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Dry Ranch Dressing Mix Recipes

Dry Ranch dressing mix isn't just for making dressing. I can be used as a seasoning in a lot of dishes. This page contains dry Ranch dressing mix recipes.


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August 28, 2008

Ranch Dressing Mix I

Everyone loves the powdered ranch dressing mix. Well, I have the recipe! I was lucky enough to have all the ingredients on hand. I actually like it a little better than the store bought.


  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. MSG. (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • pinch dried thyme

Mix dried ingredients together in small bowl.

To Prepare

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Ranch Dressing Mix


Whisk mayonnaise and buttermilk together. Add Ranch Dressing Mix. Mix together. Refrigerate. Mmmmmmm!

By cookiemom1 from Gilmer, TX

Ranch Dressing Mix II


  • 7 saltine crackers
  • 2/3 cup dry minced parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. dry dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons onion salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

Dry Mix Directions

In an electric blender, blend crackers on high speed until powdered.

Add parsley, minced onions, and dill weed. Blend again until powdered. Dump into bowl. Stir in onion salt, garlic salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.


  • 1 Tbsp. mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk

By Trudy from Springfield, IL

Ranch Dressing Mix III


  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 tsp. salt


Mix well. Store in 1 cup sealed container. Shake well. Mix 1 Tbsp. mix with 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream to make about 2 cups dressing.

By Catherine from Talbott, TN

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May 22, 2013

This is a dry mix that you store in an airtight container. It is much better than the ones you can buy at the store.

I saw this on facebook and changed it around a little from the recipe I saw.



  • 5 Tbsp dried, minced onions
  • 7 tsp parsley flakes
  • 3 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Mix all the this together and store it in an airtight container.
  2. For dressing, mix 2 Tbsp. of dry mix with 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream OR buttermilk.
  3. For dip, mix 2 Tbsp. dry mix with 2 cups of sour cream.
  4. Mix a few hours ahead of time to give the flavors time to blend nicely together.
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October 8, 2006

I need recipe for a ranch dressing powder, like the ones you buy in 1 ounce packages.

Darcey from Kalamazoo, MI


October 10, 20060 found this helpful

This is what I figured out when I got tired of spending over $1.00 for one package of ranch dressing mix. I think that I got pretty close, but the measurements are a guesstimation. You can change the amounts of herbs, or add some, like dill, fresh ground black pepper or pepper flakes, whatever, according to your tastes.


Just consider this to be a base recipe...

1/4/ teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teasooon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 tablespoon dehydrated parsley
dash paprika
a little bit of salt

Mix well. Stir into 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk, plain yogurt or sour cream, as you prefer.

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October 10, 20060 found this helpful

Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Combine all ingredients in the container of a food processor or
blender and process on high speed until well blended and powdery
To use mix: Combine 1 tablespoon dry mix with 1 cup milk and 1 cup


mayonnaise. Mix well.
Makes 2 cups salad dressing

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October 10, 20060 found this helpful

I posted this recipe previously on this site. This came out of a secret recipes cookbook. I don't buy the commercial mix anymore, I even like this one better! 1/2 t. dried parsley flakes, 1/4 t. ground black pepper, 1/4 t. msg (optional), 1/4 t. salt, 1/8 t. garlic powder, 1/8 t. onion powder, pinch dried thyme. Mix dried ingredients together. Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise & 1/2 cup buttermilk. Refrigerate. Tastes better the longer it sets.

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By chml (Guest Post)
October 10, 20060 found this helpful


I researched this a long time ago, I saw clones that called for powdered saltine crackers (in blender or food processor). This would thicken it up some and not need to be cooked as raw flour would.


As with other recipes I would make a version and tweek it to my own taste.

Good luck

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October 12, 20060 found this helpful

This is a good site for finding recipes for various mixes:
This is what I found searching for ranch:
http://www.cdki  ;q=ranch&t=1
There are a couple recipes in the list for 'mixes' that you can store and then add the wet ingredients when you need the dressing.

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