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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Used as both a mix for a dip and a dressing, this tangy ranch mix is both tasty and versatile. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/3 cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (about 3/4 cup).
  • 2. For salad dressing: In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk and 3 tablespoons mix. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: about 2 cups.
  • 3. For dip: In a small bowl, combine sour cream and 3 tablespoons mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers and fresh vegetables. Yield: 16 servings per batch.

Nutritional Facts

Ranch Salad Dressing: 2 tablespoons equals 62 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Ranch Dip: 2 tablespoons equals 42 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.