Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing & Fiesta Ranch Mix

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Fiesta ranch is a zesty dip mix with a hint of roasted chipotle peppers. Our family absolutely loves the the Hidden Valley version, but I truly hate shelling out $1.29+ for a single packet of dip. Here’s a tried and true recipe that tastes just like it- and you can make 12-14 packets for the price of just one.

Ingredients:

8 Saltine Crackers
1 c. Dry Parsley Flakes
1/4 c. Minced Onion (Dried)
1 T. Dill Weed (dried)
2 T. Onion Salt
2 T. Garlic Salt
2 T. Onion Powder
2 T. Garlic Powder

In a blender, grind the saltines, add the remaining ingredients and give it a couple whirls until incorporated but not pureed. Store in a Jar, makes about 1 1/2 c. of Seasoning or 12-14 packets of Seasoning Mix.

This makes a LOVELY Ranch Seasoning for Dip, Dressing, French Fries, etc

To make Ranch Dip use 1 1/2 c. Sour Cream and 2 Tablespoons of Ranch Seasoning.

To Make Ranch Dressing use 1 1/4. Sour Cream, 1/4 C. Milk and 2 T. Ranch Dressing Mix. Add more milk to reach desired dressing consistency, if needed.

For Fiesta Ranch: Use 2 T. Ranch Mix, add 3/4 tsp- 2 tsp McCormick Chipotle Pepper Seasoning, depending on the level of hotness your family prefers. (We used 1 tsp.)

Ranch Fries
& Fiesta Fries

The Price Breakdown: I actually used cheap spices from walmart which were .50 per bottle. I’ve found that when mixing up bulk spices like Taco seasoning or Ranch dip, the flavor is not compromised by using cheaper spices.

  • Parsley .75
  • Minced onion .25
  • Dill Weed .25
  • Onion Salt .08
  • Garlic Salt .08
  • Garlic Powder .08
  • Saltines .09

Total Cost for 12-14 Packages of Ranch Dip/Dressing Mix $1.58 (or .11 per package)
Onion Powder .08

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5 Comments

  1. Just a quick note – I notice all of these spices appear to have been purchased at a grocery store. I can purchase spices at my local health food store for pennies on the dollar in comparison to spices at the grocery store. I just keep taking my container back and having them refilled.

  2. I also get mine in bulk at Amish stores for pennies on the dollar. I also get Coconut oil (not organic) for $11.48 a gallon.

  3. How about eliminating a couple ingredients?
    4 T. Onion Powder
    4 T. Garlic Powder
    1 T. Salt?

    Then people have more control over the amount of salt in the recipe too.

    Thanks for recipe.

  4. The ingredients of the official package indicate that it should contain Salt, Tomato Powder, Dried Red Bell Pepper, dried onion, corn flour, paprika, powdered milk, sugar, cream, cheese , and buttermilk.

    I’m sure your recipe is a good one, but it seems to be a completely different recipe.

    • The ingredients of the official package indicate that it should contain Salt, Tomato Powder, Dried Red Bell Pepper, dried onion, corn flour, paprika, powdered milk, sugar, cream, cheese , and buttermilk.

      I’m sure your recipe is a good one, but it seems to be a completely different recipe.

      It might be a completely different ingredients, but the flavor is the same. (well, without the MSG, Maltodextrin, Modified food starch, Disodoum someorrather. )

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