Ranch Seasoning

A ranch seasoning recipe that tastes like the real deal. Only 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and 5 minutes max! Make your own authentic taste ranch seasoning powder. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.

Ranch seasoning is great with just about anything. On chicken, pork and vegetables. Mix it with sour cream for a delicious ranch dip for chips. Mix it with buttermilk for a delicious salad dressing.

spoon stirring ingredients for homemade ranch seasoning in a light green bowl

As with most things, Ranch seasoning powder is best homemade. You have complete control over the ingredients, and can make adjustment to suit your own diet and taste preferences.

What Is Ranch Flavoring?

Ranch is a type of creamy salad dressing originating in the USA in the 1950s. It has been the best selling salad dressing in the USA since 1992, and almost half of Americans consider it their favorite dressing. So, it is very much an American thing!

But, what makes Ranch this popular? Well, let’s dive into the ingredients that make up the iconic Ranch Flavoring…

What Is Ranch Seasoning Made Of?

The creamy part of a Ranch dressing is usually some mixture of buttermilk, sour cream and mayonnaise.

The dry ingredients, that make up that uniquely addictive Ranch flavor, is very simple:

  1. Parsley
  2. Chives
  3. Dill
  4. Onion
  5. Garlic
  6. Salt and Pepper

How Do You Make Ranch Seasoning From Scratch?

Many people wonder if you can use ranch dressing instead of ranch seasoning when a recipe call for it. The simple answer is yes, you can substitute ranch dressing for ranch seasoning, but it might yield a different result than the recipe intended.

ingredients for homemade ranch seasoning in a green bowl

But, have no fear, you don’t need to run to the store for a packet of ranch seasoning. The ingredients are simple, and you might have it all in your pantry already.

To made our authentic tasting Ranch Seasoning from scratch, you’ll need just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes max! So, read on to see what you can use in place of ranch seasoning:

The Ingredients:

  1. Buttermilk Powder (You can also use regular milk powder)
  2. Dried Onions Flakes (You can also use granulated onion)
  3. Garlic Powder
  4. Parsley (Dried)
  5. Dill (Dried)
  6. Chives (Dried)
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper

Step-By-Step Instructions:

step by step instruction for how to making ranch seasoning powder
  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. (Photo 1)
  2. Stir until everything is even mixed* (Photo 2)
  3. Store the seasoning in an airtight container.

*Whenever we make our own seasoning mixes at home, we prefer to grind everything together lightly using a mortal and pestle. (We have THIS one, and we love it). We find that it really infuses everything together as a single flavor.

Looking For More Homemade Seasoning Recipes?

For more healthy homemade seasoning recipes that are gluten-free, low-carb, keto and often paleo compliant – check out these recipes from our archives:

  1. Tandoori Seasoning Mix
  2. Taco Seasoning Mix

We also have some of our personal favorite healthy muffin recipes from other great bloggers rounded up here: Healthy Homemade Seasonings.

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a hand sprinkling some ranch seasoning over a green bowl

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Ranch Seasoning

A ranch seasoning recipe that tastes like the real deal. Only 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and 5 minutes max! Make your own authentic taste ranch seasoning powder. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.
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Course: Condiment, Other
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 7kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir until everything is properly and evenly mixed.
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Tips and Tricks:

  1. Store the seasoning in an airtight container.
  2. We like to lightly grind our homemade seasoning mixes in a mortar and pestle to fully infuse all the separate flavors together. 

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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