Homemade Cool Ranch Tacos
Make your own Cool Ranch Tacos with spices from your cabinet! Preservative and MSG free!
Cool Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup Powdered Buttermilk*
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Parmesan Cheese or Nutritional Yeast**
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Ranch Seasoning Mix (see below)
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • .5 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt to taste, if needed
  • Dash or two of Cayenne Pepper
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • .5 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Dried Dill
  • 1 teaspoon of Dried Basil
  • .5 teaspoon of Dried Parsley
  • .5 teaspoon Salt (add more to taste if desired)
Taco Ingredients
  • 1 pound of cooked and seasoned Ground Beef, Chicken or Turkey
  • 8-12 Crispy Corn Taco Shells
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Cooking Oil Spray
  1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the packaging of your taco shells.
  2. Mix the Ranch Seasoning Mix ingredients, reserving 1.5 tablespoons of the mix for the Cool Ranch Recipe. (the remainder can be stored in an air-tight container)
  3. In small bowl, blend all of the Cool Ranch Seasoning ingredients. If desired, you can blend or puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor to make everything very fine. (Set aside or store the seasoning in an air-tight container or shaker.)
  4. Lightly spray the exterior of each taco shell with your cooking spray or olive oil mist, and the sprinkle the Cool Ranch Seasoning on each side. To keep a mess off your counters, do this over a large bowl (to catch the excess seasoning).
  5. Line the prepared shells on a heavy-duty cookie sheet, standing them "upside down", with the bottom of each shell facing up.
  6. Carefully place the pan into your preheated oven and cook for 3-6 minutes -- watch them carefully and do not let the seasoning burn.
  7. Remove from the oven and fill the shells in the following order:
  8. Cooked/Seasoned Meat, Sour Cream, Shredded Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.
*Powdered Buttermilk can be found in your baking aisle at the grocery store; it is simply (as the name implies) dried buttermilk that can be used in dips or baking or seasoning blends that call for normal buttermilk.
**Nutritional Yeast is a non-dairy (and gluten-free) alternative to powdered cheese. It's a natural substance that can be found at whole food stores or the "healthy/gluten-free/specialty food" aisles in grocery stores.
The Homemade Ranch Dressing Dry Mix can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container.

This recipe will make enough Cool Ranch Seasoning mix for future use; it can be stored in an air-tight container (I used an old spice bottle).
Recipe by Following In My Shoes at https://followinginmyshoes.com/my-recipes/homemade-cool-ranch-tacos/