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Dry Buttermilk Ranch Mix

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"I never buy anything premade anymore. I have to know what I'm eating. Ranch dressing mix is one that I miss. I perused many recipes before coming up with my favorite."
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10 m servings 8
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Mix the buttermilk powder, dried onion, parsley, chives, salt, garlic powder, dried celery flakes, white pepper, paprika, and dill together, and store in a cool, dry place. For a finer texture, place ingredients in a blender and pulse several times.


  • Cook's Note
  • These ingredients are easy to play around with. If you like more salt, add more. I love garlic, but this amount might be too overpowering for some. I also like to add cayenne when I'm looking for a kick.
  • Editor's Note
  • To prepare the mix as salad dressing, whisk together in a mixing bowl with 2 cups of mayonnaise and 2 cups of milk until smooth.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 8 calories; 0.1 1.3 0.6 1 39 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

To make Ranch Dressing I used 1/4 c. nonfat plain yogurt, 1/4 c. light Mayo and 1/4 c. skim milk. Mix with 2 T of the dry mix. Store in the fridge.

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I was so excited to see this recipe. All the great reviews gave me such high hopes for this recipe. I am disappointed beyond words. I thought (as did my family) it was terrible. First off it...

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To make Ranch Dressing I used 1/4 c. nonfat plain yogurt, 1/4 c. light Mayo and 1/4 c. skim milk. Mix with 2 T of the dry mix. Store in the fridge.

This was GREAT! I made one slight change by using chopped green onion (because I usually don't have dry minced onion on hand) and followed Scotdog's directions on how to make it into a dip, only...

I’ve been dying to try this and it did not disappoint. Found everything at Wal-Mart: buttermilk powder in the baking isle; celery flakes with the spices. I used this in a couple of recipes th...

This recipe is the closest I've encountered to a substitute for store-bought Ranch. Thank you for those who rated properly and convinced me to try this. BTW: There is nothing more obnoxious tha...

This recipe is great. I love the idea of making my own ranch mix without the MSG. I especially like that I can tweak it to our own tastes. I like that I can tone the garlic/onion down if needed....

Dairy Free...Skipped the Buttermilk due to food allergy... Used less the 1/4 tsp celery salt in place of flakes (skipped salt in recipe) & added more garlic Used 1/4 plain yogurt/ 1/4 cup mayo ...

I tried 3 stores and couldn't find a source for buttermilk powder so I improvised by using low fat milk powder in the mix. When I made the dressing I used fat free Greek yogurt, low fat mayo an...

I'm so glad I finally found buttermilk powder! I probably quadrupled the dill, because I *knew* I'd want more and it's so good. I used some to make a buffalo chicken sandwich for lunch. YUM. I m...

I have been looking for a Ranch Dressing/Ranch Dip mix with out MSG and all the other yucky stuff that store bought has. This is it! Perfectly what I wanted. Great flavor. I have received lo...