Learn how to make this copycat Lipton onion soup mix recipe. It’s the perfect way to add some delicious flavor to any dish. But sometimes I have not planned well for what I am making so I need to be able to whip up a batch from other pantry staples. It is the perfect blend of seasonings for so many amazing recipes.
Our family has been using the Onion Soup Mix packets for a long time. Whenever we want to add a savory herb flavoring to a recipe, it seems we often reach for one of the soup packets.
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
When you are in a pinch for a dried onion soup mix substitute, this recipe will do the trick. It seems I always have the ingredients and spices in my cupboard. Yet, I was always unsure just how much of each ingredient to add. Therefore, having a recipe like this is one that I refer to often when I do not have a package of the soup mix on hand for my favorite recipes.
Plus, this recipe is budget friendly. So, why not try making your own at home? It’s super easy and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can adjust the flavors to your liking.
Ingredients in Onion Soup Mix
This spice blend is a popular spice and can be found in the spice aisle of our local most grocery store and it is used to flavor all sorts of dishes. It’s a blend of simple ingredients.
- Dried Onion Flakes
- Beef Bouillon Granules
- Onion Powder
- Parsley Flakes
- Celery Seed
- Ground Black Pepper
Make this recipe your own. One of the nice things about mixing your own spice blends is that you can make the recipe according to your own tastebuds. When making my own mixes, it is nice to adjust the amounts of the basic ingredients depending on what recipe I am adding this to.
Sometimes I like to add a bit more onion flakes or add some garlic powder. If you like your flavors a bit spicy, a few red pepper flakes can be added. Use low sodium beef bouillon granules if you are watching your salt intake.
Use This Homemade Substitute to Make Onion Soup Beef Broth
Sometimes you want a quick, easy, yet flavorful soup. Using a packet on the French onion soup mix is a great way to enjoy a warm bowl in just minutes.
Just like a Lipton Cup-a-Soup copycat
Just heat 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the amounts for 1 packet of soup mix. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
How to Use Onion Soup Mix
If you are looking for different ways to use this spice blend, this is probably one of the most versatile spice mixes in my kitchen for seasonings. I seem to always have some on hand. If not, it just takes minutes to mix up. Here are a few great recipes all using a packet.
Herb Dip. This classic recipe is one of those family favorites and always a party favorite. It is a smart way to have snacks and small bites available for your guests. Make this classic onion dip with just a few ingredients. Just mix one packet with a pint of sour cream and you are all set. It is probably our number one delicious crowd-pleaser when we throw a party.
Additional Uses that are Not a Copycat French Onion Dip
Savory Herb Rice Pilaf. An easy side dish for just about any meal. On those busy nights, just mix one cup of rice, one cup of water, and one packet of the onion soup mix.
Seasoned chicken. One of the easiest recipes to make. Just add the onion soup mix and bake.
Roast Beef. Here is another recipe where the onion soup mix is the only seasoning. Just use it as a dry rub and bake until the roast beef is flavorful and tender. A slow cooker works well for this too.
Onion Beef au Jus. I like to use the soup mix with a bit of garlic and soy sauce added. It is the perfect mix to combine with hot water for a rich broth that can be used for dipping your favorite steak or sandwich.
Beefy Onion Gravy. The next time you are making your beef gravy, reach for this Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe. A delicious gravy for mashed potatoes.
Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf. This flavorful meatloaf is another popular recipe for this spice mix. Just add the equivalent of 1 packet of the dried seasoning to one pound of meat.
These are just a few ideas for using the Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix Recipe. It seems that there are endless possibilities. Serving flavorful family meals is easier when you have a spice blend that is so versatile.
Make This in Bulk and Store
Since this dry onion soup mix has a shelf life of 6 months to a year, it is a great recipe to make in bulk. Just use ¼ cup when measuring as that will equal approximately 1 packet of the Lipton Onion Soup mix. This might just become your new pantry staple.
Just store in an airtight container or glass jar after all the ingredients are mixed. Make sure to date and label. It is important for the longest possible shelf life to use fresh dried ingredients. If the spices that you add to your mix are already old, they are already losing their freshest taste.
Save money and make your own spice mixes. It is easy to customize each one to your own dietary needs.
Here are a few easy recipes that are so easy your kids could make them.
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Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe
- In a medium bowl, combine the onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper.
- Use this as a substitute for a 1-ounce envelope of dry onion soup mix.
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Make This in Bulk and StoreSince this dry onion soup mix has a shelf life of 6 months to a year, it is a great recipe to make in bulk. Just use ¼ cup when measuring as that will equal approximately 1 packet of the Lipton Onion Soup mix. This might just become your new pantry staple. Just store in an airtight container or glass jar after all the ingredients are mixed. Make sure to date and label. It is important for the longest possible shelf life to use fresh dried ingredients. If the spices that you add to your mix are already old, they are already losing their freshest taste.
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