Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe – Replace the Packets!

Disclosure AffiliateReplace the packets with this easy-to-make Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe! Perfect for dip, meatloaf, burgers, soup, potatoes and more.

Onion soup mix is one of those things that is super handy to keep in the kitchen for making a party dip in a hurry or spicing up dishes like meatloaf and burgers. But there is an alternative to those little packets you buy at the store! It’s easy to do with our Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe.

While I have used plenty of those packets in my life, there are plenty of reasons to ditch them. While they’re generally inexpensive, they are still multiple times more expensive than putting together your own mix. And, have you ever stopped to look at the ingredients on the side of the box? There are lots of things in there that I would just as soon not be putting into my food – things like caramel color, maltodextrin and two things I don’t even know what they are, but would just as soon skip – disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate.

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So, with all that in mind, we have a super easy Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe to mix up and store in your kitchen. You can store it in a simple glass jar – one that you have reused from other foods is fine – or I like these glass jars with wire snap lids that keep the mixture well sealed and fresh. It even makes a great gift when you tie a pretty bow around the jar!

Use this Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe for making onion dip, French onion soup, meatloaf, burgers, roasted potatoes – you name it! To make onion dip I mix a 5 tablespoons with one cup non-fat Greek yogurt and 1 8 oz brick of neufchâtel cheese. It makes a delicious, low fat dip! If you miss that artificial color and think your dip looks too light, add a few drops of worcestechire, soy or tamari sauce.

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe


1/2 cup dry minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid, and mix well. Store in an airtight container.


  • Always shake the mixture well before using.
  • 5 tablespoons of this mixture is equivalent to one store-bought soup mix packet.

Replace the packets with this easy-to-make Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe! Perfect for dip, meatloaf, burgers, soup, potatoes and more.

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  1. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    This is such a great idea! I never thought to make my own. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for this recipe. I will be making it for all the reasons you gave.

  3. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    Thank you so much for the low down on a very great and easy to make recipe. Soup is on this winter, and I thank you so much for sharing.

  4. I love homemade mixes! This is definitely one that will be in my pantry from now on!

  5. Onion soup mix is such a yummy addition to so many recipes, but it’s really hard for me to find gluten free versions (which I have to have at my house). I’m so excited to try this. All the flavor, and no gluten! Yeah!

  6. I will definitely make this! I love onion soup mixes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hey, that’s super cool! I use onion soup mix in all kinds of recipes. I think making my own would be the best way to make the flavor exactly the way I like it.

  8. What a great idea! I have all these items on hand so I could whip up a batch easily. Plus you can customize the taste.

  9. I live in Nepal and can’t get a lot of these things, but maybe someone will bring me a care package. Or maybe I’ll dry my own onions. I think I’ll add turmeric to give it some color and immune system boost.

  10. Wow that’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. I’m surprised to see sugar in it though! I love onion soup mix.

  11. Wow, never even thought about making my own homemade soup mix, thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  12. This is awesome! It’s easy and great for making homemade dips for Sunday games!

  13. This is a great idea! Prepackaged varieties can get very expensive and always seem to contain too much salt.

  14. rajeespot@gmail.com' Rajee Pandi says:

    Not sure whether it is easy to do Love to try it

  15. I love the homemade mixes and also how you have all the ingredients available just a click away! 🙂 Sounds good!

  16. adrianecoros@gmail.com' Adriane says:

    I love this! I use those packets pretty frequently.

  17. lqueen75@yahoo.com' Lisa Queen says:

    This is a great idea. I use Onion Soup alot. Thanks!

  18. This looks so much better than the packets!

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