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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


  • 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 (16 ounces) sour cream
  • Assorted raw vegetables, chips or crackers


  • 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: 15 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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jakeor2 User ID: 4142534 57614
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This works very well as a substitute for packaged onion soup mix. I keep a jar of it on hand in my pantry."

Summy User ID: 1386846 88445
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"It's not hard to make this a vegetarian dish. Simply substitute vegetarian bouillon for the beef."

loridillon User ID: 1687997 50281
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"Not really a vegetarian dish, if it contains beef bouillon. TOH, be more careful with your listings!"

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