Guys. My ranch loving heart is happy today. Finally, a Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix from scratch!
Can you believe 2019 is right around the corner? This year has been pretty amazing for us with the birth of our littlest turkey, but I’ll still be happy to see this year come to an end as we spent the week before Christmas in the hospital as she had to have surgery for a rare / super scary thing called intussusception. I’m incredibly thankful that everyone is home and healthy now and ready to start a new year on that same happy healthy foot!
Now, back to the New Year and more importantly the parties! It is even a party if there isn’t a vegetable platter? Because there has to be at least a few carrots or pieces of green out so that when you’re stuffing your face with cheese dips and fried deliciousness you can reassure yourself with the fact that you ate a few vegetables, right? But what are those veggies without a delicious dip? Nothing, that’s what. And if you’re like me and prefer to make your own platter by slicing up fresh veggies instead of buying a pre-made tray, then you’re probably also like me and you usually forget to buy that oh so critical dip. So that means your dip loving heart is happy today, too!
I’m pretty sure that you have the ingredient list for this Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, with the exception of one thing: Powered Buttermilk. I found it at my local Fred Meyer (Kroger) store, but of course there’s always Amazon, too. This is also great to have on hand when you need buttermilk but don’t want need a whole pint or quart. For this though, you can also make your own buttermilk in a pinch! You do need to store it in the fridge after opening and it can usually last there for about 2 months. Once you have your ingredients, then it’s just tossing them in a bowl together and giving them a good mix. Really, does it get any easier than that? Oh wait, it does! This recipe makes the equivalent of four packets! Which means you can whip up a delicious dip and still have plenty leftover for other uses. Like a particular roast I’ll be making this weekend… That is if you’re able to keep it for other recipes. Let me tell you, this as a dip is good.
So break out all of those dips and appetizers that call for a ranch dressing mix packet and impress your guests or your hosts by telling them you made a Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix from scratch! Although they’ll probably already know you’ve gone a little extra because of extra delicious flavor!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
- 5/8 cup powdered buttermilk 1/2 + 1/8
- 7 teaspoons dried parsley 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
- 2 teaspoons minced onion
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
For a Dip
- 3 tablespoons Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise make your own! https://www.servedfromscratch.com/mayonnaise-from-scratch/
- 1/8 cup 1% or 2% milk
- Mix everything together in a bowl and store in an airtight container in fridge for up to two months.
To Make Dip
- Mix 3 tablespoons of mix with sour cream, mayonnaise, and milk. Mix well and chill in fridge for at least 15 mins before serving.
- For a looser dip or to use as a dressing, at more milk.
- Store dip in fridge for up to 5 days.