The Infamous Dry Ranch Mix

Finally a permanent spot for this glorious homemade dry ranch mix. It’s easy y’all. And replaces those highly processed, full of preservatives dry ranch packets that you’ve spent way too much money on!

Don’t overthink it! This mix is so versatile and is such a good replacer for those ranch packets and will add great flavor to any recipe! Comment all your ideas for using the homemade dry mix and share with all your ranch loving friends!

6 months worth

15 minutes


Dry ranch mix:
1/4 cup black pepper
1 1/2 cup parsley
1/2 cup garlic salt
2 T salt
1/4 cup granulated garlic
3/4 cup granulated onion
2 T dill weed

To make actual ranch the traditional way:
1 cup Mayo
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
2 heaping T dry ranch mix
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp garlic

To make a healthier version:
2 heaping T dry ranch mix
1 cup Greek yogurt (or to taste)
Lemon juice to taste/consistency preference


  1. Mix all of the ingredients into your preferred container of choice.
  2. Add to any of the following uses to make your cooking that much better:
      • Replace any recipe that calls for a ranch packet with 2 heaping T dry mix
      • Season crock pot beef roast
      • Season grilled chicken
      • Use as dip or dressing


  • I use a quart-sized jar.
  • The dry mix doesn’t have an expiration date. They are all dry ingredients/seasonings that stay shelf stable for a long time. I usually make a double batch of the dry mix once yearly!
  • T = tablespoon
  • t = teaspoon
  • Yes, the recipe is correct. It calls for salt, garlic salt, and granulated garlic. Just trust me on this one.
  • I have never substituted granulated garlic for garlic powder. The granulated garlic will serve as a thickener when you make actual ranch with the mix. If you use garlic powder, it might not thicken nicely when the liquid ingredients are added. 
  • I chose not to add powdered buttermilk because dairy doesn’t always love me back ;)

1 Comment

  1. Stan

    Going to give it a try



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