Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (2024)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 inCrack Chickenrecipes or even to make a homemade ranch dressing mix!

How much seasoning is in a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch?

All you need is3 tablespoons of this seasoning to equal 1 of the hidden valley ranch seasoning mix packets. 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.

What amazing recipes can I use salad dressing mix In?

A dressing mix can give so many things instant flavor with its creamy blend of herbs and buttermilk. Here are some of the things I like to use it in.

  • burgers
  • add it to mayonnaise for sandwiches
  • pasta
  • sauteed veggies
  • sprinkled on popcorn
  • zesty homemade dip

The ingredients are always on my grocery list because it is my weeknight secret weapon. I usually make large batches of the dry mix because we use it as an everyday condiment, just like salt and black pepper.

We sprinkle it on everything! I even use it as a salad topping and to season some of my side dishes like my Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Ranch Parmesan and Mozzarella.

There are so many fun recipes you can make with ranch seasoning as part of your recipe tools. You can even jazz up some of your everyday creations with a sprinkle or 2!

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 it is 1 of my favorite recipes! When I want some cracked-out chicken but don’t want soup, this one is my go-to.

Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (6)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup powdered buttermilk
  • ⅓ 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

Instructions

  1. Gather all of your ingredients.Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (7)
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl add the powdered buttermilk first. Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (8)
  3. Add all remaining ingredients mixing each between adding the next. Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (9)
  4. Mix all ingredients very well after adding the last seasoning. Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (10)
  5. Transfer into a mason jar, you can store up to 1 month tightly sealed. Homemade Stupid-Simple Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Recipe ⋆ by Pink (11)

Notes

3 tablespoons equal to 1 packet of store-bought seasoning

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Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

½ TBS

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

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