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Make your own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix for dressings and dips. No MSG. foodiewithfamily.com
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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

The beauty of Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix is that it's always ready... waiting for you. All you need is a jar, a cup of milk, a cup of mayonnaise, a little whisking, and VOILA!... you have a jar full of the good stuff. A whole two cups of Ranch dressing mix that's indistinguishable from it's commercially purchased counterpart.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 280kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood


For the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix:

  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes divided
  • 2 ½ teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 ½ teaspoons granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked or ground black pepper

For Dressing Made from the Mix:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix


To Make the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix:

  • Put the buttermilk, 1 ½ tablespoons of the parsley flakes, granulated garlic and onion, onion flakes, dill weed, chives, salt, and pepper in the carafe of a blender. Pulse about 8 to 10 times, or until the onion flakes, parsley, and chives are broken down very small and almost powdered like commercially available ranch dressing mix. Stir in the remaining parsley flakes and transfer to a jar with a tight fitting lid. Store the mix in a tightly lidded container at cool room temperature in a dark place for up to 6 months. You may need to break up clumps from time to time. Shake the closed container to do so, or use a fork to break apart especially tenacious clumps.

To Make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:

  • Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until smooth and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving. Use this dressing within 1 week of being made.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 0.8mg