All you need is to make Homemade Onion Soup Mix Dip is some homemade onion soup mix (which is just a bunch of spices that you probably already have in your kitchen) and sour cream to make this utterly addictive Onion Dip that’s way better than pre-made store-bought dip.
Make up a big batch of Homemade Onion Soup Mix. Keep it in your cupboard and then you’re always ready to make up some dip from scratch. And, then, this dip becomes an easy to make 2 ingredient onion dip recipe.
The dry onion soup mix is perfect to throw together in 3 minutes or less and have on hand to use whenever you want.
Recipes like my lasagna dip and red pepper garlic dip are great for when you want a delicious appetizer spread. I love the dips and party foods, and this Onion soup mix dip is one of my appetizer recipes you’ll want in your recipe box!
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This post has been updated in February 2022 with information and great ideas to help make a better user experience. I hope you give this homemade french onion soup mix dip a try; you’ll LOVE it!
This Onion Soup Mix Dip from Scratch is the bomb. Just like I remember that onion dip powder from way back when I was a kid. That stuff was super yummy.
But, those Lipton packets of soup mix used to have beef in them, so this vegetarian gave up eating them.
I don’t know if it still has beef in it or not, but it definitely has some preservatives, and as I learned recently it isn’t available everywhere, so it’s great to be able to mix up your own Homemade Onion Soup Mix.
Game day grub
This dip is perfect for game day grub. It’s classic and old school, yet with a fresher taste.
I figured that it had been years since I had a classic onion dip with those greasy ruffle potato chips, so why not.
And, you know what? This was delicious! Perfect for my party spread. Super easy too!
Want to serve an amazing game day spread? Make up some Classic Nacho Cheese and some Air Fryer Crispy Tortellini. And don’t forget the chips!
If you’re looking for a fancy Caramelized Onion Dip, I have that too!
I like to make a double batch of the onion soup mix to keep additional in the cupboard for another use.
If you make the onion soup mix up before hand, you’ll want to use 1/2 batch, or 5 tablespoons worth of the mix to a 16 ounce container of sour cream.
And the nice thing is you can make it stronger with onion flavor if you want, or even leave some onion powder out of it if you want. You choose!
The word “French” makes the dip sound fancy and bougie. But, is there a real difference between the two, other than a marketing term?
Well, yes, there is an actual difference. French onion soup is made with beef stock or beef bouillon. French onion dip isn’t just onion dip, it’s onion beef dip.
And, technically then, French onion dip is not okay to serve to vegetarian friends.
That’s where this homemade onion soup mix dip recipe comes to the rescue! All the flavor without any beef and it’s vegetarian so everyone can enjoy it!
The sour cream used as a base for the onion soup dip can get watery if you’ve dipped something into the dip container and left a little divot in the dip. That divot fills with a little water as the sour cream separates.
If you have any leftover dip, simply stir the French onion dip before serving.
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Onion Soup Mix Dip
- ¼ cup dry onion flakes
- 1 ½ teaspoons parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- pinch black pepper
- 16 ounces sour cream
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour, or overnight, to allow the flavors to get to know each other.
- Serve with your favorite chips.
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.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
I love the idea of using this as a replacement for recipes that call for onion soup mix! brilliant!
There was not even a drop left after our party! People asked for the recipe (Ive sen t them all your way! ). Thanks for the very DELICIOUS recipe!
No unknown odd ingredients when you make your own onion soup mix and it’s so simple to make! I’ll be making a big batch to have on hand. Thank you!
Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
Onion dip is the BEST! I also love this recipe for homemade onion soup mix. I have several recipes that call for onion soup mix, but I rarely make them because I don’t like using the packaged mix. I’ll definitely be mixing some homemade up and giving it a try!
Seriously one of my biggest addictions in life!! I will for sure be making this one!!
Jennifer A Stewart
Onion soup mix can be used for so many recipes! I love that it is made from scratch and not full of all those fillers or MSG!
Everyday ingredients and easy to make, what a tasty dip!!!
Can I leave out the sugar and it would taste as good?
Kristie, sugar gives everything a little extra flavor. Just like salt. So, it won’t taste as good, but you can leave it out. I haven’t tried it, but you could try a sugar substitute if you want. Let me know how it goes.