Skip over that store-bought Hidden Valley Ranch packet and make your own homemade version. I have been making my own copycat Hidden Valley Ranch recipe for a while now, and I love it. I know exactly what ingredients are in it, and it adds the right amount of ranch flavor to all of my favorite dishes! If you haven’t tried the Crack Chicken, it is a must make!
So 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 ranch and I had none. My food was simmering away, and I knew I didn’t have time to run to the store. So I hopped online, grabbed a recipe and to my amazement it all tasted amazing!
I then later went back in and revamped the recipe to fit my needs, and so it would taste similar to the Hidden Valley Ranch packets we love so much. 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.
How to Make Homemade Hidden Valley Ranch
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.
All you need is a few ingredients, most of which you will find on your spice rack. I thought I would have a hard time finding dried buttermilk, but nope I found it right at my local Walmart. Once I had all the ingredients I whipped it up, and got to cooking!
Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
Once you have made this Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning you will never get store bought again. You can mix with buttermilk for to have the great taste of the hidden valley ranch dressing recipe, with yogurt or sour cream to make the flavorful hidden valley ranch dip recipe and I bet you could even make up your own hidden valley ranch recipes.
7 Recipes That Use Hidden Valley Ranch Powder
If you want a dip check out this Greek yogurt ranch dip. Great for chips, or crisp veggies. Good for parties and potlucks.
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Serve up this copycat Bacon Ranch Suddenly Salad at your next dinner, and watch your family swoon over the freshness and flavor.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Dinners are the perfect weeknight meal to serve your guests! Easy, flavorful, and kid-approved.
Here is a loaded bacon ranch potato salad that is anything but boring. Bold rich flavors in every bite. This will be the talk of your dinner.
Gameday food to the rescue with these buffalo ranch Instant Pot wings. You get the heat from buffalo and coolness from the ranch!
If you need a few more recipes to try out this hidden valley ranch seasoning recipe on then make sure you check out Parmesan Ranch Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese, Instant Pot Crack Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots and Sous Vide Cracked Out Cheddar Burgers.
A few more great recipes
I decided I needed make my own ranch to make Crack Chicken, so I came up with this Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning.
- 1 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
- 1/3 cup dried parsley
- 1 tbs. dried dill weed
- 1 tbs. dried chives
- 1 tbs. garlic powder
- 1 tbs. onion powder
- 1 tbs. ground black pepper
- 1 tbs. salt
- Mix all ingredients well and store in a tightly closed mason jar.
3 tablespoons equal to 1 packet of store bought seasoning