Classic Onion Soup Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


20 tablespoons mix

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
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."
Classic Onion Soup Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • Assorted raw vegetables, chips or crackers


  1. Combine the first 5 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: 4 servings.
  3. To prepare roasted potatoes: Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, toss potatoes and oil. Sprinkle with 5 tablespoons onion soup mix; toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, until tender, 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
  4. To prepare onion dip: In a bowl, combine sour cream and 5 tablespoons onion soup mix; mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with vegetables, chips or crackers. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup prepared soup: 30 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free food.

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