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 in a jar

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
  • paprika
  • 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!

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Ingredients for Homemade Onion Soup Mix

How To Make Onion Soup Mix

a spoon full of Homemade Onion Soup Mix

To make this homemade onion soup mix:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  2. 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 in a jar
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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

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!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 10


  • 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


5 tablespoons = 1 packet of soup mix
4.91 from 64 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 14 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine American
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  1. “Five tablespoons = 1 packet of soup mix
    Recipe Notes
    5 tablespoons = 1 packet of soup mix”

    I think you should revisit your measurements.

    1. Hi Maebelle, a minimal amount of carbs can be found in almost all ingredients listed in this recipe. Hope that helps!

  2. I was excited for msg free onion soup mix but yeast extract is the same thing as MSG, they’ve just rebranded it since so many people avoid “MSG” specifically. I’ll look for a yeast-free/MSG free bullion and try this out though since I’m allergic to both MSG and yeast.

      1. The first item in the Watkins boullion that I found was Hydrolyzed soy protein, that is another form of MSG. I have never found a boullion that is safe for someone that has MSG sensitivity. I would love to have something that I can use.

    1. Yes, you can add water to this recipe if you’d like to make a soup or it can be used without water to add to casseroles or other dishes for flavour.

  3. HI,




    1. While I’ve only made the recipe as written, if you leave out the onion flakes, you may want to consider adding more onion powder to your taste.

      1. 5 Tables spoons plus 1 teaspoon of onion powder is equal to 1/3 cup of onion flakes. Add that to the amount of onion powder called for.
        To equal one packet of store bought, you would use 1/3 of this mix.5 stars

  4. I love this recipe!  I use it to make a chicken dinner gluten free, and my family cannot tell the difference between this and the packets of onion soup mix.  EXCELLENT!!

  5. Thanks so much for this. It’s a great replacement for the box version. I just used it in meatloaf. Worked like a charm!5 stars

  6. 5 tablespoons = 1 packet, are you crazy? I used 4 tablespoons in my recipe that called for one packet and it was WAY too salty! I think 2 tablespoons is more like it. 1 star

    1. I don’t *think* I’m crazy. :) I’ve made this several times and it’s worked perfectly for me, it could be that the brand of bouillon you used had a higher level of salt than the one I use.

      1. Patty it does say that 5 tablespoons equals one packet of the store brought onion soup mix, not teaspoons. Look at where she writes the directions on how to use it.