Homemade Onion Soup Mix is easy to make and can replace an Onion Soup Mix Packet purchased from the store. Make this recipe. Perfect for French onion dip, potatoes, chicken, and meatloaf! You need just 6 simple ingredients and you probably already have them! Perfect substitute for recipes!
Make Your Own Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
Making your own Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipe is simple to make with ingredients that you probably already have in your spice pantry. You will now be able to replace an Onion Soup Mix Packet in a recipe! In fact, this is a copycat recipe of Lipton’s version.
Perfect for French onion dip, potatoes, chicken, and meatloaf! I think everyone should have this staple in their home. You probably have most of the ingredients right in your spice cabinet.
Don’t you hate it when you find a recipe you want to try, but you’re missing one of the ingredients? Who wants to run to the store for just one ingredient. You won’t have to do that anymore.
Homemade ANYTHING is much healthy for you. No MSG found in this mix. Not to mention, tastes better, too. You will want to keep in mind that if you are watching your sodium intake, you will want to swap out regular Beef Bouillon for a lower sodium version. But beware that, typically, lower sodium can mean a more bland flavoring.
Growing up, I remember my mom almost always having a box of Lipton dry onion soup mix in the pantry. You could call it a childhood classic, or a home-style favorite. A lot like this Southwest Bacon Mac & Cheese.
Quick Tips To Making Your Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
Please note that the full list of ingredients and printable recipe below.
- I do like to make a double batch and keep in a quart canning jar with a lid with a good rubber seal.
- About 5 Tbsp or 1/4 cup of this mix is equal to one 1.25 oz pkg. The recipe below makes 2 packets.
- To make this dry mix vegetarian, substitute vegetable bouillon instead of beef.
- Dry onion soup mix can be stored in the pantry for up to 3 months for the best flavor.
Ways to use your Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
Making Homemade Onion Soup Dip:
You are going to want to mix 5 tbsp of your homemade dry onion soup mix with 1 cup sour cream & 1 cup mayonnaise. Refrigerate 1 hour prior to serving.
Making Homemade Onion Soup:
Place this mix into a medium saucepan. Stir in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
Makes Meatloaf More Flavorful:
Enhance the flavor of your favorite classic meatloaf Simply add 1 tablespoon to meatloaf mixture before baking.
Makes Potatoes Taste Better:
Chop potatoes into cubes. Place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of mixture. Toss to coat. Place on a well-oiled baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes or until potatoes are soft in the center.
I love that I can whip together this homemade onion soup mix recipe whenever I need it. No need to rush out to the store.
Let’s ditch the package and make this from scratch, okay?
Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipe
This dried blend of seasonings is what a variety of recipes called for to enhance flavor. This seasoning blend is very versatile and can add flavor to many dishes.
I spent some time researching Lipton’s onion soup mix. I was actually surprised and spoiler alert there are some pretty strange ingredients in their version. Such as caramel coloring, soy sauce, corn syrup just to name a few. You will not see any of that junk in this recipe.
Also, you will notice that some similar recipes use granulated beef or bouillon. I omitted that to eliminate the high sodium intake.
- 3/4 cup Dried Minced Onion
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Parsley
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Celery Seed
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Celery Powder
- 1/8 tsp Paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix until incorporated.
- Store in tight-fitting container.
Dry onion soup mix can be stored in the pantry for up to 3 months for the best flavor.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
If you have made your own dry onion soup mix, we would love to know how it turned out? Did you use it to make soup, dip or something different? Come back and give us a comment below.
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Eating out is easy, and it usually tastes delicious, but it’s expensive. Making this meal at home will save you money. Add this recipe to your weekly meal plan.