Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipes

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Making your own dry onion soup mix allows you to tailor the ingredients to suit your personal taste, such as making a bouillon free version. This is a page about dry onion soup mix recipes.


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This is better than the onion soup mixes that come in an envelope you buy at the store.


  • 2/3 cup dried, minced onions
  • 3 tsp parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar or Splenda
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  1. Mix together ingredients, and store in an airtight container.
  2. 4 tablespoons of this dried mix equals one packet of onion soup mix you would buy at the store.
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Here is something to make when you do not have any dry mix!

Total Time: 5 minutes or less

Yield: 1 envelope

Source: My files


  • 1/4 cup onion flakes
  • 2 Tbsp beef bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Mix up and use in recipes as one envelope!
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    This may have been answered in the past, but I didn't need it then. I am on a salt restricted diet. I need a dry onion soup recipe that I can make without putting in the salt. Hope you can help me out. TY

    By Linda from Bloomington, IL


    February 15, 20120 found this helpful

    Onion Soup Mix

    Some of my recipes call for onion soup mix. I've used Goodman's Low Sodium Onion Soup Mix, which I find in the kosher foods section of my local Safeway. However the last time I looked for it there wasn't any there. I'm not sure if they are no longer stocking it or they were just out. You can easily make your own mix anyway. And it's even lower than the Goodman's in sodium. You can use this the same as you would a one serving envelope of one of the commercial brands (some brands make multiple servings per envelope).


    Mixed with a pint of sour cream, it makes a good low sodium dip. Make sure you read the sour cream labels though, the amount of sodium varies widely. The lowest I've seen is the Breakstone regular, with 10 mg per 2 tablespoons.

    1 T Minced Onion
    1 t Sodium Free Beef Bouillon
    1/2 t Onion Powder
    1/8 t Black Pepper
    1/8 t Paprika
    Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar or bag.
    Yield: 1 Servings

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    February 15, 20120 found this helpful

    Dry Onion Soup

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Total Time: 10 min
    Servings: 12
    You can store this on the counter and use in recipes that require onion soup packages."

    1 cup beef bouillon granules
    ½ teaspoon pepper
    1 cup dry onion, minced
    ¼ cup onion powder


    ¼ cup parsley flakes
    1/8 cup onion salt


    Add all ingredients to jar with tight lid and shake well.
    To use add 1/4 cup mix to 4 cups water.
    Can also add to recipes in place of onion soup packet, 1/4 cup = 1 envelope.

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    February 16, 20120 found this helpful

    The second post recipe which makes a lot the last ingredient (onion salt) the amount is unclear. Could you clarify this for us? Also, I had no luck getting the recipe from family oven.

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    February 16, 20120 found this helpful

    Here's a really easy copycat recipe that has been given a five star rating:

    Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix

    1/4 cup dried minced onion
    2 tbsp instant low or no sodium beef bouillon powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder

    Combine all together. This makes the equivalent of 1 package soup mix.

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    February 16, 20120 found this helpful


    I found a lot of the soup mixes. And if you put in "salt free mixes" you will get more than you will ever need. These range from herb mixes, chili and taco seasonings, to making your own Mrs. Dash.


    These recipes rock!

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    There are so many recipes with onion soup mix in them but I am allergic to MSG, which it contains. Does anyone know of an alternative to onion soup mix? Thanks.

    Connie from Ontario Canada


    By Karen from Wichita (Guest Post)
    May 5, 20060 found this helpful

    3/4 cup dried minced onion
    1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
    1/4 cup onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 teaspoon celery seed

    That makes four batches, courtesy Quick Cooking magazine. Of course you have to find a bouillon that doesn't have MSG, but they're out there.

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    May 6, 20060 found this helpful

    Thank you Karen. I had found one bouillon granular but now it seems to have disappered from my stores shelf.


    I know they do exist so I'll keep trying. I had found an alternative onion mix at a bulk food store but it was very salty. I'll try this. Thanks again.

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