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Homemade Copycat Dry Onion Soup Mix

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5 from 10 reviews

Skip the packets of Lipton dry onion soup mix and make this homemade copycat version instead. It’s healthy, frugal and much more delicious than store-bought packets.


  • ¾ cup onion flakes
  • 1/3 cup powdered beef bullion
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground celery seed
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic (opt)
  • 1 tsp salt (opt)
  • ½ tsp pepper (opt)
  • ¼ tsp sugar (opt)
  • ¼ tsp paprika (opt)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar.
  2. Use 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) in lieu of one packet of dry onion soup mix.
  3. Store in a cool pantry.


  • If you use this recipe for instant soup, use homemade stock or beef broth instead of beef bouillon and avoid the too-much-salt situation entirely.
  • To make this dry mix vegetarian or vegan, substitute vegetable bouillon instead of beef.
  • One ¼ cup serving is the equivalent to one envelope of dry onion soup mix.
  • This recipe is a bigger batch. Not massive, but you’ll get at least 3 servings out of it.
  • I like to make a big batch and store it in the spice cabinet in a re-purposed jar. Then I scoop out 4 Tablespoons (equivalent to ¼ cup) for whatever recipe I’m making (here’s how to remove the labels off your old jars).


Keywords: Dry onion soup mix