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Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe

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Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning can be used in a lot of ways. Add this homemade ranch seasoning mix to a little Greek yogurt or a cup of sour cream for the most amazing veggie dip you’ll ever have.

With the perfect blend of herbs and spices, this dry ranch seasoning is the equivalent in flavor to the hidden valley original ranch seasoning recipe.

This recipe also makes the best homemade ranch. Just add some fresh buttermilk and its the perfect salad dressing. After, making a dressing, you can chill for 30 minutes to thicken.

hidden valley ranch seasoning recipe in a table spoon with some spilled out and a white patterned cloth on the side

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!

mason jar with homemade ranch seasoning recipe in it

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.

wood cutting board with herbs and spices for hidden valley ranch seasoning recipe

Firstly, 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!

tablespoon full of homemade ranch seasoning mix

Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Alternatively, mix with a cup of milk or buttermilk. Then pour over salad greens with a squeeze of lemon juice.

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.

top view of mason jar with homemade hidden valley ranch seasoning mix inside

What is ranch seasoning made of?

  • powdered buttermilk
  • dried dill weed
  • 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!

How many tablespoons are in a packet of ranch 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.

How long does ranch mix last?

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.

Is Hidden Valley Ranch keto?

This homemade hidden valley ranch seasoning recipe 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.

Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
Yield: 30

Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Making hidden valley ranch seasoning at home is way better then buying the hidden valley ranch packet. You know exactly what’s going into this dry ranch mix, not a bunch of things that are hard to pronounce.


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup dried parsley
  • 1 tbs. dried dill weed
  • 1 tbs. dried chives
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Gather all of your ingredients.hidden valley ranch seasoning
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl add the powdered buttermilk first. hidden valley ranch seasoning 3
  3. Add all remaining ingredients mixing each between adding the next. hidden valley ranch seasoning 11
  4. Mix all ingredients very well after adding the last seasoning. hidden valley ranch seasoning 12
  5. Transfer into a mason jar, you can store up to 1 month tightly sealed. hidden valley ranch packet 10


3 tablespoons equal to 1 packet of store-bought seasoning

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/2 TBS

Amount Per Serving Calories 8Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 103mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Have you made a copycat version of the Spicy Ranch Seasoning? I'm assuming I could just add a little cayenne, but was wondering if you've tried it yet. i'm not sure how much cayenne I should add.

Jamela Porter

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

I haven't, but it sounds great, I would just add a little to taste and add more as needed, if that makes sense.


Saturday 15th of February 2020

For keto people, this recipe can be misleading, delicious, and fine if you understand the real carb count. For whole recipe =94.5g carbs Per 1/2 Tablespoon is actually 1.5g carbs Per 3 Tablespoon serving is 9g carbs I know it's a small difference from the listed nutrition facts but when your counting carbs you can not round down. Labels allow it tho.


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