Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe

This Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe is delicious and easy to make with simple ingredients. With some common spices from your kitchen pantry, save yourself some money and make your own onion soup mix.

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A lot of popular dishes and delicious recipes call for a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, because this is such a tasty savory seasoning blend.

Our Crockpot Beef Stew, Pot Roast, and Salisbury Steak all have this secret ingredient that adds so much flavor.

Since I use it so often, dry onion soup mix is something I had to have on hand, and at all times. In fact, when I reach for the last packet in the box, the item was immediately added onto the shopping list.

Yet I found that I was buying dry onion soup mix quite a lot, since many of our favorite recipes include it.

Can I Make My Own Onion Soup Mix?

YES, and I bet you didn’t know just how easy it is to make Homemade Lipton Onion Soup Mix. This common grocery store purchase can actually be made easily yourself.

Not only is it budget friendly, yet you can make this recipe in less than 5 minutes.

Adding Onion Soup Mix to your recipes just got easier with this Lipton onion soup mix copycat. No trip to the store required.

Plus when you make your own homemade seasoning, you get to control what ingredients are used. This means your own homemade onion soup mix is natural, and totally customizable to suit preferences.

Now more often then not, I make my own. I will also double the batch and store with my other my spices, to use in upcoming recipes.

What to use if you don’t have onion soup mix?

  • Next time you need some onion soup mix, give this packet dry onion soup mix substitute a try.

Why You’ll Love This Delicious Onion Mix

  • BASIC INGREDIENTS – I think it’s safe to say that most (if not all) of these ingredients are in your pantry right now.
  • EASY TO MAKE – It’s as simple as mixing dry ingredients together and storing in a glass jar.
  • VERSATILE – Use this dry onion soup mix in many recipes like meats, soups, and dips. Customize to suit taste, and store for later use!

GIFTING IDEA: Add some homemade onion soup seasoning to glass jars and give as homemade gifts. You could even decorate the jar and print the recipe onto cute labels. 

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What is Onion Soup Mix Made Of?

The ingredients to make dry onion soup mix (sometimes called French Onion Soup Mix), are very basic ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen pantry.

  • Dry Onion Flakes – Sometimes called minced onion flakes. It wouldn’t be dry onion soup mix without the dry onion!
  • Beef Bouillon Powder – The dry powder is shelf stable and adds flavor. Feel free to use vegetable bouillon powder for a vegetarian version.
  • Dried Parsley Flakes – for flavor and texture.
  • Onion Powder – To give this recipe more of a rich onion flavor.
  • Dried Thyme – a savory spice
  • Garlic Powder – Adds flavor, and garlic is so good!
  • Ground Black Pepper – common spice for some heat without being overwhelming
  • Celery Salt – For flavor
  • Paprika – For colour and flavor.

How to Make Homemade Onion Soup Mix:

Quite possibly one of the easiest homemade seasoning blends to make! The printable recipe card is at the end of the post.

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  3. Store the homemade onion soup mix in an airtight container or in a small mason jar.
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What to Make with Onion Soup Mix

You might be asking yourself ‘What Do I Do with Onion Soup Mix?’.

That is kind of a loaded question, because there is really SO MUCH that you can do with onion soup mix. Yet here are some great ideas for lipton onion soup mix recipes.

  • Potatoes – Blend into cooked mashed potatoes or sprinkle with some olive oil on roasted potatoes before baking in the oven. This seasoning blend gives potatoes the best flavor, so try this on our Roasted Red Potatoes recipe.
  • Soup Mix – Add homemade dry onion soup mix to add incredible flavor to your homemade soups.
  • Beef Recipes – Whether it’s roast, steak or ground beef – the savory taste of dry onion soup mix is so delicious. Ideas include Salisbury Steak or even the ground beef mixture when making hamburgers.
  • Pork Recipes – Another great choice to season pork chops or Pork Roast, whether it’s made in the oven, bbq, or the slow cooker. You can use this in our French Onion Pork Chops Recipe!
  • French Onion Dip – Make an easy appetizer dip for veggies and potato chips, just mix this onion soup mix recipe into 1 cup sour cream.
  • Onion Butter – Combine butter and onion soup mix to sear with steak or salmon. This gives the meat amazing as soon as it is removed from the grill.
  • Gravy – Onion Soup Mix has all the necessary seasoning to add the best flavor when making gravy.
  • Beef Broth – As a bonus, making your own onion soup mix saves on purchasing beef broth as well. Simply add to boiling water and stir. Use it as broth or for beef dips.
  • Potato Chips – Use this blend before air frying when making Air Fryer Potato Chips. Tasty crispy chips anytime, without the guilt!
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Make Ahead & Storage

To Store: This dry soup mix is shelf stable and will last for up to a year. Just make sure your diy version is kept in an airtight container such as a mason jar or glass jar. Then store in a cool, dry place such as your spice cabinet.

Can you Freeze onion Soup Mix? Yes, you can also store this spice mix in the freezer or the fridge to preserve it longer. Yet it’s such an easy and frugal recipe to make, I don’t see why you would to be honest.

Onion Soup Mix Recipes to Try:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much of this equals one packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix?

One envelope of lipton onion soup mix has approximately 3 tablespoons of dry seasoning. Our Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe makes 1/4 cup so it’s relatively comparible to one packet of onion soup mix.

What is the difference between dry onion soup mix and french onion soup mix?

Traditionally, French onion soup mix is made with beef stock whereas onion soup mix can be made with chicken, beef, or vegetable stock. So really, there isn’t a difference.

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Yield: 1/4 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Onion Soup Mix - Discover the convenience and cost-saving benefits of making your own pantry staple with this easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 1/4 cup minced onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon powder (or vegetable bouillon powder for a vegetarian version)
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  3. Store the homemade onion soup mix in an airtight container or a mason jar.


    • This dry soup mix is shelf stable and will last for up to a year when kept in an airtight container such as a mason jar or glass jar. Store in a cool, dry place such as your spice cabinet.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3437mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

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Created by Tammi Roy

Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.

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