Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is amazing. Let me be honest with you. I’ve never been a big fan of Ranch Dressing. I know that sounds sacrilegious, but it’s true. I’ve always preferred sweeter salad dressings. The only time I’ve ever used Ranch Dressing on salads is when there were NO OTHER OPTIONS. No kidding. No, Ranch Dressing has never been my preferred choice.

However, I wanted to make a Cornbread Salad recipe a few weeks ago for a party and Ranch Dressing was part of the recipe. So I decided to see if I could make a healthier version so I could eat the salad. Yes, by nature “cornbread” is not all that healthy. Mine was loaded with bacon, cheese and green chilies, but overall it was a clean recipe and bacon is available these days without sugar or nitrates. I found a from-scratch recipe for the dressing mix without all the preservatives, sugar and other ingredients the regular packaged or bottled Ranch dressings/mixes have. I chose to use Just Mayo instead of other brands of mayonnaise because it has healthier and less harmful ingredients than most. (Hint: I buy it at Wal-Mart!) I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised I was with this recipe.

No, that’s not true. I was MORE than pleasantly surprised. I was ecstatic. Me, eating Ranch dressing! Who would have thought it??? I love the idea that Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix makes up a lot and you only need to add a couple of tablespoons for each batch of dressing. That way you can make it up fresh as you go. I only made what was necessary for the Cornbread Salad and stored the rest in my pantry. Not only did the Cornbread salad go over wonderfully, I had several people come up to me and ask me about the dressing. They loved it and so did I. That’s an amazing feat in and of itself. 🙂

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to store-bought Ranch dressing mixes, Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is superb. If you’ve run out of Ranch dressing to serve for dinner and can’t run out to the store, you may have all the ingredients on hand to make this dressing from scratch. Especially if you keep the buttermilk baking mix in the refrigerator or freezer and then use when necessary. I loved this dressing and have to admit it’s made a believer out of me.  Something I never thought possible! 🙂

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is a quick and easy way to prepare your favorite salad dressing for dinner!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

You can store this mix in your pantry or freezer for later use. 

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

The white layer on this scrumptious Cornbread Salad is Ranch Dressing made from Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix. The bottom layer is a savory Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread.

 

Here’s what I did.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

I used these ingredients for the mix.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Place ingredients on a plate or in a bowl.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Stir well to combine.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

To make Ranch Dressing: Place mayonnaise and sour cream in a mixing bowl. Add Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Stir to combine.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Use on salads as desired.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix can be made in 5 minutes. Mix it with sour cream and mayo and Ranch Dressing can be made in 6 minutes. 

 

Here’s the recipe.

HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING MIX

(Recipe from Gimme Some Oven)

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This amazing dry mix is BETTER than regular Ranch Dressing mix! It's quick and easy to make and has no preservatives or sugar. Gluten free.
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Ingredients
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.
Instructions
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
  1. Combine ingredients and store in dry place until ready to use.
  2. Makes about 2/3 cup dry mix.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
  1. To make Ranch Dressing: combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup sour cream.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe Notes
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

 

[b]Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – Recipe source: [url href=”http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix/” target=”_blank”]Gimme Some Oven[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
This amazing dry mix is BETTER than regular Ranch Dressing mix! It’s quick and easy to make and has no preservatives or sugar. Gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried chives
  • 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients and store in dry place until ready to use.
  2. Makes about 2/3 cup dry mix.
Notes
When mixed with [url href=”https://www.hamptoncreek.com/just-mayo” target=”_blank”]mayo[/url] and sour cream, this recipe will provide enough for about six batches of dressing mix.
[b]Homemade Ranch Dressing [/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
This amazing Homemade Ranch Dressing is incredibly delicious and so much BETTER than regular store-bought Ranch Dressings! It can be made up in 5 minutes and is wonderful served over your favorite salad. Gluten free if your mayonnaise is gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup [url href=”https://www.hamptoncreek.com/just-mayo” target=”_blank”]Just Mayo[/url] mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. To make Ranch Dressing: combine 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup sour cream.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Notes
I used [url href=”https://www.hamptoncreek.com/just-mayo” target=”_blank”]Just Mayo[/url] for the mayonnaise.[br][br]This is a thick salad dressing. Excellent for dip.[br][br]When mixed with mayo and sour cream, this recipe will provide enough for about six batches of dressing mix.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is so easy to make. Plus, it’s a much healthier, gluten free version than anything out of a bottle or box.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | homemade #RanchDressingMix that's incredibly tasty. This one is healthy, #Glutenfree & with no preservatives. Great from-scratch recipe to serve on your favorite #salad.

I really liked the way this dressing mix turned out. It was especially delightful in the Cornbread Salad I made.

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3 Replies to "Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix"

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    Shari Kelley July 12, 2016 (4:50 pm)

    I like Ranch Dressing a lot so I know I would really like this, Teresa! I have been wanting to try making Ranch Dressing from scratch for a long time. One of the things I am concerned about, though, is that most of the recipes I’ve seen contain dill. I know I could leave it out, but I was wondering if the recipe tastes strongly of dill. I don’t know why, because I like pickles, but I don’t care for dill as a spice. Just wondering what your opinion on that was. I know sometimes with spices, when mixed with all of the other ingredients, the taste of each spice individually isn’t quite as overpowering. With mayo and sour cream as its base, it must be so creamy and way better than store bought!

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      Teresa July 12, 2016 (5:59 pm)

      Hi Shari. You can always make it leaving out the dill. Then add in as much as you feel you can tolerate. I think the dill helps the overall taste, but I never found it overpowering by any stretch. Appreciate your feedback.

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