probably have in your pantry right now and a minute of time, you can whip up Homemade Ranch Seasoning that will add incredible flavor to so many recipes!
Ingredients Needed for Ranch Seasoning
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Basil
- Dried Dill Weed
As you can see, these are basic spices you probably have on hand at all times. It is the combination of dill, basil that gives this seasoning its signature "ranch" flavor.
Note on Ingredients: When making homemade ranch seasoning be sure to use spices less than 6 months old for optimum flavor.
How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- In a small bowl or shallow dish, mix the ingredients together until well combined.
- Transfer the seasoning to an airtight container and store in the pantry for up to 6 months.
How to Use Ranch Seasoning
You can use this Ranch Seasoning to replace any packet of ranch seasoning mix. For every 1-ounce packet, use 2 tablespoons of this homemade mix.
Beyond using this homemade ranch seasoning as a replacement for a Hidden Valley Packet, you can also use it in many other ways to add flavor to dishes.
- I use this blend of seasonings to make a quick Homemade Ranch Dressing.
- Prepare Ranch Dip by mixing together 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning with ¼ cup sour cream and ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise and serve with veggies or chips.
- Give your Fish Sticks or Chicken Strips a punch of ranch flavor, by adding 2 tablespoons of the ranch seasoning mix to the flour mixture prior to breading the fish or chicken.
- Skip the dry rub and use this Ranch Seasoning as your rub instead when making Air Fryer Chicken Breast or Air Fryer Pork Chops.
- Use this mixture to change up classic potato salad and make a crazy-good Ranch Potato Salad.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of this Ranch Seasoning to homemade coleslaw for additional flavor.
More Homemade Seasoning Blends
- Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Homemade Fajita Seasoning
- Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- Jerk Seasoning
If you tried this recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning, I would love for you to leave a comment and rating below.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- ¼ cup dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a small dish, combine all the ingredients together until well combined. store in an airtight container. If you prefer the texture to be finer, pulse the spices in a mini food processor.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and store it in the pantry for up to 6 months if not used immediately.
- To use in place of a 1-ounce packet of ranch seasoning, use 2 tablespoons of this homemade mixture.
I used this in a salmon recipe and it tasted great!
This is great. Do you also have the spice additions to make their Spicy ranch dressing mix? What is added?
Hi Martha! I would suggest adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder to the mix to make it spicy.
Why is the sodium so high? And carbohydrates are extremely high. Why? Are the numbers for entire batch?
Yes, the nutritional values are for the entire batch.
Just wondering, early in the page it says this is equivalent of one package HV mix. Later I saw use 2 tbsp to make it. Just want to make sure I'm putting the right direction for it. Giving to my daughter.
I may be over confusing myself lol.
Hi Anita! The flavor is equivalent to one packet 🙂 Use 2 tablespoons Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix as a substitute for a 1-ounce store-bought packet in recipes calling for dry ranch seasoning.
Thank you for posting this! I was looking for a recipe that didn't require dried milk.
You are so welcome Ashley. I hope you enjoy.