This homemade onion soup mix is the perfect replacement for store-bought packaged mix. Store your mix in an airtight container for several months.
A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for slow cooker pot roast. Outside of the beef, the main ingredient is dry onion soup mix.
I used to buy the onion soup mix you can get at the grocery store – you know which one I’m talking about. The square packet in the soup aisle. And then I looked at the ingredient list and kind of freaked out a little bit.
I need to stop looking at ingredient lists or I’m never going to be able to go into a grocery store again.
Chemical after chemical, or at least a bunch of scientific names I couldn’t possibly know the meaning of. Not really my cup of tea right now. Or in this case, my cup of soup.
So I got to researching and reading. And re-reading the back of that onion soup mix. Because there are a few basic ingredients in onion soup mix and they are onion flakes and onion powder. Makes sense…
I didn’t want to use any beef bouillon, which you will see in several other homemade onion soup mix recipes. There were a few reasons behind that.
Mainly, I don’t think of beef when I think of onion soup. Also, vegetarians and vegans can use this mix too when it is excluded. This is also gluten-free (unlike the store-bought stuff.)
I came up with this recipe instead. Its perfectly onion-y pungent and is really good with my pot roast.
Store your soup mix in a sealable container for up to 2 months. Make sure you give it a good shake before you measure because the smaller spice parts sink to the bottom. If you are using this recipe to replace a store-bought package, you will need 5 tablespoons of it.
Once you have mixed up your soup mix, you can use it to make soup, slow cooker pot roast or onion dip.
- 1/2 cup dry onion flakes
- 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Store in an airtight container.
If using this is as a replacement for a package, use 5 tablespoons of this easy-to-make mix.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 8 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 177mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 0g