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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Don’t think that because your family eats whole foods that you have to pass over those recipes that call for packaged mixes and canned sauces. You can easily adapt these recipes by stocking your pantry with homemade versions. Many of the onion soup recipes I came across called for beef¬†bullion, which is another store-bought item I try to avoid (we mostly make homemade stock in our house). But this one is simply dried onion, herbs, and spices. This mix can be used to season meat (think rubs, marinades, or added to the slow cooker), soups, and casseroles. You can even combine it with sour cream or yogurt to make that ubiquitous party dip. Here are a few OAMM recipes that call for onion soup mix, and stay tuned later today for a new one: Shepherd’s Pie gets a whole foods makeover!

Note: the tumeric can stain your hands, counter, etc. and it may give your finished dish a slightly different color than you’re used to, but it tastes great!
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Homemade Onion Soup Mix


Kim @ onceamonthmeals.com, adapted from Heavenly Homemakers


  • 0.66 cups dried minced onion
  • 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoons sucanat or sugar (optional)
  • 0.5 teaspoons black pepper


Place ingredients in a lidded container and shake together or in small mixing bowl and whisk together. Use 4 Tablespoons of mixture when a recipe calls for one package of onion soup mix (or use to taste in your own recipes).

Storage Directions:

Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.

Servings: approximately 1 cup (equal to 4 packages)


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

15 Responses to “Homemade Onion Soup Mix”

  1. Rebecca says:

    AWESOME!! I found a homemade ranch dressing mix a couple months ago, and now this. I can’t wait to try my spinach dip with this recipe. Now, no more MSG!!! Woohoo! Thank you SO MUCH.

    I save my old mayonnaise jars to put dry mixes in. Works great.

  2. marina says:

    wow, great recipe, and so easy! i have mostly all of these in my pantry and I will save this recipe to make soon!

  3. Nicole says:

    Funny I came across this today, because I wandered, today, if there was a way to recreate the lipton onion soup mix and I was just getting online to do some research! Thanks!

  4. Kathy says:

    How do you dry the minced onion?

  5. Carmen says:

    Thank you – onion soup mix was one of the last items I hadn’t found a replacement for yet.

  6. Karen says:

    Love this! My husband loves that sour cream onion dip for football games, and I’ve been trying to come up with a healthy version. Thank you so much for this! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. Toni E. says:

    Great! I have most of these dried, from the garden, and will make some. Thanks :)

  8. Angela Dull says:

    I’d be very interested in seeing the nutrition values on this one! I’m crazy about onion soup mix, but HATE the sodium content!!!

    • kim says:

      The great thing about making your own is that you can adjust the salt to your liking. If you leave out the sugar, then it is just herbs and spices.

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