Homemade onion soup mix is perfect for homemade French onion dip, meatloaf, burgers, soup, and more! The best part is, no weird ingredients or MSG!
As you guys all probably know, I’ve posted a lot of homemade spice mixes in the past (if you don’t know, feel free to check out all my homemade spice blends), but I have gotten so many requests for this recipe, from readers, to good friends (hi, Allison!), to my favorite Shipt shopper (hi, Shantell!).
You all love some french onion dip (I do too!) and that goodness begins with this homemade onion soup mix. But don’t you worry, I have a French onion dip recipe and I lightened it up for you, too. It’s a good thing that it’s a little lighter, because let’s be honest, that stuff is best with chips. So the calories I save in the dip…I make up for with way too many chips. Way, way, waaaaay too many. Why is it so irresistible?
I researched this recipe by buying a couple boxes of the store-bought version of onion soup mix and looking at ingredients. Spoiler alert….there’s a lot of weird junk in those little packets! This homemade onion soup mix is one that you can definitely feel better about eating and feeding to your family and friends. No MSG, no hard to pronounce ingredients, just good spices and herbs.
One thing to note right off the bat is that the packets that you purchase from the store do contain a granulated beef stock/broth/bouillon. I chose to leave that ingredient out for a few reasons. The first reason is that I couldn’t find granulated beef bouillon with an ingredient list I liked from my grocery store.
The second reason was that I don’t think the dip needs the beef flavor to taste great, making this onion soup mix more versatile. It also makes this more compatible to special diets like paleo and gluten-free.
If you’re going to use this only for soup, you can definitely go ahead and add some granulated beef bouillon to this mixture, or you can just pick up your favorite liquid stock or make your own! However, without the bouillon, it’s great for the dip, for burgers, meatloaf, and so much more!
What’s in Homemade Onion Soup Mix?
Well, if you’re buying it from the store, a whole bunch of weird stuff. However, making your own, you have the control! Here’s what’s in this recipe (full printable recipe below, as always):
- dried onion flakes
- dried parsley flakes
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- coconut sugar (or granulated sugar)
- black pepper
- celery seed
You might notice salt is not included in this list, either! I want you to be able to control the salt levels, and if you’re adding this to soup with a beef broth, that may add all the salt you need. If you make dip, give it a taste and add salt as needed!
As soon as I first made this recipe and tried it as French onion dip, I immediately bought more onion flakes and filled up a whole jar with this mixture. I know you guys are going to do the same, too.
More Homemade Spice Blends:
- 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar (or regular granulated sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
- In a bowl or a small jar, mix all ingredients together. Use wherever you like to use onion soup mix.
- Use as substitute for a 1-ounce envelope of store-bought onion soup mix.
- Optional: Add 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules if desired.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.