Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix (Large Batch)

This homemade ranch dressing mix recipe makes a large batch. You can mix this up in bulk and you’ll always have ranch dressing mix on hand! Use this for ranch seasoning or for making dip and dressing.

If you love ranch dressing but don’t love all the additives and chemicals that may be lurking in store brands, try making your own!

homemade ranch dressing mix

Our family goes through so much ranch dressing that I like to keep this bulk ranch dressing mix on hand and ready to use.

All of the ingredients are ones we keep in our pantry (see our pantry staples here), and we buy them in bulk, so we have larger quantities of them available.

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Here’s how to make your own ranch dressing mix—it’s super easy.

  1. Mix up the spices (dried dill weed, dried parsley, dried onion flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, dried chives, salt, and pepper).
  2. Put the spice mix in a pint jar for storage.
  3. Add a label, and you’re done!

stirring ranch dressing mix

How to Use Bulk Ranch Dressing Mix

When you’re ready to use the mix to make a batch of ranch dressing or dip, just add mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk to the ranch dressing mix, and chill.

  1. Whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup milk (or buttermilk).
  2. Add 3 teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the ranch dressing mix and whisk until blended smoothly together.
  3. Store in a jar with a lid (or other lidded container) in the fridge for up to a week.

homemade ranch dressing

This recipe makes a fairly thick dressing, so it works really well as-written for a ranch dip. We like to mix up this dip and serve it with sliced vegetables.

Sliced cucumbers, carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, radishes—there are so many possibilities for using this dip!

If you want your ranch dressing to be a bit thinner, add a bit more milk until the consistency is the way you’d like it.

The thinner dressing works well over a lettuce salad. However, we often leave it thick and serve it on our salads just the way it is (we use a spoon so serve it when it’s thicker).

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Supplies Needed for This Recipe

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

homemade ranch dressing mix


  • Dried dill weed
  • Dried parsley
  • Onion flakes
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried chives
  • Salt (I like this mineral salt)
  • Black pepper

ranch dressing seasoning

I mixed this up in a bowl to showcase all the beautiful herbs and spices, but you can also just measure everything directly into a jar. (I usually use a bowl and spoon, just to make sure everything is fully mixed.)

Pour each spice into the jar, and shake! No spoon is even required when mixing up this easy recipe!

Note: if you want the seasonings to be more finely ground, you can also put the mixture in a food processor, pulsing until the spices are ground finer.

homemade ranch dressing mix bulk

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

This homemade ranch dressing mix recipe makes a large batch. You can mix this up in bulk and you'll always have ranch dressing mix on hand!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch dressing mix
Servings: 1 pint jar
Author: Joy at Artful Homemaking


  • 1/2 cup dried dill weed
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried chives
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper


  • Mix all herbs and spices together in a bowl (or add directly to the jar).
  • Transfer mix to a pint sized mason jar or other container with a lid, and add a label. Keeps for up to 1 year.

To Make Ranch Dip or Dressing

  • Whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup milk (or buttermilk).
  • Add 3 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice, and 1 tbsp. ranch dressing mix. For a thinner dressing, add more milk until dressing is the desired consistency.
  • Store in jar with lid in refrigerator for up to one week.


  1. I’ve tried other versions of this. I noticed there’s no mention of the powder version of buttermilk if I want to just use the packet version of ranch dressing not a dressing. Is it needed?

    1. I have only used this recipe to make ranch dressing and dip (just a thicker version of the dressing), so I’m not sure how it would perform as a replacement for a packet of ranch dressing. I think the packets usually do contain the buttermilk powder. You could add 2-3 tablespoons of buttermilk powder to about 3 tablespoons of this mix and see if that works. Let me know if you decide to try it!

  2. I’d love to try this. We use a lot of ranch dressing too! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  3. I’m going to try this. Ranch dressing is not really a think in the UK, but I always have these ingredients in the cupboard so will give it a go. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

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