Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This Homemade Ranch Seasoning mix combines all of the zesty herbs and spices in ranch seasoning packets without any of the buttermilk. This dairy-free variation of ranch seasoning is great to have on hand to make dressings, dips and so much more.

ranch seasoning in glass container

Have you ever stumbled upon a recipe that looks amazing only to find it calls for a packet of ranch seasoning that you don’t have? Same. So many yummy recipes call for a packet of ranch -and I completely understand. Ranch flavor is delicious.

However, the packets usually contain unfavorable ingredients like sugar and MSG.

Package of Hidden Valley ranch dip package and ingredients list- including MSG

This dairy-free version of homemade ranch dressing mix will show you how to make it from scratch without any of the weird ingredients.

Homemade keto, Whole30 AND vegan ranch seasoning on hand whenever you need it! Made with common pantry spices (with or without dill), this ranch seasoning comes together quick and is the perfect blend of tang, zest and garlic-y goodness.

💓 Why You Should Make Ranch Seasoning From Scratch

SO much healthier. Ranch packets have questionable ingredients. Homemade ranch seasoning is made with simple whole ingredients.

Control the quality of herbs and spices used. You can really amp up the flavor by using bold flavored herbs and spices.

Dairy-Free. I created this seasoning mix without buttermilk, yet you’d never know the difference.

Variety of uses. You can use ranch seasoning to season all the things!

📝 Ingredients You’ll Need

ranch seasoning spices

📖 How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning Without Buttermilk

1️⃣ Add all dried herbs and spices to a bowl.

2️⃣ Fold together until everything is combined.

3️⃣ Place blend in an airtight jar or container with a lid.

4️⃣ Shake before using to season your food.

🫙Ranch Dressing Recipe Without Buttermilk

  1. Whisk together 1 cup of mayonnaise and 3/4 cup of milk (whole milk is preferred for creaminess, but any kind will work) in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Then, stir in 1 tablespoon of your dried ranch spice mix, ensuring it’s fully incorporated. If the dressing is too thick for your preference, add milk by the tablespoon until your desired consistency is reached.
  3. Taste the dressing and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. For best flavor, let the dressing chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving, allowing the spices to fully blend with the wet ingredients.

🥄How much is equivalent to one seasoning packet?

About 3 tablespoons of homemade seasoning is equivalent to one packet of ranch seasoning.

🌿Ranch Seasoning Without Dill

Dill seems to be one of those herbs people either love or hate. I completely understand. I can only enjoy it in small doses. While the dill in this recipe is minimal and something I can tolerate, it can be completely omitted from the recipe. 

ranch seasoning in glass jar

🤔 How Can I Use Ranch Seasoning?

Ranch dressing mix can be used to season meats and seafood and in sauces, dips and dressings. Check out these fun ways to use ranch seasoning:


Store homemade ranch seasoning in an airtight container in a dry, cool place for up to a year.


How long does homemade ranch seasoning last?

Without buttermilk powder, it will last in an airtight container or jar for about 1 year.

Can I add buttermilk?

A ranch seasoning packet usually contains buttermilk powder. You could add 2-3 tbsp of buttermilk powder to the mixture if you’d like.
Recommendation: Buttermilk Powder

Is ranch dip the same as ranch dressing?

Not quite. Ranch dip usually has sour cream, so it is much thicker than ranch dressing.

What can I use in place of ranch seasoning?

In a small bowl, make a simple dry ranch seasoning blend with parsley, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme.

How big is a ranch packet?

A standard ranch seasoning packet, often used for making ranch dressing or dip, typically contains around 1 ounce (28 grams) of the seasoning mix. These packets are pre-measured to perfectly season a specified amount of dressing or dip, usually indicating the necessary additional ingredients and quantities on the packet’s label.

More Dairy-Free Dips, Sauces and Dressings

Easy Buffalo Dip
Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
Maple Balsamic Dressing
Whole30 Condiment Round Up

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This healthy homemade ranch seasoning mix has all the flavor of a ranch seasoning packet even though it’s dairy free and without buttermilk. This recipe will show you how to make your own ranch seasoning that is keto, Whole30, vegan just by mixing together some spices in your pantry. Can be made with or without dill to customize your favorite flavors to use in dips, dressings or to season anything!
4.30 from 51 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 8kcal


  • ¼ cup Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Dill
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Minced Onion
  • 1 tbsp Dried Chives
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper


  • Add all dried herbs and spices to a bowl.
  • Fold together until everything is combined.
  • Place them in an airtight jar or container with a lid.
  • Shake before using to season your food.


Ranch Seasoning Without Dill:

Dill seems to be one of those who love it or hate it type herbs. I completely understand as I can only enjoy it in small doses. While the dill in this recipe is minimal and something I can tolerate, it can be completely omitted from the recipe. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 4mg

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    1. 3 to 4 tablespoons of the seasoning mix per 1/2 cup of sour cream (or Greek yogurt) is a good place to start! Give it a taste and add more of the ranch seasoning as needed. -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for making this simple and easy to make and use. I appreciate that you did not add milk of any kind to the mix. I have this on my shelf of seasonings and use it on everything.

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