I love this onion soup mix recipe. It goes with everything. But I’m curious. Does anybody actually ever make onion soup with onion soup mix? Or is it one of those items that just carries the name because of the main ingredient?
I suppose you could add it to french onion soup, although I don’t think that would be quite the same with all those little bits of onion floating around instead of the bigger pieces. But who am I to judge.
The fact is, this stuff adds tons of flavor to just about anything you cook. And the great part is, there is no MSG, preservatives, added sugars or any of that other garbage that food companies like to add to their packaged seasonings. Just real herbs and spices, the way it’s supposed to be!
I actually tested this out first by mixing it into some plain Greek yogurt to see if I could get a vegetable dip that was in any way close to the one my mom used to make. And as a matter of fact, this was pretty dead on! Sorry Mom, I figured out your secret recipe! Then I mixed it in with some ground turkey for turkey burgers. Delish!! This just has so many uses. How do you typically use onion soup mix? What types of dishes do you add it to?
ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE FOR MEATLOAF
Yes, this is a perfect replacement of the packaged stuff for making meatloaf! 1 packet typically has about 2 tbsp. of onion soup mix in it, but also contains a lot of MSG which intensifies the flavor. So for meatloaf, I recommend using 3-4 tablespoons per 2 lbs. of meat.
ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE:
Use this delicious blend instead of the garbage packets from the store!
- 1/2 cup dried, chopped onions
- 2 tbsp. dried parsley
- 5 tbsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. celery seed
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. sea salt or pink salt
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
Blend all herbs and spices together. I find it's easiest to pour everything into a ziplock bag or glass jar. Easy to mix, easy to store!
Note that you can use less salt if you need to. As I said above, I seasoned this by mixing it in with yogurt for dip, and that amount of salt tasted good to me. So adjust that to your liking.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 11/18/13.