Homemade Onion Soup Mix can be used anywhere you might use one of those packets: in a crock-pot, a stew, a dip (just stir the soup mix into some sour cream), or even soup. It’s easy to mix together, it’s vegetarian, and it’s delicious!
There’s also no weird ingredients that you can’t pronounce or don’t have any clue what they are!
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Onion Soup Mix packets!
When I was a kid, I used to come home from school and make those onion soup packets into soup and eat that as my after-school snack.
Of course, I can’t eat those packets anymore because they have beef (plus lots of weird ingredients) in them.
I love that this version is vegetarian and gluten-free.
How much in one packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix?
There are about 3 tablespoons of soup mix in a Lipton onion soup packet.
If you’re following a recipe, you may want to use that amount of this soup mix as well.
Of course, a little more or a little less soup mix won’t ruin your recipe.
One word of caution. The amount of salt in the store-bought soup mix may be different than the homemade. Always taste your recipe after adding this mix and before adding any additional salt. You can always add salt, but it’s really hard to take out.
Freaky Friday Blog Hop
I’m very excited to be participating in this first edition of Freaky Friday with a wonderful recipe for Homemade Onion Soup Mix from Honey & Birch!
What’s Freaky Friday, you ask?
Michaela at An Affair from the Heart came up with the idea for this old-fashioned blog hop.
In a nutshell Freaky Friday is … I’ve made and shared a recipe from Jenny at Honey & Birch, and she’s made a recipe from someone (a secret that I don’t know who it is yet), and she’s made a recipe from someone, and if you clicked through all the way around all 14 bloggers, you would get back to my blog.
Thus, a blog hop!
So, if you would be so kind as to hop around and take a look at everyone participating, I promise it’ll be fun, and you’ll get lots of new recipe ideas!
Jenny at Honey & Birch
I recently met Jenny through Facebook, and have been very impressed with her recipes and yummy photos.
She shares many of the same ideas about food as I do. Though she isn’t vegetarian, her recipes feature lots of whole foods, and very few processed foods or junk foods.
She says in her About Section, “While we aren’t health nuts, I realized we were heading down the wrong path and I decided that I need to make a change.”
Yep, I was there at one time too, eating out too often and wanting to eat better.
I looked through her fabulous collection of recipes and was really excited about her Homemade Onion Soup Mix.
See, I’ve been thinking about one of my Childhood Favorites Remade for a while now, and Lipton Onion Soup Packets were one of the ingredients in the original main dish recipe.
Well, now if Jenny has a homemade version of Onion Soup Mix, that fit perfectly into my plans!
Childhood Favorites Remade!
The last recipe I posted was for Dried Apricot Jam, which is a homemade version of one of the ingredients in the final Childhood Favorites Remade main dish.
Now, this Onion Soup Mix is the next ingredient in the final main dish.
I have one more ingredient recipe to share, and then the main dish! That ingredient is Italian dressing.
I’m very excited about this one! And, if you want to jump ahead to the end, here’s the final dish: Italian Apricot Stew or Italian Apricot Chicken.
So, with that, here’s some Homemade Onion Soup Mix, and please be sure to click through to visit Honey & Birch.
Oh, and keep an eye out for my next two recipes (so you can get the Childhood Favorites Remade main dish!)
Here are all of the recipes in the Freaky Friday Blog Hop
Lemon Crumb Loaf from Who Needs A Cape?
Oatmeal Fudge Bars from PicNic
Cheddar Jalapeno Beer Bread from Aunt Bee’s Recipes
Bacon & Egg Fried Rice from Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies
General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken from The Foodie Affair
Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn from A Dish of Daily Life
Homemade Drumsticks from Simply Sated
Grilled Chicken Fajitas from Honey & Birch
Cranberry Ginger Cream Scones from Stephanie Cooks
Chocolate Waffle Cookie Dessert from An Affair from the Heart
Spicy Meatball Orzo Soup from Full Belly Sisters
Recipes I’ve used this mix in
This mix makes a fantastic dip as well. Check out the details in my Onion Soup Mix Dip recipe.
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Homemade Onion Soup Mix
- ½ cup dry onion flakes
- 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid, and mix well. Store in an airtight container up to 2 months.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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You know that I’m all over this recipe! It’s exactly what I love…no preservatives! Great choice of a recipe. Thanks for finding it!
Thank you for doing such an awesome job with my recipe – it is almost surreal seeing it here. I watched all weekend, seeing the comments here and on your Pinterest pin and I am so glad that everyone loves what you did. I’m so happy you were given my blog as your secret match because you outdid yourself. 🙂
Love this! I would so much rather make than buy, as you know and this looks so delicious! Of course I love onions too…I could find about a zillion ways to use this mix!
Oh, I love this and have wanted/needed a good substitute for the original. Terrific job Deb – so, so glad you picked this recipe to share.
So great. What’s the recipe to make the soup though? Just add the 5T soup mix to 2cups of water?
Christine, it’s funny, I haven’t used that soup mix for actual soup in years. I’d probably start with 1 cup of water or milk to 5 teaspoons soup mix. If that’s too strong then thin it with the additional cup of liquid.
How many meals can you get out of this one jar? I’m using this recipe in a freezer meal that I’m making this weekend that calls for onion soup mix. I’m making 5 freezer meals, so I need to figure out how much I need to make.
Bonnie, I have only used the mix as an ingredient in things like my Italian Apricot Stew https://lifecurrentsblog.com/italian-apricot-stew/ , burgers, or my Ravioli Lasagna https://lifecurrentsblog.com/ravioli-lasagna/. And, when I make it into a dip I simply sprinkle it into the sour cream without measuring.
If you’re talking about making this into soup for your freezer meals, I think the measurement would be anywhere from 2 ½ teaspoons to 5 teaspoons of mix for every cup of water, depending on how strong you like your soup. The mix makes about 32 teaspoons worth, so that would be anywhere from about 6 servings to about 12 servings.
32 teaspoons would be about 11 tablespoons worth of mix, and if you were going off of the 5 tablespoons to replace a packet of store-bought mix in something like meatloaf, then it would give about 2 servings worth.
I hope that helps.
Thanks so much for your reply Debi. I tripled the batch so I would have enough for what I needed it for. It worked out perfectly.
I was surprised at the 2 month shelf life. Why so short?
Tara, I used mine way before 2 months was up. But good to keep things fresher. It would probably last longer, but that way you’re safe.
Most onion soup mixes have MSG if you real all the ingredients. This is nice to have a homemade one. Thanks!
Wonderful to have a msg free option available. Thank you!
I love homemade mixes like this. I’ll be using this one over and over again!