Butter is an amazing thing. While it is simply a whirl of heavy cream separating into butter solids and buttermilk, it is simply divine and the perfect base for a multitude of flavors.
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Ranch butter is easy homemade seasoned butter perfect for taking any dish using regular butter to the next level. Baked potatoes, pasta, seafood & poultry!
Flavored butter, or sometimes known as compound butter or seasoned butter, is an ingredient that can set the mundane apart from the spectacular as far as food goes.
While ranch is usually mixed with the buttermilk portion of cream to make dressing, we are going to flip the script and mix it will the butter solids.
This is one of my favorites and SO easy to make. Simply add a small amount of dry ranch mix to softened butter. It can be served immediately, but is best if it sits for an hour or so to let the flavors marry.
Ranch butter can be used in so many ways. Here are just a few:
- On garlic bread
- Sauteed or grilled veggies
- To finish a steak
- On grilled or roast chicken
- Corn on the cob
- Dinner Rolls
- Fish and seafood
- Pasta with parmesan cheese
- Baked potatoes
The flavors of Ranch are so verstile and dreamy, that it can be used on nearly anything. It can easily be made at home with ingredients you likely have in your pantry or you can use a store bought packet.
What do you need to make ranch seasoning?
- dry powdered buttermilk
- dried parsley flakes
- dried dill
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- dried onion flakes
- ground black pepper
- dried chives
- fine sea salt
How Do You Make Ranch Butter?
After that, simply allow unsalted butter to come to room temperature so it is easily mashable, then blend. It is best to use unsalted butter because salted (regular butter) already has salt and this might be too salty.
When a person who loves salt and carries her own emergency salt tin in her purse says something runs the risk of being too salty, then you best believe her.
After that you can refrigerate it again, pipe it out into fun and festive little shapes on wax paper or use it immediately. Ranch butter is also freezer friendly.
Check out these other ranch recipes:
And don’t miss our whole collection of seasoned butters!
We’d love to hear about how you liked this recipe, if you made any of your own unique twists and how you used it. Visit us in the comments and we’ll be sure to get back to you!
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
- 1 teaspoon dry ranch seasoning
- In a small bowl, mash together softened butter and ranch seasoning.
- Form into a log or a ball. Allow to chill for 30 minutes to 24 hours before serving to develop flavor.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was.
In the post you say to use UNsalted butter and in the recipe you say to use Salted butter. Also for the diy ranch seasoning you say to add milk and mayo but the recipe calls for dry seasoning. I think you stated that the salted butter may be too salty. I’m sure you meant to add dry seasoning to unsalted butter. Am I right?
You are, Dee. And thanks for pointing that out. I’ll clear it up.
Jessica, your post caught my eye because I, too, carry a small container of maldon salt in my purse. Along with a sandwich baggie of cocktail napkins! Been making this powder for years, today is first time I’ll make it in compound butter. Thanks.
Hahaha! My little Maldon container just wore out- the lid is all warped- and I had to order a new one! Enjoy the butter!
I’ve made herb butter before but love this easy change of pace butter flavor. It was quick to make and delicious in my mashed potatoes. Next I’m going to give it a try on steaks hot off the grill. It’s a good excuse to thaw out the steaks, right?
i actually love this spread on fish before baking it and it is fantastic especially on scallops I use this recipe all the time !