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Homemade Copycat "Hidden Valley Ranch" dressing recipe - so easy and tastes just like the real thing!!!
DIY Copycat Homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Mix up your own ranch dressing mix from scratch, with no MSG. 

Course: Appetizer, condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat, dressing, ranch
Servings: 6 packets
Calories: 68 kcal
: Karrie
  • 1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 tbl dried parsley for blending 1 teaspoon reserved
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed for blending 1/2 teaspoon reserved (I used Litehouse freeze dried dill)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes or dried chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbl peices organic portabella dried mushrooms
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  1. Add all the dry ingredients except the reserved teaspoon of dried parsley and the 1/2 teaspoon of dried dill to your blender. Blend until a nice powder.
  2. Hand mix in the reserved parsley and dill - you want to see some herbs in your mix.
  3. Store dry mix in an air-tight container or jar in your pantry for 2-3 months or in the freezer for 6 months or longer.
Recipe Notes

To make Hidden Valley Ranch Dip:
Mix 2 tablespoons of dry mix with 1/2 - 1 cup of Sour Cream. Chill for 2 hours and serve as a dip. If for some reason your sour cream isn't very thick, and you want your dip to really set up thickly add in 1/2 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin.

To make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing for salads and such:
Mix together
3 Tablespoons Dry Ranch Dip mix
1 cup of mayonaise
2/3 cup buttermilk

Mix together and let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours (gotta let those flavors deepen). Just to let you know I tried this recipe with regular milk instead of the buttermilk first and it was NOT great tasting. But using the buttermilk it tasted just like the real deal. So keep that in mind...real buttermilk is the key to the dressing.

Other ideas to use your dry ranch mix

After spreading butter on a 1/2 of a loaf of french bread, sprinkle some dry ranch powder on and bake it for a delicious ranch-y style of garlic bread.
Sprinkle some of this mix over your roasting potatoes as a seasoning.

Use 2 tablespoons of dry mix in any recipe asking for dry ranch mix.

Nutrition Facts
DIY Copycat Homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 839mg 35%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.