Homemade Onion Soup Mix Packets

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I used to go through LOTS of store bought onion soup mix packets.  I would buy them in bulk and put them in tons of stuff like tater tot casserole, hamburger patties, on pot roast or oven roasted potatoes…..the list goes on.  Then I became more aware of what I feed my family and I started reading labels…… 🙁  Sadly, I stopped buying them and for a long time we just did without.  Then I found this recipe and now I just make up several “packets” at a time!  This way I have them on hand to use anytime my little heart desires……which is often,… VERY often. 😀

Homemade Onion Soup Mix 1This is super easy, but there are lots of spices to get out and measure, so if you’re in a hurry it can be a little frustrating…especially if you’re used to ripping open a little envelope and dumping it in.  That being said I recommend while you have the spices out, make up several batches. 🙂

Homemade Onion Soup Mix Packets

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix Packets
 
This will make one "packet" of onion soup mix.
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a small resealable container or bag and shake.

That’s it, onion soup mix packets without MSG!

Onion soup mixI get my super fresh organic herbs and spices from Mountain Rose Herbs.  They will make your from scratch cooking taste even better!!  Mountain Rose Herbs is a great company with a cool web site.  Go check it out, you will not be disappointed. 😀

This recipe was adapted from Laura at Heavenly Homemakers

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37 thoughts on “Homemade Onion Soup Mix Packets

  1. I found MANY recipes for this; however, NONE of them have corn starch which IS in the original dry soup mix. What does the corn starch do & if I wanted to add it, what amount would you suggest? Thank you

    1. Hi Candy, I’m not sure what the cornstarch does in onion soup mix? The only reason I’ve used cornstarch is as a thickening agent. If I was to add it to this recipe I would put in 1/2 of a teaspoon. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      1. yes, that sounds like the right amount! I HOPE it won’t hurt any; however, like I said the packet says it’s in there 🙂 Thank you very much, SO GLAD I stumbled across this….have a wonderful day

    2. What I’ve read about cornstarch is that it “turns into MSG” during it’s manufacture, as do a lot of other things. I avoid cornstarch as much as possible because I react (not in a good way) from it like I do from all MSG and anything that “turns into MSG,” sneakily added to foods under many hidden names. Cornstarch is in confectioner’s sugar, too. This one’s hard to avoid without giving up icing totally. I would leave cornstarch out of all recipes, including this one. Arrowroot and other thickeners work just as well without the MSG.

      1. I’m coming into this long after your original post and my apologies if it has already been mentioned…
        My grandmother used to make powdered sugar herself by blending regular sugar in a good blender.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. Due to my heart condition my sodium is restricted. Making my pot roast and favorite Lipton recipe for meatloaf seemed like I would never be able to have them again. I tweaked your recipe a little, and voila, I am back in business! You are the best!

    1. Hi Lori, That would depend on how fresh the herbs and spices are that you put in the mix. If you are using recently purchased herbs and spices it could last for a couple of years. The mix will settle over time and clump together but you just have to give it a shake before you use it.

      1. Ms. Grace – If I make this is bulk, do you know what the measurement that would equal 1 packet of the Lipton’s mix?

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  3. I ran across this recipe on pinterest and am tickled. My husband has had a stroke and has to really watch his intake of sodium because of high blood pressure. I made the recipe but omitted the salt and used only a fraction of the celery salt that the recipe called for and it taste fabulous. I can now have flavor and control the sodium which he shouldn’t have. Thank you Very Much

  4. Thank God for Pinterest and me finding your recipe! I love using Onion Soup Mix in all kinds of things because you just can’t beat that flavor, but I felt like it was bad for you and have been looking for a great alternative… I appreciate you posting this! 🙂

  5. Love Pintrest! Like everybody else I have been looking for something like this 1. Money saver 2. Reduce unwanted bad ingredients. Next I need to find a recipe for cream soups that most of my slow cooker recipes ask for. I’m looking forward to making this!

  6. I’m trying this with salt substitute for the kosher and stevia for the sugar.

    What measure (in Tablespoons I guess?) equals 1 package.

  7. This is going to sound silly…but my sister is allergic to onions and I needed a replacement for the onion soup packet when making an old family stew recipe. I followed your recipe but swapped the dried onion for dried celery flakes, and onion powder for garlic powder. The stew was delicious and everyone got to enjoy it! Thanks!

  8. This is missing any ingredient that would add the beef flavor/color found in a purchased onion soup mix, right? Or am I missing something?

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