Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix


Don’t ever buy Dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix again! This is my copycat version of one pouch of Dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix. My husband and I can’t tell the difference when using my version and is it a whole lot cheaper.

I only make one pouch serving at a time. A lot of the other copycat recipes make a large quantity and then you scoop out the amount you need. I don’t care how hard you shake that jar, the ingredients never come out right! Use my recipe just like you would use any single Dry Onion Soup Mix. However, whenever I use my Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix, I don’t add any salt to my recipes because there is plenty of salt already in the bouillon to make up for it.






Crush the bouillon by placing it in a bag

and hitting it with a meat tenderizer or

hammer until it is a powder. Add it and

all of the other ingredients to a small bowl

and mix. Use it as you would one dry

pouch of Lipton Onion Dry Soup Mix.


Homemade Onion Dry Soup Mix




  • 1/4 cup dehydrated onion
  • 6 cubes of beef bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp crushed celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sugar


  1. Place the bouillon cubes into a sandwich bag and using a meat tenderizer or a hammer, crush the cubes to a powder.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the bouillon and all the rest of the ingredients together.
  3. Use the entire mixture as you would one pouch of Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix except do not add any salt to your recipe as the bouillon cubes have plenty of salt in them.




Categories: Soup, Spices/Seasoning


    • I use this mix for cooking. I will put a roast in the slow cooker. Mix the soup with a can of beef broth and cook it all day. I add it to my meatloaf, potatoes etc. Even though it is a soup, I have never fixed it for soup…lol

  1. You can also get dried onion to make it even more like the soup mix. One of our local food stands sells the dried onion. I also skip the crushing of the bouillon cubes by buying the bouillon powder. They even have a gluten-free one! Making it yourself makes it entirely gluten-free vs the soup mix; which isn’t. We have a lot of the same/similar recipe it would seem. 🙂

  2. I’ve tested several of these. The only thing I really use the mix for is the good old foil-wrapped pot roast, but I have friends who swear by it for brisket, too. I am definitely going to try your recipe. Diane.

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