Hi friends! I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start this morning! I wanted to share with you how I make and store homemade ranch seasoning. I used to buy a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix at least once a month. Then I didn’t use it for anything but dips and dressing. Now that I make my own and have it on hand all the time, I use it for all kinds of things!
It only takes a few minutes and a few herbs and spices you probably already have in your pantry to make. I like to make up a couple of batches and store them in these Ball mason jars. I just add all the ingredients in and give it a good shake. They’re the pint size so I can hold a good amount of ranch! I first found this recipe on Pinterest years ago and have slowly tweaked it over the years to have less salt and more oomph.
I use this ranch seasoning on and in a lot of different meals. I use it with pesto in Pesto Ranch Chicken and Rice, tossed in a gallon zipper bag with olive oil and chunks of potatoes for the best ever oven roasted potatoes, and in a casserole with chicken, potatoes, bacon and green onions. Yummy every time. You can also use this to make the standard dressing or dip (with mayo, sour cream and milk). About three tablespoons is equivalent to a packet (you may want to start with less and adjust to taste). I also like to sprinkle it on meats and veggies while they’re cooking to give them a little zest.
Easy Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 Tablespoons dried chives
- 2 Tablespoons onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 Tablespoon salt
Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container.
3 Tablespoons is approx. equal to a packet of store-bought
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