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Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe


As I get busier and busier with life and kids (you know how it is), I become more partial to having mixes on hand.

It makes cooking from scratch, and therefore saving money, a lot less time-consuming.

Ranch dressing is easy enough to make from scratch, and even my favorite avocado-lime ranch dressing isn’t too time-consuming, but it’s nice to be able to just grab the pre-made ranch dressing mix and go. Especially for ranch veggie dip.

Image shows a jar of ranch dressing mix with text that reads "Homemade ranch dressing mix"

If you have a hard time sticking to making your own salad dressing, even though you know it’s so much healthier than buying it – and I’ll admit, I’m one of those people – this dressing mix will make it SO much easier!

This mix is especially handy for a dip. Just add some sour cream and go with it!

As for the dressing, I love how easy it has been to customize to my whims. For instance, lately, I’ve been leaving out the mayonnaise and adding extra yogurt in its place to lighten up the calorie/fat load, and also make it easier to whip up since I make my own mayonnaise from scratch.

Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Image shows a jar of ranch dressing mix


Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

This tasty ranch dressing mix is awesome to have on hand for dressing, dips and more!

  • Author: Elise


  • 1 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chives


  1. add all ingredients to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and shake until well combined.
  2. To use for dressing:
  3. One half cup mayonnaise
  4. One half cup of sour cream or yogurt
  5. /2 to 3/4 cup milk
  6. tablespoons ranch dressing mix
  7. For dip:
  8. cup sour cream
  9. Tablespoons ranch dressing mix
  10. Milk to thin out as desired
  11. Lightened up Salad Dressing:
  12. /4 cup low fat plain yogurt
  13. /2 to 2/3 cup milk
  14. Tablespoons Ranch dressing mix.
  15. Directions:
  16. For any of the above recipes, simply mix to combine.
  17. Store in the refrigerator in a lidded container.

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  1. How many tablespoons of ranch dressing mix for dressing and for dip. It reads “tablespoons”. But does not give quantity.
    (Unless you wittily placed that next to your numbering system: 6. &. 9 )

    Thank you!

    1. Oops! Looks like I accidentally deleted that when we were migrating to the new recipe plugin. ugh! So sorry!

      It’s supposed to be 3 Tablespoons for both. (and it’s fixed now)

      Thanks for catching that error!

      1. The recipe is still not reading correctly on this page as the tablespoon number is not showing yet. I got it from reading the comments. Also, is it 1 cup sour cream for the dip?

  2. You mention homemade mayonnaise in many of your recipes but it cannot be found on your website no matter how I search for it????

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