Homemade Onion Soup Mix is a convenient pantry staple to have on hand. Dry onion soup mix adds lots of flavor to recipes like pot roasts, soups, dips, rice, and many others. You can make your own onion soup mix from scratch, and control the amount of salt and avoid unwanted ingredients.
This recipe makes the equivalent of one onion soup packet. It is very simple to increase the recipe to make a larger batch.
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
I really like the convenience of using pre-made spice packets in my recipes. The flavors are usually just what I need to make the recipe the way I want it. The problem is that some of them are too salty, and that can ruin a recipe. So now I make my own!
The commercial onion soup packets have a lot of sodium in them. Not everyone likes or can have that much salt. For those of you who are wanting a lower sodium content, you can make this dry onion soup recipe from scratch, with no salt, or low salt.
Are There Hard to Find Spices in This?
You might be surprised to learn that making homemade Onion Soup Mix is pretty easy because it contains spices you probably already have. I think the most exotic ingredient is ground celery seed, which you can buy in those small red capped containers at the supermarket.
Also check the bulk section of stores that carry bulk spices.
This Homemade Onion Soup Mix recipe makes the equivalent of 1 packet. You can multiply this recipe and store it in a mason style jar to keep it fresh.
Making homemade spice blends is one of my favorite ways of ensuring that I will always have something delicious to season a recipe with. Below I have linked to several of my favorites.
Baked Chicken Spice Rub
Ribs Spice Rub
Cajun Spice Blend
Easy Taco Seasoning
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
If you make this easy Dry Onion Soup Mix recipe, please let me know. Just leave a comment with a star rating below. I’d like to know how it worked for you!
Homemade Onion Soup Mix is a great pantry staple to have on hand to add flavor to recipes like pot roasts, soups, dips, and many others. You can make your own onion soup mix from scratch, and control the amount of salt and unwanted ingredients.
- 4 Tablespoons Minced Dry Onion Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons Beef Bouillon Powder* low sodium
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Parsley Flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Celery Seeds
- ⅛ teaspoon Black Pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon Sweet Paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container, such as a mason jar.
Store in a cool dark place, such as a cupboard or pantry.
*To make vegetarian, use vegetable bouillon in place of beef.
This mix to substitute for 1 packet of dry onion soup mix. Double or triple recipe to make enough for several uses.
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Can you tell me what kind of bullion powder you use & maybe where you buy it?. I use Better than Bullion low sodium mostly. I’m in the Nortwest too, though not a big city. Probably have similar stores as you.
Thanks for your reply.
Hi PattiAnn, I use Herb Ox sodium free, or Better than Boullion low sodium, most often. I get them at Fred Meyer, Safeway, or online at Amazon.
Thanks for the quick reply ?
Thank you so much for this recipe. I can’t have much sodium, so this is perfect.