Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

As promised, here is the homemade ranch dressing mix that you can use on so many things!  My mom has been making this for so long so I asked her if I could share it with you.  Of course you can use it to make ranch dressing, or you can use it for these ranch pretzels, oyster crackers. You can also use it to add some pizzaz to chicken or pasta or pizza (think ranch blt pizza/pasta). Mom says it’s super easy to pull together and it keeps in an airtight container for up to a year!!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
Source: Cheapskate Monthly
Makes 42 one tablespoon servings

15 saltine crackers
2 cups dry minced parsley flakes
1/2 cup dry minced onion
2 tbsp. dry dill weed
1/4 cup onion salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup garlic powder

Place crackers in a blender or food processor and blend until a powder consistency.  Add in parsley, minced onion, and dill.  Blend until powder consistency and fully incorporated.  Place into bowl and stir in onion salt, garlic salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Store in an airtight container for up to one year.  To make ranch dressing, use one tbsp. mix with 1 cup mayo & 1 cup buttermilk.

One tablespoon is equal to one packet you buy at the store (but you may use more to taste, if desired).

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  1. Yum! I buy a lot of the mix, maybe I just should make it? I add it to mayo and then make chicken salad…yum.
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  2. I am so excited to try this! I have been looking for a recipe for homemade ranch dressing for some time now. I mix it with olive oil for my pasta salads. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for posting, and thank you to your mom also 🙂

  3. If I wanted to leave out the crackers… what would be a good substitute? any ideas? Love your blog.
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  4. Wow the crackers are an interesting addition – I am intrigued! My recipe use dry buttermilk but the crackers sound cool!
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  5. so is THIS what ranch mix is made out of?! wow that’s so cool!! thanks so much for sharing this! now i’ll always have it in the house instead of having to run to the store whenever i need it 🙂
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  6. You are genius. I would have never in a million years thought of what’s in homemade ranch mix. I love this stuff.
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  7. I am so excited right now! I came across your blog on Pinterest and couldn’t be happier that I did! My daughter has a dairy allergy and cannot have ranch dressing! But now that I have this and can make my own buttermilk, I will be able to make her ranch dressing again! Thank you so much!

  8. carrie boudreaux says:

    I use it for everything and it’s way cheaper than buying packets of hidden valley ranch mix