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Question: Does anyone actually use onion soup mix to make onion soup?  We buy packets at the grocery store all the time, but use them to flavor hamburgers, meatloaf, pot roast, and more.  Regardless of what you want to do with your own onion soup mix, I can give you five good reasons why you need to try making it yourself.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Five reasons why you need to make this homemade onion soup mix ASAP:

  1. It’s so easy to make!
  2. It’s delicious.
  3. It’s much cheaper than store-bought packets.
  4. You’ll know exactly what’s inside.
  5. You can make a bunch at a time so you always have some on-hand.

The first time that I made my own onion soup mix was for a Crockpot Pot Roast with Green Beans.  It was so delicious that I decided it was totally worth the extra five minutes that it took make it.  I mixed up a big batch of seasoning to keep in my spice cabinet and now I can’t wait to try it in my family’s favorite brown sugar meatloaf recipe.

Here’s the onion soup mix recipe so you can make some too.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Yields: The equivalent of one store-bought packet of onion soup mix


  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon beef bullion granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all ingredients.

If you want to make a big batch at once, simply multiply the ingredients by four or eight and use 1/3 cup in each recipe.

Thoughts or questions?  I’ve love to hear from you in a comment below.

PS This recipe is based on a recipe from  You can also find my favorite homemade taco seasoning mix here.

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9 years ago

your pin it button at the bottom of your post only takes me to 2 images on Pinterest and both are your cookbooks. There’s no way for me to pin your recipes

9 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

Hi there! I tried the “pin from web” option, but it still wouldn’t let me pin it! Thanks for the great recipe though!

9 years ago

awesome post! so much healthier than storebought!

Sue McCormick
Sue McCormick
8 years ago

This is much easier to make than the recipe I have previously tried. It appears to be much tastier also. I am eager to try this and to add it to my “Tried & True” recipes.

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8 years ago

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7 years ago

Thank you so much for all the Lovele recipes, I have tried quite a few. How much and what liquid should I USE to make onion soup from the homemade mix?