Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This simple Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix can completely replace the ranch seasoning mix packets you buy at the store.

They are insanely expensive. Am I right?!  Not to mention the weird unknown ingredients so this version is a fantastic alternative!

I usually double the recipe and keep a jar of it in my pantry. 

All the ingredients for a homemade ranch seasoning mix.

I tend to use a lot of seasoning mixes in my crock pot recipes like The One and Only Crock Pot Chicken and Crock Pot Salsa Verde Shredded Beef .

There is nothing worse than a bland protein so this spice mix really adds some dimension and flavor!

I also like to mix a couple teaspoons into a little plain Greek yogurt and dip veggies in it for an afternoon snack.

Most of us are super busy and tend to not want to take the time to make a lot of our foods and condiments from scratch, but I believe this Homemade Ranch Seasoning is worth it.

An image of a bowl of ranch seasoning mix.

This seasoning mix only takes minutes to prepare and is also salt free. My father in law has recently started eating a very low sodium diet so this recipe is perfect for him. He can season his chicken breasts, vegetables, and fish with it!

Low Sodium Ranch Seasoning Ingredients:

  • dried parsley flakes
  • garlic powder
  • dill weed
  • onion powder or flakes
  • dried basil
  • ground black pepper

I love this article by Food Babe that highlights the harmful ingredients hiding in our spice cabinets and four ways to buy them safely.

We are so fortunate to have a great health food coop where we can buy spices from bulk bins and they always seem so fresh!

Wal-Mart and local grocery stores have all the ingredients you need for this spice mix if you don’t have access to bulk spices. 

Try this Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix this week in one of your own recipes or try out some of ours!

Garlic powder, parsley flakes, basil, dill weed, onion flakes, and black pepper on a black background.

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This simple Ranch Seasoning Mix recipe can completely replace the ranch seasoning mix packets you buy at the store. This recipe can be used on chicken, potatoes, pork chops or mixed into plain Greek yogurt as a vegetable dip. There is no salt in this recipe which makes it a low sodium recipe for those on a low sodium diet. No salt diets can still taste good with other seasonings like this one.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Seasoning Mixes
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: low sodium, mix, ranch, salt free, seasoning, sodium free
Servings: 4
Calories: 5kcal
Cost: $1.00


  • jar with lid


  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes or powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • Pour all ingredients in a jar and tightly seal. Shake that little jar until the mix is well combined and Viola!, your homemade ranch seasoning is finished!


2 Tbsp homemade mix= 1 store bought ranch seasoning packet
Original Recipe can be found at Budget Savvy Diva: http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/05/1-minute-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-recipe/


  1. How would it be to mix into 1lb. Of ground chicken and make chicken pattys? Or would it be better mixed into mayo with a little bit of milk for a sauce for the chicken sandwich itself?

    • Theresa, I think either of your recipe ideas sound delicious. I am not sure which would be better, but is there ever too much ranch? πŸ˜‰ Happy eating and thanks for trying out this yummy seasoning blend.

  2. How about taco seasoning?I had one but it was just missing that right flavor

  3. Myrna Barnette

    I love that it has no added sodium. My brother had to give up ranch dressing due to a low sodium diet. Do you have any more no sodium recipes?

    • Hi Myrna, thanks for stopping by! I am glad you found this recipe useful. Most of my recipes would be considered low sodium because they are homemade and you can control the amount of salt you add. Most whole foods, clean eating, Paleo recipes are low sodium. Convenience food and packaged food is typically high sodium because of the preservatives to extend the shelf-life.I hope this was helpful!

  4. To make the actual dressing, how what else do you add to the seasoning?

  5. Elsie Cummings

    My mom loves ranching up her sour cream. this is a great idea and money saver. Im going to go home and try this tonight.

  6. I like this idea – Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  7. I have all of these ingredients in my pantry – pinning to try!

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