Homemade Ranch

Homemade Ranch is sooo yummy! If you have never made homemade ranch, give this recipe a try. Once you have had the homemade ranch, you don’t want to go back to store bought ranch!

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I still buy the store bought kind to have on hand but I try to always have some homemade Ranch made. I have to have a big thank you to The Happy Money Saver! She shared her DIY Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch. Credit goes to The Happy Money Saver for the original. For the most part, I have stuck to the original recipe but I have changed it slightly so here goes.

Dry Mix


First you need to make the dry mix.


  • 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
  • 2 T parsley
  • 1 t dill weed
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t onion flakes
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 garlic powder
  • 1 t garlic salt
  • 1/4 t pepper

Mix all the ingredients and store in jar. I place mine in the fridge since it contains the dry buttermilk. I originally store it in my spice cabinet until a light bulb went off in my head. I was storing the dry buttermilk in the fridge (due to directions on packaging) but not the dry mix.  Oops! None of  us got sick but just to be on the safe side, we store it in the fridge now!

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3 T dry mix

1 C Real Mayo

2/3 – 1 C buttermilk



Using a whisk, mix the dry mix and buttermilk first. I found it seems to mix better without clumping this way. After you have it mixed thoroughly, add the mayo. Store in container in fridge.

We usually go ahead and use the ranch right away but it does taste better if you let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so before using.


Again a special thanks goes to The Happy Money Saver! I have tried many different recipes for the DIY ranch and this one tops them all! We rarely use a store bought ranch anymore. And if we do, it is simply because we are about to eat and I am out of the ingredients.