DIY: Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

DIY: Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

I grew up in the 80’s, which means that I grew up eating A LOT of stuff that included a packet of ranch seasoning mix. The most common one was the basic veggie dip, which was simply a packet of the seasoning mix stirred into a 16-ounce container of sour cream. This was (and a lot of times, still is) the de facto veggie dip to go along with a platter of cut-up veggies for a party or get-together. My personal favorite has always been the veggie pizza appetizer , which is crescent rolls from a can pressed into a sheet pan and baked, then topped with the sour cream/seasoning mixture and chopped vegetable and shredded cheddar. What can I say? I’m a sucker for nostalgic food. Earlier this year, one of my husband’s best friends came over for the afternoon with his wife and their two daughters. We weren’t doing lunch or dinner, but I wanted to have some stuff to munch on, especially stuff that a 3-year-old would like. I settled on a bowl of pretzels, some Rice Krispie treats, mac and cheese on the stove, and a platter of fresh vegetables with ranch dip. I used the ranch seasoning packet and sour cream, but a part of me felt guilty serving it to a 3-year-old after I looked at the back of the packet. It has MSG, as well as some other not-so-great sounding ingredients. Bleh. After that, I decided that I needed to find a homemade alternative to that seasoning packet so that I could continue to enjoy ranch-flavored things without the crappy ingredients. Mission accomplished.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried buttermilk powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill, divided
  • 2½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
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