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Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe

Onion soup mix can be used for a lot more than just soup. Making a homemade onion soup mix is quite simple. Most of the ingredients may already be in your pantry.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix in a small jar.

Packets of onion soup mix can be found in my cabinet year round. The funny thing is that I have never used the mix for onion soup. I usually use it as an ingredient in other recipes.

One of our favorites is a dip, like this Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip. My husband requests that dip all of the time. I have also used onion soup mix in other recipes. It only makes sense that I make it myself since it’s so easy.

Homemade Onion Soup Dry Mix

5 tablespoons of this mixture is equivalent to the store-bought soup mix.


  • ½ cup dry onion flakes
  • 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Sugar, onion powder, parsley flakes, garlic salt, paprika, and salt and pepper.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid, and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
  2. Shake the mixture before each use.
Mixing spices in a bowl for onion soup mix.

Wrap a pretty bow around the jar and it makes a nice gift. Onion soup mix is one of those easy, affordable, and safe gifts.

Even if you don’t know a person that well, chances are they would find a good use for a pretty jar of homemade onion soup mix.

I am all about practical gifts when it comes to teachers, mail people, hostesses, and others that you want to show a little gift loving.

This mixture can be used for French onion soup dip, French onion soup, spicing up meatloaf, burgers, roasted potatoes, and so much more.

What are some ways you use onion soup mix? 


Sunday 8th of November 2015

This is great recipe. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMatterParty. We would love to have you again next week.

Cathy Thompson

Friday 30th of October 2015

This is great I use lots on onions soup mix, going to try this!

Mike S.

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

I wonder how much difference the sugar makes. Carbs are carbs, you know...

Barbara Montag

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

I love this recipe - thanks!


Wednesday 28th of October 2015

That is one of the THE BEST recipes ever! I mean it. I use onion soup mix all the time in recipes. And the worst part is not having it when I need some, not to mention the name brand can be expensive for only 3 packets. I will be making this for myself and perhaps jarred as gifts for a few people I know that cook a lot. Thanks again!