Homemade Onion Soup Mix is easy to make, really inexpensive and it tastes great! The best part is you know exactly what goes into it! We love adding this homemade onion soup mix to beef stew, using it as a steak rub, or mixing it into mashed potatoes!
Amazon. Most grocery stores have a bulk area which is a great place to grab ingredients for this recipe.
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
We love having this homemade onion soup mix ready to go. My brother in law is allergic to MSG, so it’s always great to have an easy seasoning on hand when we are entertaining for him!
This homemade onion soup mix is great in soups like chicken noodle soup, but it works for just about anything you want to add some flavor to. Grilled chicken breasts, 4 Ingredient Chicken Rice Casserole, you name it!
What Is In Onion Soup Mix
Homemade onion soup mix will almost always contain the following:
- onion flakes
- beef bouillon granules
- onion powder
- garlic powder
I like to add black pepper to my homemade onion soup mix. With pepper, it’s important to make sure it’s finely ground. If it has big granules, it will not mix into the seasoning well!
More Homemade Seasoning Mixes
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning (Dressing Mix)
- Homemade Seasoned Salt
- Italian Seasoning
- Homemade Poultry Seasoning
- Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
How To Make Onion Soup Mix
To make this homemade onion soup mix:
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl
- Pour mixture into an airtight container and store
Homemade onion soup mix will last in your cupboard for up to 6 months. On the bottom of the jars, I write the date they expire so I know how long they are good for! (Oil or hand sanitizer will remove sharpie from glass when you’re done with it).
This homemade onion soup mix can be used to replace an envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix in recipes! It’s great for meatloaf, chicken and french onion dip. And of course to make a simple onion soup!
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
- ⅓ cup onion flakes
- 7 tablespoons beef bullion granules
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredient and seal in an airtight container.
- Store in the cupboard up to 6 months.
- Five tablespoons = 1 packet of soup mix
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Where do you find beef bullion granules that don’t contain MSG? I can’t find any.
Hi Emily, I am able to find no MSG boullion at my local grocery store such as this Beef Better Than Bouillon.
Made this today. I did make a few tweaks. I caramelized then dehydrated my own onions. I used 6 tbsp of sodium free beef bouillon and added 1 tbsp of Worcestershire powder. I’d consider reducing that next time or just using a bit more sour cream to even out the tanginess of the dip.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I’ve been wanting to get brave enough to make my own for years now.
I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
I made this using regular beef bouillon and the suggested 5 T to equal a pkt of onion soup mix was way too salty, so I finally found sodium-free beef bouillon online and added the new batch to the previously made. Now, I’m excited to put it into tonight’s burgers! I’m very happy!
I was using this for a chicken recipe and replaced the beef bullion with chicken bullion. Absolutely delicious
I made this today for your 4 Ingredient Chicken & Rice (to go with our black eyed peas on New Year’s Day). What a pleasure to have a mix without all that extra salt. I usually avoid recipes that call for onion soup mix because of the excess salt issue. No more! This Texan loves it – it’s a keeper for sure.
This is a great money saver. Much cheaper to make then buying the boxed mix. I make a large batch and keep it in a sealed jar in my pantry. I use it in Chicken recipes and for Pork and Beef roasts. Also great for making roasted potatoes and vegetables. Thank you for another great money saving recipe!
Thank you for this recipe!! I have been making this recipe for 4 years now. Taste like the real thing!!!
don’t know if this has been asked…can onion powder be used in place of minced onion? some of my family doesn’t like the texture of them but do like the flavor. thank you for any help
Hi Melissa, we have only tried it as written. Let us know how it goes if you try it!
I love that this isn’t loaded with salt since I can use beef Herb Ox. Thank you.
Hello! Can I use vegetable stock powder instead? I make my own and prefer unprocessed options when possible!
Hi Nadine, we have never tried this recipe with homemade vegetable stock powder but would love to hear how it turns out! Since this is made with beef bouillon granules the flavor will change if using vegetable stock powder instead but it should still be delicious.
Don’t most beef bouillon have msg in them?
Hi Kelly, you can find msg free beef bouillon at most grocery stores.
First, the recipe tastes exactly like Lipton Onion Soup mix. However, I wonder if I did something wrong. I have to make everything gluten free, so I purchased Knorr Flavored Bouillon. After making it, I made some French Onion Dip. I put in the 5 T’s of the Knorr Bouillon and 2 C’s non-fat yogurt. I could barely eat it, because it was way too salty. I did happen to have more yogurt. So I had to use 4 cups of yogurt to the 5 T’s of mix. To make a long story short, what brand of bouillon do you use? I’m hopeful that whatever you used, will be gluten free. Otherwise, I will just use 2.5 T’s whenever I use it.
Again, great recipe!
We often use Knorr brand as well. You may be able to find a gluten-free beef bouillon that has a reduced-sodium amount though. Good luck!!
Thank you so much for this! I wanted to make chicken and rice for dinner and DID NOT want to go to the store. I had all the ingredients on hand, and your right. – it’s nice to know exactly what’s in it!
What is the sodium content of recipe?
Hi Geri, the sodium content can be found just beneath the recipe notes sections of the recipe card.
My mom used to use onion soup mix to make killer onion dip, nice to have a homemade version! Also, it’s a myth that msg is an allergen, so your brother-in-law might want to see what else could be causing problems for his health and safety