This dry onion soup mix is perfect to throw together in 5 minutes or less and have on hand to use whenever you want. All you need are some spices you probably already have in your kitchen pantry!
Onion Soup Mix is so easy that chances are you already have all the ingredients! This recipe even makes a bit more than one store bought onion soup packet!
Yep, just like those little packets you are overpaying for at the grocery store, I’m going to show you how to make your own Onion Soup Mix. I’m going out on a limb here, but I’ll say 90% of my foodie friends already have all the ingredients they need to make this Onion Soup Mix recipe in their pantry.
Other than the fact that it will only take about 1 more minute to make Onion Soup Mix from scratch rather than tear open a paper bag, you can also control the flavors and salt content when making it yourself.
I prefer mine to be extra onion-y (yep, I just made up that word). You can even go a step further and use garlic flakes instead of onion- Garlic Soup Anyone???
While I haven’t made garlic soup, I have used this soup mix with garlic flakes for a marinade and it was pretty tasty (see below).
Making your own Onion Soup Mix at home not only saves you a trip to the grocery store, but it will save you money! You’ll never have to buy it from the store again once you see how easy it is to make, and how much better it tastes when you do it yourself!
Another tip, make a couple batches and keep them in an airtight container in your fridge. You can also package them cutely and give them as gifts!
I also want to make a confession: I’ve never actually made soup with Onion Soup Mix. I know! GAH! I’ve mixed it into ground beef for burgers and meatloaf, folded with sour cream for dip, roasted it with potatoes and my personal favorite, made Grilled Onion Pork Chops, but never have I ever actually made soup.
Maybe I’ll give that a shot sometime! What is your favorite way to use Onion Soup Mix?
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- 1/2 cup dried onion flakes
- 3 tablespoons beef bullion ground
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
- 1/8 celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. You are done!
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
You can substitute garlic flakes for onion.
If you want to make soup, add 4 cups boiling water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.