Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This mix can be stored for up to 12 months and added to additional ingredients to make homemade Ranch dip or dressing. It beats bottles and jars anyday!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.
  2. Follow directions below to make dip or dressing.
  3. For Dip: In a bowl, combine 1 tbl of dry mix with 1 cup of dairy sour cream.
  4. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
  5. Makes 1 cup of dip for chips or veggies.
  6. For Dressing: Mix 1 cup of mayo with 1 cup of buttermilk and add 1 tbl of dry mix.
  7. Shake or whisk to combine well and refrigerate.
  8. Makes 2 cups of salad dressing.
Most Helpful

This is a fantastic recipe for ranch dressing. It's a snap to mix and gives a body several batches for future use. Great idea, Karen. Thanks bunches for posting. I sure don't need to buy commercial packets anymore. Laudee C.

Laudee September 25, 2002

I made the mistake of thinking I had a packet in the pantry when I didn't. I had all these things on hand, so this was definitely easy and a money-saver. I didn't use this in a dip/dressing yet, but used in another recipe that called for the ranch packet. I will update later with the results. UPDATE: I've made dip with this several times and I am so excited that I found it! It is so much more economical than buying packets and is so easy since these are pantry staples for us. Will continue to use over & over!

Southern Bug August 06, 2009

Taste-tested and teen approved! Needed an extra dip for our Christmas munchie table and I remembered I had this saved. Whipped it up in no time. Teenage DD was the first to try and dubbed the dip "amazing". There you have it. P.S. I added the dill as suggested by other reviewers and only used 2 tsp of the paprika. Thanks for posting!

jonesies December 25, 2008