Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Today is National Ranch Dressing Day. Apparently that’s a thing! I wonder who gets to determine days like that. Is there a National Wine Day? Oh wait, that’s everyday! At least in my world. Well, maybe every OTHER day…cough. 🙂

In honor of National Ranch Dressing Day, I decided to post my go-to ranch dressing mix recipe. It’s really good and you just might not ever go back to the store-bought stuff. I hardly ever buy it at the store anymore. In fact, probably in the last two years, I’ve only bought it once and that was for when I catered the dinner theater (that I still need to post about!) and had to feed 40 people. Yes, it’s that good. And you can use it to flavor other dishes too. I’ve sprinkled it on chicken and also mixed it into ground beef for hamburgers before. YUM!The cool part is that the mix itself only has 4 ingredients and takes all of a minute or two to mix together. First off, you’re going to need your spices:

Instant Pot photo bombing ranch dressing ingredients
Instant Pot photo bomb!

Next you just mix it all up in your pretty Pioneer Woman bowl. 🙂

ranch dressing ingredients measuring dish
Ranch dressing ingredients in my new Pioneer Woman™ measuring dish

Here’s a picture of the bowl from the side. So pretty!

measuring dish with ranch dressing ingredients inside … you'll have to trust me on this one
That Instant Pot just wants to be the center of attention. All in due time, Instant Pot. Did I mention that the measuring dish is Pioneer Woman™?

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix:
5 tablespoons dried minced onion
7 teaspoons parsley
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder

To Use:
1. If you want to make dressing, mix together 1 cup of mayo and 1 cup of yogurt or buttermilk.

2. For ranch dip, use 1 cup sour cream instead of the buttermilk. This combination will still work as a dressing but will just be on the thick side. You could probably thin it with milk.

3. I have also used all yogurt before.

4. For a spicy kick, you could mix in some Tony Chachere’s. If you do that I would put in half salt/half Tony’s.

Now, go have yourself a salad!

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