Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Onion Soup Mix

DIY Onion Soup Mix

I woke up this morning thinking I had scheduled this post with no text in the post, only photos and the recipe.  Luckily, I didn’t do that.  I sat down to write a post several times this weekend but time and time again, I just got distracted!

Ice Bucket Challenges, workouts, dinner and dominoes with friends, hanging out in the pool, baking cookies all took priority to writing a post.  Because, sometimes, you just need to enjoy the weekend, right?  However, I am pretty excited to share this recipe: DIY Onion Soup Mix!

DIY Onion Soup Mix

I have come to love homemade seasoning mixes like ranch, pumpkin piecajun, taco/chili, etc.  and I use onion soup mix a lot.  But have you looked at the ingredients on those packages?  Yikes!  And they get expensive!  I resolved very quickly to make a homemade version of this savory, salty mix.

So, here it is: amazingly simple, with onion flakes, beef bullion, a couple of seasonings.  And, done.

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DIY Onion Soup Mix

Yield: 3/4 cup (about 2 packets)

Total Time: 5 min

A simple make-at-home copycat recipe for Lipton's Onion Soup Mix.


1/2 cup dried onion flakes
1/4 cup beef bullion
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt


Mix all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to three weeks.

DIY Onion Soup Mix


15 Responses to “DIY Onion Soup Mix”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 25, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    Love this homemade version! Such a great mix to have on hand 🙂

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — August 25, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    I adore using this to make onion dip. Hate buying the store bought stuff. Definitely putting this on my DIY list!
    Happy Monday Cassie!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 25, 2014 @ 8:33 am’re a genius!!!!! There is something so wonderful about onion soup mix but I refuse to buy it after reading the ingredients. Pinning!

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    Cookbook Queen — August 25, 2014 @ 8:39 am

    I use Lipton Onion Sup mix all the time, so this is wonderful! I’m sure it’s so much cheaper, too!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 25, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    I love this easy to store onion soup mix.

    I got distracted this week when writing two posts and it didn’t make sense at all 🙁

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 25, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    Love onion soup! Would love to have this on hand, and it would be great to give as a gift!! Happy Monday Cassie!

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    Jamie | Jamie's Recipes — August 25, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    This will come in so handy this fall! Thank you!!

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    tracy — August 26, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    this looks so much better than the store bought.

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    Rachel Cooks — August 27, 2014 @ 5:44 am

    Onion soup mix has been on my to-do list for quite some time…looks like you saved me the trouble though! This looks perfect!

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    DessertForTwo — August 27, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    I love this stuff! I can’t wait to make my own! Have you found a good source of beef bullion? Like one without sugar or other additives. I’m on the hunt.

    • Cassie replied: — August 27th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

      Well, I bought it at the local Dutch Bakery & Bulk store and it had minimal additives and possibly a preservative that I can’t remember off the top of my head, and I do believe there is some sugar in it. But it seemed much better than some I found in the grocery store.

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 27, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    This made my day! I also love onion soup mix, but kind of hate using it. I can’t wait to make my own!

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    Joanne — August 30, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    I have to admit, I have always had a soft spot for that onion soup mix…but I’d much rather DIY it!

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    judy klamp — July 25, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    If I made this up and vacuume seal then freeze, how long could it last?

    • Cassie replied: — July 26th, 2015 @ 7:24 am

      I couldn’t say, as I’ve never tried to vacuum seal anything. I would guess that you could keep it in there for a month or two with no problem. Let me know how it turns out!

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