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Homemade Onion Soup Mix is super easy, perfectly seasoned and tastes better than store bought mix. Making your own mix puts the mind at ease, you know exactly what’s in it, it’s cheaper and tastes amazing. It’s so simple you can whip it up whenever you need it.

Making your own mixes is inexpensive and better for you and your family. Try Homemade Ranch Mix, Fajita Seasoning and Taco Seasonings instead of buying them next time. You won’t believe how easy and how much better it tastes!

Perfect balance of seasonings for homemade onion soup mix.

Dry Onion Soup Mix

Once you make this super easy mix you’ll wonder why you ever bought it in the first place. Perfectly balanced, nice big onion flakes and exquisite flavor. These will make every recipe you use it in taste that much better.

This mix can replace your Lipton style onion soup mix for everything you’d use it for. Mix this up for your favorite dip or add it to a recipe for intense flavor. Anyway you use it, you’ll be glad you made your own. You’ll know exactly what you’re putting in it, which is a healthy bonus.

Beefy Onion Soup Mix Ingredients

Simple ingredients for superb tastes!

  • Dried Onion: I prefer the chopped dried onion, more flavor and texture.
  • Beef Bouillon: If you only have cubes, crush them into granules.
  • Onion Powder: Gives that extra punch of onion.
  • Dried Parsley: Flavor and color
  • Paprika: Adds a nice mild flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.

Making Homemade Onion Soup Mix

So, easy there’s only one instruction! Mix all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. It is simple to make and comes together quickly. Use this on all the recipes that call for onion soup mix.

How to Use Onion Soup Mix

Use this exactly the same way you would any other onion soup mix, but with more flavor and zing as a result of making it yourself.

  • Recipe as it is: This makes the equivalent amount found in a packet, approximately 1/4 cup.
  • Make More: Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and store the rest in a sealed container or jar in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.
  • Dip: Mix 1/4 cup of the mix with 2 cups of sour cream for a sublime dip
  • Soup: Whisk with 4 cups of water, bring to boil and then let simmer for 10 min, stirring often.
  • Add it in: Onion Soup mix makes so much taste better, mix it in with rice when you cook it, season potatoes before roasting, add it to your marinades for beef, chicken or pork. And don’t forget adding it your favorite meatloaf recipe, it’ll be divine.

Tips for Easy Onion Soup Mix

  • Bulk:  If you can buy your spices in bulk for even cheaper mix. Stores with bulk sections often have a spice section. Also consider buying bulk spices at places such as Costco or Sam’s Club.
  • Variations:  There are a ton of different ways to make Onion Soup mix. Add or delete spices according to your need and taste. But obviously keep the onions.
  • Onions: Speaking of onions if you can find the chopped onion flakes to use, you can use dried minced onion instead.
Bowl of spices for homemade onion soup mix.

What to Use Onion Soup Mix in

So many ways to use this amazing seasoning!

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

4 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Homemade Onion Soup Mix is super easy, perfectly seasoned and tastes better than store bought mix. Making your own mix puts the mind at ease, you know exactly what's in it, it's cheaper and tastes amazing. It's so simple you can whip it up whenever you need it.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Tablespoon




Mix equals one envelope of store bought seasoning. To use as a dip, mix with 2 cups sour cream.


Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 407mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 4 stars
    I’ve been wanting to make my own Onion Soup Mix for quite some time, since I like to use it in some recipes. I ‘absolutely’ don’t want that high sodium content, but I can’t find any low sodium beef granules or boullion cubes anywhere, not even online. Seriously, I can’t imagine why “LIPTON” doesn’t ALSO make available a lower sodium version of this, especially since it’s widely used by so many folks, many of whom need to monitor their sodium intake for medical issues, or others-who just want to eat healthier, in order to (hopefully) help prevent future problems. It seems like a lost battle to me, since almost everything we buy lately is LOADED w/sodium. Furthermore, most folks don’t even seem to care. I know individuals who never read the Nutr. Info. on anything, and aren’t aware that our poultry (in most cases UNLESS it’s labeled “Natural”) is injected with salty brine, artificial flavoring, & preservatives. It’s difficult to cook healthy & delicious meals for our families nowadays. Please don’t get me wrong, since I’m not a health nut, except that I just want to feed my family in a ‘reasonably’ healthy & tasty manner. That being said, I wish you Alyssa, and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving! Be well.