Skip over that store-bought Hidden Valley Ranch packet and make homemade ranch seasoning.
This recipe makes the best homemade ranch. Just add some fresh buttermilk and its the perfect salad dressing. After, making a dressing, you can chill 30 minutes to thicken.
Most importantly, this all happened out of a mistake I made. I was in the kitchen cooking away, and I go to reach for a packet of the ranch.
On the menu was Crack Chicken Soup but to my surprise, I didn’t have any, ranch seasoning packets. My food was simmering away, and I knew I didn’t have time to run to the store to buy a ranch.
I hopped online after and grabbed a ranch seasoning recipe tweaked it to add what I thought it needed, and to my amazement, it all tasted amazing!
I found the homemade version takes not even five minutes to make, and you will have enough for a handful of times using it. Store in an air-tight container and you will be good to go.
All you need is a few ingredients, most of which you will find on your spice rack. Certainly, I thought I would have a hard time finding dried buttermilk, but nope I found it right at my local Walmart. But, once I had all the ingredients I whipped it up, and got to cooking!
Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe
As an alternative, mix with buttermilk. Therefore, you get the great taste of the hidden valley ranch dressing recipe.
Also, you can mix with yogurt or sour cream to make the flavorful hidden valley ranch dip. I bet you could even make up your own hidden valley ranch recipes.
Homemade Ranch Mix
Ranch seasoning is made of powdered buttermilk, dried dill weed, and dried chives, all of which you can get right at the grocery store, add the right amount of ranch flavor to all of my favorite dishes! It’s amazing to use in Crack Chicken recipes or even to make a homemade ranch dressing mix!
All you need is 3 tablespoons of this seasoning to equal 1 hidden valley ranch packet. Plus the recipe yields 12 ounces or about 5 ranch packets. A total money saver if you ask me, and I’m sure it is much healthier this way.
You can store this mix in your fridge for about a month, make sure it is in an airtight container. I like to use a mason jar, but mine never lasts that long, I use it in everything, potatoes, mac and cheese and so much more.
This homemade hidden valley ranch ranch seasoning would totally fall under the keto guidelines, with only 1 carb per half TBS it will become a go-to for seasoning your food, it’s also very low in calories only 8 per serving.
Before I go, you should really try out this Crack Chicken Recipe! When I want some cracked out chicken but don’t want soup, this one is my go to.