Learn how to make Lipton onion soup mix copycat right at home. It is a classic recipe that is one of our family favorites. A simple blend of pantry ingredients and just might become your most used homemade spice blend in your cupboard. I always use to use this dry onion soup mix for so many things, from dips to roasts, and gravy. It is such an easy way to add a savory herb flavor to meals.
Often, my pantry is stocked with a box of Lipton packets. When I run out and do not have time to chase to the grocery store, this recipe is a great one to have in my recipe box. Sometimes, I will mix up the ingredients for the recipe I am making. If I am planning ahead, I will make a larger batch and store this in my spices to use in recipes in the coming months.
Homemade Seasoning Recipes
This copycat Lipton onion soup mix recipe is easy to make and is budget friendly. Plus, you can customize it to your liking by adding different herbs and spices. It helps any home chef make flavorful family meals in a hurry. So next time you need some onion soup mix, give this recipe a try.
What is in Dry Onion Soup Mix?
This blend of basic ingredients is full of flavor. It is one of those great recipes to pass on down through the generations. Here is the list.
- Dried Onion Flakes
- Beef Bouillon Granules
- Onion Powder
- Parsley Flakes
- Celery Seed
- Ground Black Pepper
Of course, to make this spice blend all you do is combine all the ingredients. It is simple and just takes a few minutes to make. Yet, the end result adds so much flavor to so many recipes.
This recipe will make the equivalent of the contents of one Lipton’s onion soup mix packet.
How to Use Popular Onion Soup Mix
Since this seasoning blend is extremely versatile it can be used to add flavor to a wide variety of dips, sauces, meats, and vegetables.
One of my favorite ways to use this is to season roasts; however, there are just so many creative ways that people have found to use this little packet of goodness. If you have never tried this spice blend before or are just looking for new ideas, we will share a few to get you started.
Beef Broth. Just heat 3 cups of water and 1 packet of the soup mix. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 more minutes. Sometimes we all want a simple yet satisfying hot bowl of goodness.
Rice Pilaf. A great way to add lots of rich tasting flavor. Add a packet to a cup of rice and a cup of water while cooking for a delicious flavor.
Pot Roast. Use as a spice rub on the roast and continue with baking or slow cooking for a deep, rich flavor. Use the pan drippings for gravy too.
Marinade Meat. If you like to grill your meats this is a delicious marinade. Just mix a packet with 1/3 cup olive oil and 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar. Marinate your meat 1-4 hours before grilling.
Roasted Potatoes. Cut up your potatoes and toss them with the dry onion soup mix and some olive oil. Place on a cookie sheet and bake until golden and crispy. Our entire family scrambles to the table when I make amazing recipes like this.
Roasted Vegetables. Toss vegetables with the spice mix and olive oil before roasting. It adds a scrumptious flavor and a perfect recipe using simple ingredients for busy nights.
Rich Herby Gravy. Make a gravy without pan drippings. Just add one packet, ¼ cup of the spice mix, to 1 ½ cups of water. Bring to a boil and add a mixture of 1 tablespoon corn starch and 1 tablespoon water to thicken the gravy.
Unexpected Guests or Need a Party Appetizer
This is one of our go-to recipes when we have guests stop over or a party occasion to attend where we bring a dish-to-pass. The best part, it is one of those extremely popular Lipton onion soup mix recipes for our family and friends. We seem to always have a pint of sour cream in the refrigerator and this dry onion soup mix seasoning on hand either in the packet or a homemade version.
Classic Dip Recipe. For decades, my mom has been making the classic French onion dip recipe at all our parties. It couldn’t be simpler either. Just combine 1 packet of the dry onion soup mix with one pint of sour cream. Let that chill in the refrigerator about an hour before serving. This is one of those dip mixes that goes with chips and vegetables too. Perfect party food as it is a delicious crowd-pleaser, and one of the easiest recipes too.
How to Store Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
If you are like me, you will want to make this homemade dry onion soup mix in bulk. Just mix the ingredients and store in an airtight container or a glass jar. It will keep for 6 months to a year. However, after 6 months the spices will begin to lose their potency.
This also brings me to my next point. When making this spice mix, the only thing is to make sure to use dry ingredients that are as fresh as possible.
How to Make Lipton Onion Soup Mix Copycat
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- ¼ Cup Dried Onion Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons Beef Bouillon Granules
- ¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Parsley Flakes
- ⅛ Teaspoon Celery Seed
- ⅛ Teaspoon Paprika
- ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- This recipe makes enough for a substitute for a 1-ounce envelope of dry onion soup mix.
- In a bowl, add the onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper. Mix to combine.