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Making Lipton Onion Soup Mix (Copycat)

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By making your own dry onion soup mix, you can save money and reduce the preservatives in your diet. This page contains copycat recipes for making Lipton onion soup mix.


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February 17, 201211 found this helpful
Here's a copycat recipe that's much less expensive than purchasing the real deal at the market and doesn't have oodles of chemicals in it. The ingredient amounts equal one Lipton packet serving.


  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp low or no sodium beef bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder


Combine all ingredients.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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By 7 found this helpful
December 17, 2010

This is great when you are out of dry onion soup. It is easy to make your own.



Mix together well. Stir before using. 1 package equals 1 oz. Makes 8 oz.

By Elaine

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November 14, 2006

I have been using this recipe for years in place of the original. I think it is just as tasty and is certainly less expensive than the real thing.




Combine all ingredients. Quantity is the equivalent of 1 package of soup mix.

By Don Howse from Ajijic, MX

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December 13, 20100 found this helpful

When you prepare meatloaf, pot roast, beef stew, etc., why buy those little packets of onion soup when you probably have all these ingredients in your kitchen already?


  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar


Mix together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container. Five tablespoons of this mix is equal to one (1.25-oz) package.

By Donna from Las Vegas, NV


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August 12, 20100 found this helpful


  • 3/4 cup instant minced onion
  • 1/3 cup beef-flavor instant bouillon
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed -- crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar


Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Five Tbsp. = 1 package of onion soup mix. Use as commercial onion soup mix.

By Christi from Paducah, KY

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