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Classic Onion Soup Mix Recipe

Classic Onion Soup Mix Recipe

You can prepare soup, make dips and even season meats with this handy mix from June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "My grandchildren really enjoy it as a coating on oven-roasted potatoes," she says. "It's an inexpensive substitute for the envelopes you get at the store."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • FOR ONION SOUP:
  • 4 cups water
  • FOR ROASTED POTATOES
  • 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • FOR ONION DIP:
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • Assorted raw vegetables, chips or crackers

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (20 tablespoons total).
  • 2. To prepare onion soup: In a saucepan, combine water and 5 tablespoons onion soup mix. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 3 servings.
  • 3. To prepare roasted potatoes: In a bowl, toss potatoes and oil. Sprinkle with 5 tablespoons onion soup mix; toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 35-40 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
  • 4. To prepare onion dip: In a bowl, combine sour cream and 5 tablespoons onion soup mix; mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with vegetables, chips or crackers. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon of soup mix (prepared with reduced-sodium bouillon) equals 15 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: Free Food.